Tag Archives: World War II

Today In History: On October 28, 1940, The Greeks Told Mussolini Ochi

Note:  I have to give credit for today’s entry to a friend of mine (and loyal reader) who suggested this idea to me along with an article from Trip Savvy by Detraci Regula that gave some information about Ochi Day. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas Although I am by no means unfamiliar with the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, noted martyr of Nazi Germany and complicated man [1], this book really does a great job in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripples Of Battle

Ripples Of Battle:  How Wars Of The Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, by Victor Davis Hanson This book has a deeply poignant feel to it that makes it a very worthwhile book … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Operation Finale

Around a decade or so ago I won some free tickets to a World War II chase movie that was, as these things go, based on a true story.  In watching this film, I felt a similar set of complex … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ministry Of Fear

The Ministry Of Fear, by Graham Greene Sometimes even the entertainments of Graham Green are gloomy and morbid, and such is the case here. Few people would consider this to be among Greene’s great books, although even an ordinary book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man, by Graham Greene This book, like several that are part of Greene’s body of work, is a somewhat forgotten film treatment that was published as a result of the work being found by someone many years later.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Austerlitz

Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald After you have read as many books by the author as I have [1], you have an idea about what to expect in a book like this.  You can guess that it will involve the relationship … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat And Mouse

Cat And Mouse, by Günter Grass I have some mixed thoughts on this book, but at the same time it is a book that I found to be very striking and touching in many ways.  The author won a Nobel … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Natural History Of Destruction

On The Natural History Of Destruction, by W.G. Sebald Having never read any of Sebald’s prose writing before, I did not know what to expect when reading this book on the writing about the destruction of Germany from an insider … Continue reading

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Der Untergang (After W.G. Sebald)

i. “You ask me why I chose exile over death?  That is an easy question to answer.  After all, a live chicken is better than a dead lion.  Germany will be ruined by Hitler, there is no doubt about it.  … Continue reading

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