Later report on the haul from old Saint Nick. Good little boy get books for Xmas. Or at least they do in my family. Even my little girl got books! I got 4 new ones. 2 will cycle to the top of the pile right away.
**Force on Force's Bush Wars
More interesting than I initially thought it would be. I only quickly flipped through it as my daughter was more interested in making me play dollies. (Scale is bigger than I like, but soldiers all the same.) I was taken by the development of irregular warfare in Africa. In actuality long ago my interest stopped with the Zulus and never picked back up. Yeah I watched Blackhawk down, but never sparked enough flame for me to read anything more. Now I will start to hunt down german colonial actions, Portuguese and South African actions.
**Martin Dugard's Training Ground,
All about the Mexican War. I started reading this one right away. 69 pages into it the first night. Quick read.
** Stephan Talty's Empire of Blue Water
** David Karunanithy's Macedonian War Machine
One more a loaner from dad. Whatever dad pulls from his shelf is unusually good.