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If This Is a Man / Survival in Auschwitz (Primo Levi) – Book review

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If This is a Man was the first book published by renowned Italian author and chemist Primo Levi after his liberation from the Auschwitz concentration camp. Finished in early 1947, the manuscript was eventually followed by two sequels, ‘The Truce’ (describing Levi’s journey back to his hometown Turin after the …

The Fear and the Freedom (Keith Lowe) – Book review

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Book Review by Michael from @ww2bookreviews (instagram) Does the Second World War still matter today? ‘The Fear and the Freedom – Why the Second World War Still Matters’ by Keith Lowe answers this question with a resounding ‘yes’. At a time when the interest in in the Second World War …

The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels) – Book Review

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Originally a 40 something page pamphlet commissioned by the Communist League in 1848, The Communist Manifesto has become one of the most important political documents of modern history. In the length of a brochure, this propaganda piece pretty much encapsulates the entire Communist ideology (remarkable how such a simplistic doctrine …

Children of Nazis (Tania Crasnianski) – Book Review

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Children of Nazis: The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Höss, Mengele, and Others — Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy is a 2018 book by French Author Tania Crasnianski, which goes deep into the lives of children of high ranking Nazi officials. What was their relationship with their fathers …

Leningrad: A History From Beginning to End (Hourly History) – Book Review

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Hourly History is an e-book publisher focusing on short, concise stories from history which you can read in roughly an hour. Leningrad: A History From Beginning to End makes to exception. For a 50 page manuscript, this book does a great job of not only summarizing the Siege of Leningrad, …