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Book Review: The Question Of Alsace-Lorraine

The Question Of Alsace-Lorraine, by Jules Duhem This book is disappointing because it appears to indicate that the author wishes to discuss the question of Alsace-Lorraine in a balanced and fair-minded way and merely ends up repeating tired and stale … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Inviolable Pledge

The Inviolable Pledge:  March 1, 1871 – March 1, 1918, by various authors This book is a strange one, and one that made me feel a lot less friendly towards French political aims during World War I.  This work is … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Price Federal Reserve System?

What Price Federal Reserve System?, as told by N.W. Rogers This book is an example of the wrong way to criticize the Federal Reserve system.  Coming in at only a few pages and written in somewhat odd and not entirely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soccer Under The Swatstika

Soccer Under The Swatstika:  Stories Of Survival And Resistance During The Holocaust, by Kevin E. Simpson I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read that focuses on soccer and its role in Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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Book Review: Countdown To Valkyrie

Countdown To Valkyrie:  The July Plot To Assassinate Hitler, by Nigel Jones There are a lot of things that one can take away from a book like this.  It is easy to look at the failure of the Valkyrie plot … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hitler Youth

The Hitler Youth:  Origins And Development 1922-1945, by H.W. Koch I have to say that this book was not the most enjoyable to read from a stylistic standpoint.  That said, it certainly had a variety of worthwhile and interesting information … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rommel: The End Of A Legend

Rommel:  The End Of A Legend, by Ralf Georg Reuth Rommel was precisely the sort of general that it was easy for his opponents to appreciate.  He was tactically brilliant, behaved in a chivalrous fashion towards other leaders, and was … Continue reading

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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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