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In this monumental history of the First World War, Germany’s leading historian of the twentieth century’s first great catastrophe explain...
I read this last year. It's really massive and if you want a military overview of WW1 than I wouldn't recommend it but if you're already familiar with that side of the war than it offers a lot of other really interesting ways of looking at the war.
I just finished Jeff Pearlman's USFL book and it was a really fun read. A lot of stories of crooked owners (including Trump) and generally nuttiness.
A few quick examples: During an open tryout in Chicago, one of the fans who tried out saw the guys who were getting a second look were being sent over to a certain line, so he just got in that line and was signed up for the next phase.
One team signed a guy who was pretending to be Miami's long time kicker in the 70s. Another team drafted the best OL in the NCAA, and verbally signed him to a deal on the phone, only to discover the guy they were talking to was a phony.
Appeasement failed in all its goals. The kindest thing that can be said of it is that postponed World War II by one year. Its real effect...
Finally got around to finishing this as I'd had it on the back burner for awhile.
It mostly focuses o Chamberlain and his top adviser Horace Wilson but also looks at a number of other appeasers in Britain. There's been something of a movement in recent years to re-evaluate Chamberlain which is something I haven't agreed with at all and this book does a pretty great job at demolishing the arguments made by his defenders. Chamberlain was completely deluded right up until his death about his policies and truly believed he could work with Hitler and Mussolini. Churchill for his many many faults deserves credit for understanding you couldn't appease dictators and for opposing them.
Finished up the novelization of Harley Quinn: Mad Love. Really enjoyed it a lot with the first half of the book being much more fleshed out and stronger as a result while the latter third seemed a bit rushed when it started pulling more from the actual graphic novel it was based off of.
The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever. On the blood-soak...
Really fantastic. When it comes to writing realistic action Abercrombie is probably the best. His characters are all scum in some way so basically totally human. I really reccomend the "First Law" books that are the first books set in this world to anyone who liked Glen Cooks "Black Company" or Game of Thrones (with less characters).
Been getting into Investing books lately partly due to the Sports Card Hobby and partly because it's knowledge I (and everybody) should learn anyway.
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secret of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham - Currently reading this as this post is made.
There's some conflicting stuff but there's a ton of sound advice that can be gleaned and utilized for your own purposes. Some stuff I'd always done unconsciously by osmosis through my Dad/Mom or consciously thanks to my Mom. Some stuff I can definitely start doing more now that I'm cognizant of it.