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« Reply #1740 on: June 15, 2016, 10:11:52 PM »

the RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH-by William Shirer.Written by a guy who was THERE.

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« Reply #1741 on: June 15, 2016, 10:42:33 PM »

the RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH-by William Shirer.Written by a guy who was THERE.


A long time ago, I got about two thirds of the way through.  That book was interesting and oh so very long...
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« Reply #1742 on: June 15, 2016, 11:20:34 PM »

the RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH-by William Shirer.Written by a guy who was THERE.


A long time ago, I got about two thirds of the way through.  That book was interesting and oh so very long...
It is a big book-but I still pick it up. The reason I like it is because its got so much to sift through and discover.
The only book I like better is BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.-by Dee Brown.
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« Reply #1743 on: June 15, 2016, 11:32:30 PM »

Ian Kershaw, a British historian, recently wrote a two volume, 1200 page biography of Hitler.  It was a bit of a slog but I found it fascinating!
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« Reply #1744 on: June 15, 2016, 11:53:41 PM »

Ian Kershaw, a British historian, recently wrote a two volume, 1200 page biography of Hitler.  It was a bit of a slog but I found it fascinating!

Id read it-I love history books.
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« Reply #1745 on: June 16, 2016, 03:14:09 AM »

Right now:

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde

On deck:

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group by Dennis Dunaway


I've seen Alice Cooper with his Hollywood Vampires a couple of weeks ago in - of all places! - Herborn, Germany. Honestly, that's smack dab in the middle of nowhere and I still wonder how they got there for their only concert in Germany...

Was fun, though.
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« Reply #1746 on: June 16, 2016, 08:22:34 AM »

^^ Cool, man! I've only seen Alice once back in the early 1990s, but he put on one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Anywhoo, on topic - currently reading:

Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector by Mick Brown
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« Reply #1747 on: June 16, 2016, 09:38:33 AM »

Ian Kershaw, a British historian, recently wrote a two volume, 1200 page biography of Hitler.  It was a bit of a slog but I found it fascinating!

Id read it-I love history books.

That's about all I read.  I have a LOT of books on Hitler and his cronies.  Not a normal personality in the bunch!
Kershaw really helps you understand Hitler, and you're left wondering how a man with so little education or talent, who never was able to hold down any kind of steady job outside the military, was able to become so powerful.  It was a fascinating read.
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« Reply #1748 on: June 16, 2016, 10:32:01 AM »

a different sort of book about the third reich is https://mises.org/library/vampire-economy

the Vampire Economy. The guy who wrote was a stock market guy (and a socialist, somehow). It's all about the Nazi economy and the insane business environment there. The only guiding principle was nationalism and even that was more just a fig leaf for unobstructed power. America had nationalist sort of policies in the 1800's and still does to an extent but the Nazis' was just a hodgepodge of different kinds of capitalism, fascism, marxism and whatever the leadership wanted on a given day.



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« Reply #1749 on: June 17, 2016, 03:01:15 AM »

^^ Cool, man! I've only seen Alice once back in the early 1990s, but he put on one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Anywhoo, on topic - currently reading:

Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector by Mick Brown

Forgot my 'on topic':

The harder they come by T.C. Boyle
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« Reply #1750 on: June 18, 2016, 01:47:01 PM »

Ye-es!
6 of 1 (mysteries) + 1 mystery

Alex Grecian
The Harvest man
4th in the Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series
The series has been so successful, that the 5th in the series, though I forget the title, has been recently released.

What's wrong with it.
I still think that using Jack the Ripper as some type of super criminal is a stale and trite concept.

What's right with it.
"Hold on, Walter! We're coming for ya, boy!"
While a lot of books begin well, but . . .?! fade toward the end, this has one of the best endings I've seen. And the writer, unlike a lot of other writers, knows kids.


Jamie Runcie
Sydney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins
4th in the Grant Chester series.
And if you want to watch something rather than read it, then watch TV's "Grant Chester."

As typical 6 stories in 1.
1st. A Supposed murder victim disappears and the supposed murderer seeks sanctuary.
2nd. Possible spousal abuse among the upper class.
3rd. A piano player accidentally, or not so accidentally, has a piano dropped on his head.
4th. A friend upon approach of her wedding starts receiving poison pen letters.
6th. While on vacation in Italy with his German wife and young son, is accused of stealing a valuable painting

But . . .?! It is the 5th story, one of uncovering physical and sexual abuse of the students at an all-boys school, that is the real interesting one, as it shows how poorly Chibnall's "Broad church" was written.
Runcie knows how boys relate to each other. Chibnall did not.
Runcie knows the excuses abusers use to justify their abuse. Chibnall did not.
Runcie knows the excuses non-abusers use to ignore the abuse. Chibnall did not even try.

Runcie. I knew that name sounded familiar. His father was once Archbishop of Canterbury.  Actually, the hero in this series is based on his father.


David Housewright
Unidentified woman #15
in the McKenzie series


Marshall Ryan Mcresca
A Murder of mages
1st in the Maradane Constabulary series
a mystery series with a fantasy twist
1 more fiction. 2nd book. Same as the 1st. Different characters, but . . .?! same location.

Boys are dropping dead in the street, and no one knows why. Girls are disappearing from the street, and no one knows where. I hope the writer goes in one or both of these directions, then the direction he seems to be going in the next in the series. And women writers are not the only ones to fall back on stereotypes for kids. So do men writers. Here being one example.


Bill Crider
Between the living and the dead
22nd in the Dan Rhodes series

He's been writing these since 1986 with this one being published last year or 2015.


Jeanne Dams
The Gentle art of murder
16th in the Dorothy Martin series


Damian Boyd
Swansong
4th in the DI Nick Dixon series


Next time: a concentrate on "Lady in waiting." Susan Meissner

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« Reply #1751 on: June 21, 2016, 10:11:44 AM »

the RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH-by William Shirer.Written by a guy who was THERE.


A long time ago, I got about two thirds of the way through.  That book was interesting and oh so very long...
It is a big book-but I still pick it up. The reason I like it is because its got so much to sift through and discover.
The only book I like better is BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.-by Dee Brown.

I love BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.  Unfortunately, I lost my copy.  That's a book I'd be rereading if I had it. 
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« Reply #1752 on: June 21, 2016, 03:07:58 PM »

the RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH-by William Shirer.Written by a guy who was THERE.


A long time ago, I got about two thirds of the way through.  That book was interesting and oh so very long...
It is a big book-but I still pick it up. The reason I like it is because its got so much to sift through and discover.
The only book I like better is BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.-by Dee Brown.




I love BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.  Unfortunately, I lost my copy.  That's a book I'd be rereading if I had it. 


I have a first edition-2 of em-I'll give it to you if ya want.
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