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In 1988 he was awarded the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature for Stoddert's War, which was selected as "Book of the Year" by the American Revolution Round Table of New York.
He presently teaches history at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
He is also able to duplicate the moods of different weather conditions, seasons and times of day with streets wet from rain or curbs drifted with snow made from carefully applied baking soda.The War That Never Was is Michael Palmer's sixth book and second novel.His previous work, Guardians of the Gulf, was enthusiastically received by critics around the country.A full recap of why and how the former essentially stalled (and stalled and stalled and stalled) the latter into a crack de wall-e para pc complete state of paranoia about an attack from all quarters.Sixty year old Michael creates realistic 1/24 scale models of an imaginary town from memories of his youth.Brings modern naval operations to life in this chillingly plausible and totally credible account of global war at sea Palmer's exceptional knowledge of strategy and tactics makes this fast paced naval thriller an excellent companion to General Sir John Hackett's classic, The Third World War.
Because the Soviets were so dastardly and cunning!
His photos tell a story that takes you back to that time and place.
Palmer, a naval historian and author of Guardians of the Gulf, clearly knows his stuff.Quite likely the clearest book available on the diplomatic situation leading up to the Second World War.It was one of the most uneven running battles ever waged; the Egyptians fielded a huge, professionally-trained army.Regardless of one's agreement with Carley's premise, the book is a more-than-fascinating read regarding the diplomatic foibles in the years leading up to wwii and - quite literally - will have you reading with mouth agape at some of the resultant tragic consequences.more.Through careful, chronological analysis and a solid examination of the thousands of letters, aide-de-memoirs, and other diplomatic correspondence, Carley shows clearly how the Western powers were much more hopeful of letting Hitler have his way in Czechoslovakia, Poland,.General Sir John Hackett, author of The Third World War.