Tag Archives: World War II

We Forgive You, Germany

One of the most reviled songs to be released last year was from comedian and not particularly skilled musician Lil’ Dicky, whose abominable charity single “Earth” sought to raise money for woke listeners to try to save the earth.  Included … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire

The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire:  Churchill, Roosevelt, And The Birth of The Pax Americana, by Peter Clarke This book spends a great deal of its effort trying to demonstrate that it was not Atlee and his government … Continue reading

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Book Review: Citizens Of London

Citizens Of London:  The Americans Who Stood With Britain In Its Darkest, Finest Hour, by Lynne Olson I have mixed feelings about this book.  The author clearly did a good job at discussing the complex lives of a group of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lady Catherine, The Earl, And The Real Downton Abbey

Lady Catherine, The Earl, And The Real Downton Abbey, by Fiona Carnarvon This book was written by the current Countess of Carnarvon, who is the wife of a descendant of the mismatched titular pair of this book’s title, and as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killing Patton

Killing Patton:  The Strange Death Of World War II’s Most Audacious General, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard Although Bill O’Reilly has made a bit of a career for himself in writing about notable deaths [1], this book just might … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Hide An Empire

How To Hide An Empire:  A History Of The Greater United States, by Daniel Immerwahr I have to admit that the subject of American imperialism is one that greatly interests me as a reader and writer [1].  And this book, … 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 Unnameable Present

The Unnameable Present, by Roberto Calasso There is something worse than ignorance, and that is the pretension of having knowledge.  If the author had been an essayist whose approach was a sign that the author recognized that there was a … Continue reading

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