Book Review, Culture, Guest Post, War

Book Review by Seawriter: Why Men Fight

Why do men fight, and why are they willing to continue to fight to the last man, preferring death to surrender? T. E. Lawrence said men go to war “because the women were watching.” According to Michael Walsh, in his new book, Lawrence’s answer holds more truth than irony. Men fight for their families. Last… Continue reading Book Review by Seawriter: Why Men Fight

Book Review, Guest Post, History, Science

Book Review By Seawriter: The Founder Effect

This week's book review by Ricochet's Seawriter takes us out of this world and on a journey to other galaxies.  It's a look at The Founder Effect, a collection of stories by well-known authors with an interesting perspective on how histories and legends grow from man's initial colonization of a new world. One day humans… Continue reading Book Review By Seawriter: The Founder Effect

Book Review, Guest Post, History, War

Book Review By Seawriter: C.S. Forester’s The Good Shepherd

This week, Ricochet's own Seawriter takes us on a journey through the dark days of the Battle of the Atlantic, in C.S. Forester's 1955 novel, The Good Shepherd.  Forester was a particular favorite of mine through junior high and high school, and I read all the "Horatio Hornblower" books in order--an odd choice for a… Continue reading Book Review By Seawriter: C.S. Forester’s The Good Shepherd

Culture, Guest Post, History

Book Review By Seawriter: Technology Knit into the Fabric of Society

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.… Continue reading Book Review By Seawriter: Technology Knit into the Fabric of Society