James S. MacDuff

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Ort: Victor, NY
Geburtstag: 22. November
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Divorced with kids, I'm a closet history buff who almost became an American History teacher. My biggest area of interest is bios on Presidents. The only requirement it seems is that they need to be deceased. Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
 

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A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II von Gerhard L. Weinberg
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Legacy, 4. Juli 2000
Has there ever been a more comprehensive overview of WWII? I would say not likely.
Gerhard starts off with major points from WWI, and that WWII was not an extension of the earlier conflict. It was its own; the roots of the war can be laid at different feet.
The author I'd noticed tends to repeat himself on different topics of the war, and I think illustrations complementing passages about the course of the battles would work nicely, but still gripping all the same.
His thouroughness is quite evident: His bibliography is huge. He'd obviously taken great time an effort for this work. I would recommend this for someone looking to learn about the WHOLE war. The information… Mehr dazu
The Day After Roswell: A Former Pentagon Official &hellip von Philip J. Corso
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Remarkable, 18. Juni 2000
Colonel Corso's account of alien technology being implemented into mainstream technological R & D is remarkable. My grandmother always thought that a visit by aliens is how we've all this technology today. She wasn't far from the truth.
The crash of legend in the New Mexico desert back in July of 1947 is where this starts. The Colonel gives brief, scattered accounts of the different cast of characters. They all substantiate each other solidly.
Fast forward 14 years: the Colonel is second in command at Army R & D at the Pentagon. Working through his "nut file", he and his boss work covertly to introduce alien technologies recovered in that crash to an… Mehr dazu
Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined von Drew Carey
5.0 von 5 Sternen Gimme A Beer, 6. Mai 2000
Drew Carey's off the wall literature is worth every minute that you read it. The combination of jokes that are borderline good taste (that's one of the things that make this book great) and Drew's special brand of humor and delivery make this book a treat. For anyone looking to read a relaxing, easy read, pick this one up for your collection.