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Book Review: Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

You know, it’s about time I read this. I have seen the series a bunch of times (I’ve rewatched it more than once since my last big rewatch as a historian, which you can read about here), I’ve at this point read several of the guys' autobiographies, with more of them on my TBR list… Continue reading Book Review: Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

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Mid-January Pleasure Reading Update

So far so good on the whole “read more” goal. As of right now, I’ve already finished two books for pleasure this year (although technically the first one was started in the final days of 2015 - but I’m still counting it). I don’t feel like either book is really worthy of it’s own separate… Continue reading Mid-January Pleasure Reading Update

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

God, I forgot how soul sucking this book was. I decided on a whim as Jim and I were perusing through the bookstore weekend before last to pick up a copy of All Quiet on the Western Front. I had read it in college as part of one of my core History classes - back… Continue reading All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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Halloween Costume Ideas: Badass Women from History Edition

I know this post is a little late to be of any help for this coming year, but as I've done my annual search for a halloween costume idea this year I've found the market to be overly inundated with "sexy" versions of everything (see this roundup on Hello Giggles for either a good laugh… Continue reading Halloween Costume Ideas: Badass Women from History Edition

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Quickie Book Review: A Land As God Made It

A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America is a book that I picked up on a whim about two or three years ago during the going-out-of-business sale at our local Borders. Jamestown is not necessarily a topic that I’m totally crazy about - in general early British colonization is not… Continue reading Quickie Book Review: A Land As God Made It

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World War I Diaries

So, since the centennial of the start of World War I is this year, the Imperial War Museum and the British National Archives have joined together in a massive project to digitize what will eventually be 1.5 million pages of WWI Diaries to make available to the public. Naturally, this is a MASSIVE task, and… Continue reading World War I Diaries