Tag Archive: nazis

Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

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“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”

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Translation Tuesdays: One Hundred Twenty-One Days by Michele Audin

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Michèle Audin’s debut novel “One Hundred Twenty-One Days” is a story about mathematics and love.

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American Odd: “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America,” by Jim Marrs

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Jim Marrs takes us on a wild ride into secret societies, Nazi wonder weapons, and why the Council of Foreign Relations is responsible for every bad thing ever.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Tenth Witness, by Leonard Rosen

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “The Tenth Witness,” by Leonard Rosen, a mystery about an engineer digging deep into the mysterious wealth of a German family and his attempt to salvage a gold-laden ship that sank off the Dutch coast in 1799.

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80sSFF: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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A series dedicated to examining the science fiction and fantasy films from 1979 to 1989. The series will investigate whether these films possess certain ineffable qualities missing from today’s films of the same genres. This time, “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

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I Don’t Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn’t), by Leah Hager Cohen @ NYJB

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“I Don’t Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn’t),” by Leah Hager Cohen is a slim hardcover packs in plenty of information and does so in a way that entertains and enlightens. Like a Science Friday broadcast, one can read this short book during a couple of commutes.

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The Arthur J. Magida Interview

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I interviewed Arthur J. Magida, author of the Nazi Seance, about a Jewish clairvoyant active in Nazi Germany. We discuss serendipity, critical reading, and sensationalism in the media.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Nazi Seance, by Arthur J. Magida

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This week at CCLaP I review “The Nazi Seance” by Arthur J. Magida, in which a famous mind reader hides his Jewish identity as he consorts with Nazis.

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Hellboy, by Mike Mignola

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In this week’s installment of Karl Wolff’s essay series, “On Being Human,” he explores the comic book series “Hellboy,” and a how a cigar-chomping hell demon, who also happens to be a practicing Catholic, works to save the world for Rasputin, Nazis, and all manner of Lovecraftian nightmarish entities.

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CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Swastika Night (1937) by Katharine Burdekin

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This week’s installment of Karl Wolff’s essay series, On Being Human, examines the feminist science fiction novel “Swastika Night”, an alternate history predating Orwell’s “1984” that explores the darker regions of human behavior in a far future Europe ruled by medieval Nazi knights.

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