Daily Archives: July 16, 2020

De Salutare Meum

A few years ago, I worked for someone who claimed to have a great insight in the people he had to deal with concerning the importance of saving face in the local culture.  Indeed, saving face is a widespread human … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Jan & Dean

One of the disadvantages of examining the case of acts from the earlier days of rock & roll is that there is an assumption that all of the worthwhile acts from the beginning of the rock era have been inducted.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle For Spain

The Battle For Spain:  The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, by Antony Beevor It seems that almost in spite of himself the author has created a fair-minded if not particularly graciously so account of the Spanish Civil War.  Unless you have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord Of All The Dead

Lord Of All The Dead:  A Nonfiction Novel, by Javier Cercas At the basis of this book there are two fundamentally flawed premises.  The first, and most germane to the topic of the book, is that the author seems to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hell And Good Company

Hell And Good Company:  The Spanish Civil War And The War It Made, by Richard Rhodes Why was this book made?  It seems as if the author looked at the large number of books that are written about the Spanish … Continue reading

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