The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Labor Day Book Post

— compiled by Wombat-socho Well, first some good news from Atlanta and points north: Larry Correia and John Brown took the Dragon for best Military SF novel with Gun Runner, while Eric Flint & Charles Gannon won Best Alternate History novel for 1637: No Peace Beyond The Line. (via Baen Books on MeWe). It looks […]

Some Civil War Reading With Added Pulp

— compiled by Wombat-socho It’s been a while since the last book post, and there’s good news for Civil War history aficionados, so let’s get to it. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. For the past few years, it’s been difficult to get hold of Bruce Catton’s Civil War histories unless you wanted to […]

From Madrid To Another Kind Of Deathworld, And Back To Kansas City

— by Wombat-socho This was supposed to be done this weekend, but then I saw Hearts of Iron IV was on sale for a ridiculously low price, and I spent most of the weekend trying to revive the Roman Empire as Mussolini, because that’s who you get in the tutorial. Which ties in with the […]

Today’s (Feeble) Ray Of Hope

— by Wombat-socho Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. Let me start out with what should be obvious: neither I nor anyone in their right mind wants a Second War Between The States to break out. That having been said, only a fool doesn’t plan for contingencies, and preparing for a massive economic/political breakdown […]

The Spring Break Book Post

— by Wombat-socho Tax season ended for me on April 14; this was the first time since I started working for H&R Block that I haven’t worked April 15, but to be honest, this season has been enough of a pain in the ass for me that I didn’t mind knocking off a day early…well, […]

Something Old, Something New

— by Wombat-socho You might think that with St. Patrick’s Day (or as we Irish like to call it, Amateur Night) coming up, this post would be about Irish authors, books about the various Irish Brigades, and suchlike things. Maybe next year. Silicon Valley delenda est. Things have slowed up in the tax mines, so […]

Deep Dark Depression, Excessive Misery

— compiled by Wombat-socho These last few months have been largely taken up with getting ready for tax season, but now that the season is underway and I’m spending several nights a week in Las Vegas between shifts in the tax mines, I’m finding more time to read. Also, Amazon seems to have killed off […]

Annual Admiral Of The Ocean Sea Appreciation Post

— compiled by Wombat-socho Today President Trump proclaimed Columbus Day, taking a swing at “radical activists” trying to undermine the legacy of the great explorer. Well, the best defense against these leftist ninnies is the truth, and what better way to find the truth than by reading Samuel Eliot Morison’s classic Admiral of the Ocean […]

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