Monthly Archives: November 2012

A C-47 that once flew the Hump for CNAC is back in the air!

Exciting stuff! The folks at the Historic Flight Foundation in Everett, Washington, have restored to flying condition a C-47 that once flew the Hump for CNAC, the China National Aviation Corporation. The airplane began service flying the Hump for CNAC … Continue reading

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I recommend the Michigan War Studies Review

If you’re interested in military history, I strongly suggest perusing the Michigan War Studies Review, which has 7 years worth of scholoarly book reviews posted. They’re superb. Continue reading

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How I organize my non-fiction research

A non-fiction book project generates a colossal volume of information. Keeping it organized is crucial. Here’s a look at how I do it, and an overview of how I’m hoping to use Evernote to do it digitally. Today, I’m building … Continue reading

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Powerful research tool

I know Evernote isn’t new software, so those digital savants among you are probably already aware of it, but it’s new to me, and it’s changing my life. I’ve never stumped for a product that wasn’t a book on my … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving. CNAC Forever! Cheers, Greg

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The Honey Trap

In support of the delight I’m taking in every salacious detail of the General Petraeus/Paula Broadwell scandal, aka “Generals who can’t control their privates,” I’m posing a link to Philip Knightly’s History of the Honey Trap article posted at foreignpolicy.com. … Continue reading

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Ghosts of WWII

Here’s an article about the Ghosts of War project operated by Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse in which he blends photos taken during the Second World War with photos taken on the same spot today. Enjoy — it’s fascinating stuff! It’s … Continue reading

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China’s Wings and the U.S. Marine Corps

The top two photos — Corporal Josh Taylor of the United States 1st Marine Division reading China’s Wings during his recently completed tour in Afghanistan — spark a pair of connections for me. The first is to Corporal Taylor himself, … Continue reading

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ChinaFile & China’s Wings

Exciting new China-centric website! The Center on U.S. – China Relations at the Asia Society is publishing an exciting new English-language online magazine about China and Sino-American relations. It’s called ChinaFile, at www.chinafile.com, and the website is currently in beta … Continue reading

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