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Re: August 2020 Handgrenade--What's in a Noun?

Lewis, I agree, at least with the notion that these are all factors, maybe even primary factors, in why they write this way.

BTW, I have a grammar and style sheet I give every student in which I turn the tables on them, with an acronym for the most common errors to save time writing the same comments over and over.....EG PA stands for pronoun agreement. PV is passive voice.

But your comment about power point made me chuckle, I have another acronym comment "PPT=power point error, comes from writing in bulletized formats all the time and creating lists."

Re: August 2020 Handgrenade--What's in a Noun?

You raise an interesting point and highlight a real problem. It is not simply confined to PME but may be found in all forms of academic and professional writing. The flabby prose you use as examples may be the result of intellectual/academic insecurity. Many students are not given enough opportunities to write and do research as part of an undergraduate education outside of English Composition classes. This leads to using more words than necessary to express one's ideas. This results in a 40 page seminar paper turning into a 100 page MA thesis.

Author: 
Brian Glyn Williams
Reviewer: 
Andrew Akin

Akin on Williams, 'Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings'

Brian Glyn Williams. Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 2015. 296 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-737-8

Reviewed by Andrew Akin (Air University, eSchool of Graduate PME) Published on H-War (August, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Cosimo Sgarlata, David Gerald Orr, Bethany A. Morrison, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susan Long

Long on Sgarlata and Orr and Morrison, 'Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army'

Cosimo Sgarlata, David Gerald Orr, Bethany A. Morrison, eds. Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2019. Illustrations, maps, tables. 290 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-5640-1.

Reviewed by Susan Long (University of Delaware) Published on H-War (August, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Julian M. Pleasants
Reviewer: 
Frank A. Blazich

Blazich on Pleasants, 'Home Front: North Carolina during World War II'

Julian M. Pleasants. Home Front: North Carolina during World War II. Tallahassee: University Press of Florida, 2017. 380 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-5425-4

Reviewed by Frank A. Blazich (Smithsonian National Museum of American History) Published on H-War (August, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Brian Glyn Williams
Reviewer: 
Andrew Akin

Akin on Williams, 'Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings'

Brian Glyn Williams. Inferno in Chechnya: The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 2015. 296 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-737-8

Reviewed by Andrew Akin (Air University, eSchool of Graduate PME) Published on H-War (August, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Cosimo Sgarlata, David Gerald Orr, Bethany A. Morrison, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susan Long

Long on Sgarlata and Orr and Morrison, 'Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army'

Cosimo Sgarlata, David Gerald Orr, Bethany A. Morrison, eds. Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2019. Illustrations, maps, tables. 290 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-5640-1.

Reviewed by Susan Long (University of Delaware) Published on H-War (August, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Julian M. Pleasants
Reviewer: 
Frank A. Blazich

Blazich on Pleasants, 'Home Front: North Carolina during World War II'

Julian M. Pleasants. Home Front: North Carolina during World War II. Tallahassee: University Press of Florida, 2017. 380 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-5425-4

Reviewed by Frank A. Blazich (Smithsonian National Museum of American History) Published on H-War (August, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Randall B. Woods
Reviewer: 
John Worsencroft

Worsencroft on Woods, 'Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism'

Randall B. Woods. Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 480 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-05096-3

Reviewed by John Worsencroft (Louisiana Tech University) Published on H-War (July, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Mia Bloom, John Horgan
Reviewer: 
Paul Springer

Springer on Bloom and Horgan, 'Small Arms: Children and Terrorism'

Mia Bloom, John Horgan. Small Arms: Children and Terrorism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 248 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5388-5.

Reviewed by Paul Springer (Air University, Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (July, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

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