Special Kindle Discount Sale: Limited Time Only, From March 16 To March 19

In response to requests by students and instructors who want them for classroom use and recreational reading, Fortress of the Mind Publications will be offering, for a limited time only, a special discount sale on all of Quintus Curtius’s translations in Kindle format.  All of them are fully annotated, with commentary and indices.  They are the only existing translations of these classics that are both faithful to the originals, and yet readable as works of literature for a modern audience.  Simply look, and compare.

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“Digest” Is Now Available

Digest is available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle editions.  This comprehensive (713 pages), annotated, illustrated, and fully indexed collection includes all of Quintus Curtius’s important essays from 2016 to January 2020.  Some of the essays have been expanded.  The range of topics is diverse and compelling, and includes history, moral and ethical philosophy, travel and exploration, language, and the wisdom of the Near East. These penetrating and inspiring writings provide a window into a philosophy of life based on a belief in achievement through struggle, the redemptive power of wisdom, the value of moral goodness, and the necessity of direct personal experience.

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The Most Popular Posts At Fortress Of The Mind For 2019

It’s inventory and round-up time of the year again:  time to do some record-keeping and list the most viewed posts here at Fortress of the Mind.  The list below is a pure ranking.  It includes not only essays, but also podcasts.  The first post listed (“A G Manifesto Tweet Reading”) was number one, and is followed sequentially to number ten (“What Did A Roman Triumph Actually Look Like?”)  Check out the ones you might have missed, or revisit your favorites.

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Andrei Martyanov’s “The Real Revolution In Military Affairs” (Review)

Reading the works of American military pundits and the vast US media commentariat that amplifies their voices often feels like entering an alternate universe.  Weaknesses are touted as “strengths”; self-congratulatory propaganda and delusion are seen as substitutes for hard analysis; belligerent, callous jingoism passes as the norm; and American “exceptionalism” is taken for granted almost as a theological truth.  Clearly a day of reckoning is coming.  It has been coming for some time now.

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The Audiobook Of “Lives Of The Great Commanders” Is Now Available

The audiobook of Lives of the Great Commanders is now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.  This new, original translation of Cornelius Nepos’s Lives of the Great Commanders is the first to appear in nearly a century, and has been almost single-handedly responsible for renewing interest in this long-neglected classic.

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The Illustrated, Annotated Translation Of Cornelius Nepos’s “Lives Of The Great Commanders” Is Now Available

My fully illustrated and annotated translation of Cornelius Nepos’s Lives of the Great Commanders was published on September 20, 2019.  It is available in paperback, hardcover, audiobook, and Kindle editions.

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“Plutocratic Insurgency Reader”: Documenting A Critical Issue Of Our Time

Earlier this month, Dr. Robert J. Bunker and Dr. Pamela Ligouri Bunker published the long-awaited Plutocratic Insurgency Reader through the Small Wars Institute.  Available in both Kindle and paperback, the book is a well-researched anthology of over thirty articles by fifteen different contributors, and is the first coherent attempt to document what I believe is one of the most important issues of our time:  the ongoing assault on state and international institutions by globalized, transnational elites seeking to reshape such structures for their own exclusive benefit.

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