Michael D. Scoggin

Mike Scoggin lives, writes, edits, and illustrates in the Pacific Northwest.
A Soldier of the Great War
In the Eddies of War

Helprin’s A Soldier of the Great War leaves the big battles to history books to focus on the eddies swirling in wartime and the people caught in them.

Black Earth Book Review
Too Many Carbs, Too Little Meat

We need books like Timothy D. Snyder’s Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Books like it, though perhaps not it.

Savior Generals
Victory From Defeat: On Savior Generals & Firemen

Victor Davis Hanson’s The Savior Generals:How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece To Iraq