Book Review, Guest Post, War

Book Review By Seawriter: In Which He Calls His Own Number

He shoots!  And scores!  (Completely unexpected, and hopefully accurate, sports analogy by the athletically-compromised (and proud of it) RWKJ.)

My friend, Mark Lardas–who posts on Ricochet as Seawriter and who graciously allows me to reblog his posts here–has a new book available: Battle of the Atlantic 1942–45: The Climax of World War II’s Greatest Naval Campaign.  Full disclosure:  I own it, but I haven’t read it yet.

Mark describes the book as “a continuation of an earlier book of mine about the air phase of the Battle of the Atlantic during the first two years of World War II.”

You can find more information about the book here: Admiral Donitz’s Very Bad Month.

Highly recommended.  Based on a ‘gut hunch,’ but isn’t that what gut hunches are for?

*Mark Lardas is an engineer, freelance writer, historian and model-maker living in Texas.  Mark posts on Ricochet as “Seawriter,” and is well-known for his regular and much appreciated reviews of books on all subjects.  Of his reviews, he says “I have an unusual approach to reviewing books. I review books I feel merit a review. Each review is an opportunity to recommend a book. If I do not think a book is worth reading, I find another book to review.”  His website is


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