Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Buzzing around yesterday, things went quickly. During lunch, I finished reading Osprey Campaign #160: Battle of the Boyne 1690: The Irish Campaign for the English Crown, which I didn't find all that interesting...a campaign to try to install an English king laying waste to Ireland? It would probably incense my wife...

Also, somewhere in the time period over the last two days, I read Osprey Men-at-Arms #471: Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896. This one details the embarrassing colonial war of the Italians trying to subdue the Ethiopians a few decades after the Italian Peninsula finally became a single nation. Considering what the rest of the world viewed as their advantages, they still managed to blow it; this book talks about why.

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