Description: “In KL, Wachsmann fills this glaring gap in our understanding. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system. Examining, close up, lifeContinue reading “KL: A HISTORY OF THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS Written by: Nikolaus Wachsmann”
…”Drug Policy and Use within the Wehrmacht: Drug use in the German military during World War II was actively encouraged and widespread, especially during the war’s later stages as the Wehrmacht became depleted and increasingly dependent on youth as opposed to experience. Stimulants: In an effort to make its front-line soldiers and fighter pilots fightContinue reading “BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH Book Recommendation”
BONUS! My cat, Sargie, joins me! “In How to Mellify a Corpse, Vicki León brings her particular hybrid of history and humor to the entwined subjects of science and superstition in the ancient world, from Athens and Rome to Mesopotamia, the Holy Land, Egypt, and Carthage. León covers subjects as diverse as astronomy and astrology,Continue reading “HOW TO MELLIFY A CORPSE: Book Recommendation”
What do I like about it? -Glorious full-color photos-Fascinating news about archaeological sites from anywhere in the world (it’s not all about ancient history!)-Articles written for everyday people and not scholars
I am listening to The Nuremberg Trial via Audible (and NO, this is NOT a sponsored video), written by Ann and John Tusa. Admittedly, I doubt I would read this. That said, I do enjoy listening to it. It’s fascinating material. Description (from Amazon/Audible): “Here is a gripping account of the major postwar trial ofContinue reading “THE NUREMBERG TRIAL by Ann and John Tusa: BOOK RECOMMENDATION”
I have a book recommendation for you: GHOST TOWNS OF ARIZONA by James and Barbara Sherman. This book is absolutely FILLED with black & white photos! The entries are in alphabetical order. Plus, the authors decided NOT to include technical mining information. Instead, they chose to focus on keeping the town descriptions short and interesting.
Today, I am offering a book recommendation. And that book is: GHOST TOWNS by Gary B. Speck. Full color photos fill the pages as well as just enough information about each town to whet ones appetite or to allow one to move forward quickly. This is a wonderful book to begin your ghost town journey.
In today’s video, I recommend the book, ROGUES’ GALLERY. The criminals discussed in this book included: -Safecrackers -Sneak thieves-Pickpockets-etc There were no violent criminals in the list. The author had been chief of detectives in New York City in the late 1800’s. He gathered this information and photographs in order to bring these criminals intoContinue reading “ROGUES’ GALLERY by Inspector Thomas Byrnes: Book Recommendation”
I have another Book Recommendation for you! Today’s video is on the HISTORIC GUIDE TO BURLINGTON NEIGHBORHOODS written by David Blow. Each of the three books is exceptionally well-researched and abundantly interesting! Whether you were born and raised in Burlington, Vermont or are visiting for the first time, you will undoubtedly find any one ofContinue reading “HISTORIC GUIDE TO BURLINGTON NEIGHBORHOODS by David Blow: BOOK RECOMMENDATION”
Just when you’d thought I’d forgotten to post about today’s video… From Amazon: “It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves inContinue reading “Atlas Obscura: Book Recommendation”