Tag Archives: Europe

Book Review: Imperialism

Imperialism, edited by Philip D. Curtin This book provides what its intended readers would want to read, and it can provide something even to those whom the book is not directly aimed at. By and large, imperialism gets a bad … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Migrations: 1880s – 1912

The Great Migrations: 1880’s – 1912 (A History Of Multicultural America), by William Loren Katz This book is a reminder, if any reminder was necessary, of the poisonous tendency of politics to ruin nearly everything. It is probably impossible to … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Iron Wind

An Iron Wind:  Europe Under Hitler, by Peter Fritzsche If a grim book about the life of ordinary people in occupied and neutral Germany sounds appealing to you, this book is certainly a very excellent one.  The author has set … Continue reading

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Book Review: Europe By Eurail 2020

Europe By Eurail 2020:  Touring Europe By Train, by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski, revised by Darren Price This is precisely the sort of book I most appreciate when it comes to travel.  As a somewhat well-traveled person myself, I seldom need encouragement … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Railway Journeys Of Europe

Great Railway Journeys Of Europe, by Insight Guides As I have mentioned elsewhere, this book is one of the several books I picked up from my local library in order to help serve as a resource when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Foucault’s Pendulum

Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco This book attempts to have its cake and eat it too, in a sense.  On the one hand, this book is told from a very rationalist perspective and seeks to mock the way that so … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers:  How Europe Went To War In 1914, by Christopher Clark This book was a painful one to read, and not only because of its length at more than 500 pages of material.  Part of the painfulness of reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Ended Peace

The War That Ended Peace:  The Road To 1914, by Margaret MacMillan If reading about the way that Europe stumbled through the beginning of the 20th century and finally found itself involved in the horrors of World War I is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empires And Barbarians

Empires And Barbarians:  The Fall Of Rome And The Birth Of Europe, by Peter Heather The period between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages has always been one where there has been a wide degree of controversy because of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of The Gypsies Of Eastern Europe And Russia

A History Of The Gypsies Of Eastern Europe And Russia, by David M. Crowe Anyone who has read anything about the Gypsies can readily understand that the people has had a rather difficult time of it throughout their sojourning in … Continue reading

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