With the exception of the duel between the two ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia during the Battle of Hampton Roads, I don’t know of many books featuring the Union and Confederate navies during the Civil War. And that duel ended in a boring draw, with neither ship able to significantly damage the other. This book, with the subtitle “The … Read More
The Texas Wrongers
It would not surprise me to read that the author this book, Doug J. Swanson, had been found lynched in his living room in Pittsburgh by a renegade band of The Daughters of the Texas Rangers. The book is the historical-heresy equivalent of writing that the Lone Ranger and Tonto were gay lovers and that “Kemo Sabe” translates as “Adorable … Read More
We went aboard a reconstructed Zeppelin that used to fly from Friedrichshafen to Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s!
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but in 2020, I’m going to focus on improving the quality of my reading material.
“A Field of Ruins;” Review of The Liberation of Paris
If he defied Hitler and did not destroy Paris before the Allies arrived, his family of a wife and three children living in Baden Baden would fall under the rule of Sippenhaft–they would be punished for his failure to obey orders and could possibly be executed.