I haven't visited the Lounge in awhile...missed you all!
Last night I finished British historian Roger Moorhouse's book, The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin.
It's very well done. Easy to read, full of first-person accounts, and lots of fascinating details. This subject is oft-overlooked in the study of WW2, but it was a pivotal moment of the war - and the ramifications have been massive.
Next up: Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States by Bradley Hart.
If anyone is interested in my review of The Devils' Alliance, I wrote one up here:
Outstanding review - has me wanting the book. Tiki, as an aficionado of book reviews, you want to read this one (and all of AmateisGal's reviews) as she's got a real talent for making them into little stories, not stodgy reviews.
Thanks so much, FF!!! I enjoy doing them. This one took me awhile as it's been several months since I've written a review. Plus, the topic is a tough one to tackle.
Not at your level of professionalism, but I know what you mean as sometimes, just to describe a book here, a few paragraphs can take some real work. It's hard to boil three-hundred pages of a complex topic or plot down to just a bunch of paragraphs.
Ran EngProf's Case Western law cite; and printed several Atlantic impeachment articles that look more
emotional grist than scholastic substance. The Americanization of Emily sits inside my local UPS store,
but tomorrow a storm may scratch Saturday altogether.