“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
This post contains affiliated links. Title: The Guns of August Author: Barbara Tuchman, read by Nadia May What’s It About: Tuchman explores the lead-up to World War I and the first month of the war, up to the First Battle of the Marne. It is one of the most well-known and well-regarded books about The […]
This post contains affiliated links. Title: To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War Author: Jeff Shaara What it’s about: Don’t you just love self-explanatory titles? More specifically, it is a historical fiction novel that follows four men (more or less) from the middle to end of the Great War: General John […]
Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki; three days ago marked the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. For a lot of people, this is the most horrific event in world history. I understand the impulse– it is horrific that we now harness such massive killing power. It may be because I would […]
100 years ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated, beginning a series of events that led to a truly world-changing war. Interestingly, the Bosnian Serbs just erected a statue to his assassin, which just goes to show that historical events are never truly or completely in our past. We just […]
May has five Fridays, and June will be full of extra travel, so I’m getting a head start on our June pieces. I love the hymn, “I love to tell the story.” It makes me think of small country churches and dusty hymnals. Hymnals should be a thing again. Bring back the hymnal! Down with […]
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