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Book Review: The Scarlatti Inheritance

The Scarlatti Inheritance, by Robert Ludlum In general, if you have read Ludlum’s books, most notably the Bourne series, but certainly others as well [1], then it is not hard to understand the compelling nature of the author’s historical thrillers, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Thirty Year’s War: Europe’s Tragedy

The Thirty Year’s War:  Europe’s Tragedy, by Peter H. Wilson This book is a thorough volume in dealing with the Thirty Year’s War, a conflict which has always interested me but where the historiography tends to be heavily slanted towards … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mother Courage And Her Children

Mother Courage And Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Tony Kushner If this play is the best known of Brecht’s works at present, there is a good reason for that.  This play is a deeply tragic one that depends … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?: Explaining The Holocaust

Why?:  Explaining The Holocaust, by Peter Hayes It is said, to the point of being a cliche, that there is no business like Shoah business, and this book is certainly part of that to such an extent that it expressly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Holocaust: A Concise History

The Holocaust:  A Concise History, by Doris L. Bergen This book is a concise history, and those who have read a great deal about the Shoah and its immense destructiveness to European Jewry as well as various other groups of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zimmerman Telegram

The Zimmerman Telegram, by Barbara W. Tuchman This book may seem to be a very unusual one to be the second book by this author that one has read.  Not surprisingly, given my preference for earlier history to that of … Continue reading

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The Roots Of The Mountains: A Missing Piece Of The Puzzle

Sometimes important books do not make their presence obvious.  What if I told you there was a book, a reasonably sized book of about 400 pages of reading that managed to explain three different but interconnected historical mysteries.  One, where … Continue reading

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Book Review: Survival In Auschwitz: If This Is A Man

Survival In Aushwitz:  If This Is A Man, by Primo Levi In this short but powerful book, the author describes his own survival in World War II and some stories of those who did not make it.  The first part … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Drowned And The Saved

The Drowned And The Saved, by Primo Levi, translated by Raymond Rosenthal This is a book whose existence is dependent on other books, but it is no worse for that.  As the author was the survivor of German concentration camps … Continue reading

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Book Review: Martin Luther

Martin Luther:  The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World, by Eric Metaxas I think this book is better as a discussion of the context of Luther’s life and action than it is as a biography, but it’s still … Continue reading

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