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Maskirovka and the Greeks

As Russian jets buzz an American ship and plane during NATO maneuvers in the Baltic Sea, Barry puts it into historical perspective. See his latest post on the Hoover Institution’s Military History in the News.

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My Take on “300: Rise of an Empire”

Under the Banner of Women History shows that love and war are not always opposites. Hollywood might not know much about history, but it has an advanced degree in sex and violence. Yet somehow, it can manage a surprising amount of insight into the human condition. A case in point is 300: Rise of an Empire, a sequel to 2006’s hugely …

Honorary Citizen of Salamis

It’s been a month now since I was made an Honorary Citizen of Salamis, Greece, in recognition of my book, The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece — and Western Civilization (Simon & Schuster, 2004). I still feel fortunate, grateful, and just a little amazed. This book has received a lot of attention, from reviews to book …