Book Love, History Love, Magpie Reviews

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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HBO’s Band of Brothers: 13 Years and a History Degree Later…

… and it’s still fantastic. I watched most of the series when it first aired in 2001, but as an air-headed high school freshman, I must admit I wasn’t the most attentive. I watched much of the series clandestinely out of the corner of my eye, sitting on the couch pretending to read Bridget Jones’… Continue reading HBO’s Band of Brothers: 13 Years and a History Degree Later…

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A Gathering of Rosies

It's no secret that I love Rosie the Riveter. I've been her for Halloween more than once, and have a large tin reproduction of the famous "We Can Do It" poster on my desk... although - fun historical tidbit here: though "Rosie the Riveter" has been around as a cultural icon since WWII, that poster… Continue reading A Gathering of Rosies