The Hooknose Challenge
Anybody have any comments on Hitler's War by David Irving? I just ordered a copy, havent read yet...
I started it, got 60, 100 pages in and was pulled away from it for some reason I can't recall now. What I did read, though, was interesting and well-written, not turgid and dense like a lot of history. Irving, I thought, is a fine writer. I'm not sure now, though, whether he believes now what he wrote back then. He's had somewhat of a conversion, I seem to recall reading somewhere.Anybody have any comments on Hitler's War by David Irving? I just ordered a copy, havent read yet...
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LibriVox recording of Creatures of the Abyss, by Murray Leinster. Read by Mark Nelson. Orejas de ellos, the things that listen, whispered the...archive.org
I’m not sure exactly who you’re replying to, but since I think it’s to me, then yeah you definitely should check out “Empires of the Sea“. The heroism displayed in it will bring a tear to your eye, it’s honestly one of the most moving books I’ve ever read.That is a good book. So a friend told me. Was on my reading list way back when but I didn't get the chance to read it.
Q4F/Ward Kendall,Thanks, RightRevival. I wrote Hold Back This Day when I was living in Northern California, shortly after my second daughter was born. That was 21 years ago, when the Internet was still fairly new. Since then, I've written several other novels, among them Eternity Beach, which is my most ambitious work of fiction yet, at over 800 pages. You can find it on Amazon. I also had a non-fiction book of mine - Beyond This Horizon, A White Nationalist Blueprint For Tomorrow, removed from Amazon during The Great Book Purge a while back. Thanks again for the feedback. I always enjoy hearing from those who have read my novels. ~~WK
Dunno any about the revolution itself, but there's a great book about the aftermath:I've been trying to get more into history, is there anything acceptable covering the violent revolutions in Haiti?
I just finished reading a book authored by Bibi Netanyahu's father, Benzyon Netanyahu, who is an historian who's written several books mostly on the Jews of Spain during the Medieval period. The last one I read of him, though, that I just finished is his Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain, and it's over 1,000+ pages long so it took me longer than normal to read it.
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And here I go again getting ready to drop more money on a @Coltraine recommendation once again. I do have to admit you havent let me down once.I just finished reading a book authored by Bibi Netanyahu's father, Benzyon Netanyahu, who is an historian who's written several books mostly on the Jews of Spain during the Medieval period. The last one I read of him, though, that I just finished is his Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain, and it's over 1,000+ pages long so it took me longer than normal to read it.
And honestly it's a great book just for the chronology of Spain's Jewry from about the year 1000 until 1500. It not only accounts for the Jewish interaction with Spain and her neighbors during that time, but it includes enough general Iberian history too for the reader who is not that familiar yet with all the little historical nuances. A lot of Jew-written history books, I find, fail to include enough general history along with their focus on the Jewish part of that history, but Netanyahu does not do this. He takes his time and exhaustively covers every single monarch of either Castile or Aragon or Navarre or Portugal. He even spends over a hundred or so pages documenting the Hundred Years War in the Iberian peninsula and how both England and France were involved in foreign policy decision making in Spain.
But for all the positives that I just listed (and more), the book does have one kind of major flaw. Because of the Jew authorship of the book, as almost expected, and because he is compelled to spend a lot of time dealing with the subject of the Conversos (or Marranos, or New Christians), he takes a highly unorthodox view in terms of what other historians of Spanish-Jewish history take in that argues that pretty much all of the converts to Christianity during that time period were all completely sincere, that they had totally stopped practicing Judaism, and that they had pretty much all abandoned their Judaic roots.
And that view is highly at odds with other respected and established historians on the period, who argue most of the time that Spain's Jewish converts to Christianity were insincere in their conversions because in the very beginning most of them were forced to convert in the first place. It was either "expulsion" or "death" or "conversion" most of the time. And this is the view that I agree with personally- not Netanyahu's view.
But all that said I still would recommend the book because it sells for real cheap (under $10) and it's 1,000+ pages makes it almost like 3-4 books in one. And also because like I said above he really takes the time to go through each individual king and their period as well as dealing with the rest of the nobility, the church, and the common people. And because everything is dealt with chronologically rather than thematically like a lot of other Jew-authored books lately, it is capable I'm sure of filling in a lot of holes for the non-specialist in this history while at the same time, for me at least, it served as a useful reminder and summary of a period that I already knew a lot about prior. So I recommend it now, I guess, most for its versatility in those areas- although with the caveat that I mentioned above always in front of the future reader's mind.
And thanks for the link. I'll try to check the book out at some point in the future, of course.
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