Tag Archive: world war 2

After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe, by Michael Jones @ NYJB

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“After Hitler” by Michael Jones is “a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.”

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CCLaP Fridays: God and the Fascists, by Karlheinz Deschner

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This week at CCLaP I review a controversial book, God and the Fascists, by Karlheinz Deschner, that implicates Vatican culpability with several fascist leaders.

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CCLaP Fridays: Arming the Luftwaffe, by Daniel Uziel

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “Arming the Luftwaffe” by Daniel Uziel, an account of the development of Nazi era technology and wartime logistics.

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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: The Duke Don’t Dance, by Richard Sharp

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This week, Karl Wolff reviews Richard Sharp’s novel “The Duke Don’t Dance,” tracing several friends across decades and continents from the jungles of Southeast Asia to a DC lobbying firm and beyond. The novel combines nuanced literary observations with cutting satire.

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MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES, PART III: KOREMATSU, BROWN, AND PADILLA

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A limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. This week: Three Supreme Court cases that examine “binding precedent”, race, and national security.

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Translation Tuesdays: Wonder (1962), by Hugo Claus

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Wonder is a strange book. By turns sarcastic, hallucinatory, satirical, and dreamlike, it relates the misadventures of one Victor-Denijs de Rijckel, a teacher who pursues a mysterious woman only to find himself posing as an expert of Crabbe, a messianic figure associated with Nazi collaboration.

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CCLaP Fridays: Isaac: a modern fable, by Ivan Goldman

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Karl Wolff reviews “Isaac: a modern fable,” by Ivan G. Goldman, in which Lenny, really the Isaac from the Bible, works security for a LA movie mogul and meets Ruth, a struggling academic with an equally troubled past. In this telling, the Biblical Isaac was granted eternal life and youth. He witnesses mankind’s foibles across the centuries, so long as he doesn’t fall in love or land in jail, because then they would discover he’s not like other men.

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Shadows Walking, by Douglas R. Skopp

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“To them, you’re just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad… Continue reading

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What I’m Reading 2012 and Other Business

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What I’m Reading 2012 Overview: I’m currently reading five books.  Each poses certain challenges (in some cases, self-imposed challenges) to me as a reader, reviewer, critic, historian, and aesthete.  While New Year’s Resolutions… Continue reading

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