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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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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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