Book Review: ‘Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Volume I of the Pacific War Trilogy)

On November 14, 2011, W.W. Norton & Company published Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, the first volume of Ian W. Toll’s Pacific War Trilogy. In twelve chapters and an epilogue which take up 493 pages of narrative, Toll covers the first six months of the Pacific War that pitted the JapaneseContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Volume I of the Pacific War Trilogy)”

Reader’s Corner: Coming Soon to My TBR Pile

Hi, there, and welcome to another look at my ever-growing “To Be Read” (TBR) pile of books. It’s early morning on Monday, August 31, and even though I should be sleeping, my old adversary insomnia has come to pay me a visit. I’m probably going to be tired and irritable later in the day, butContinue reading “Reader’s Corner: Coming Soon to My TBR Pile”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope’

The Force. The Force doth give a Jedi all his pow’r, And ‘tis a field of energy that doth Surround and bind all things Together, here within our galaxy.  – Obi-Wan Kenobi, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Verily A New Hope, Act II, Scene 2 On July 2, 2013, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published Ian Doescher’s WilliamContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope’”