Michael W. Perry

 
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Ort: Auburn, AL
In eigenen Worten:
The independence you see reflected in the books I've written or edited for publication reflect a similar independence shown by one branch of my family, the Hallmarks of northwest Alabama. Struggling as farmers, when the Civil War came, they had no interest in supporting what they quite rightly considered a "rich man's war" for slavery. They would stick by that conviction with a courage and a tenac… Mehr dazu

Interessen
What are my interests? Right now they're simple and single in number--walking around a nearby lake while listening to books on my iPod. (How can I stand the excitement?) Fun used to include sailing my San Juan 21 on nearby Lake Washington, but it had… Mehr dazu
 

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The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the All&hellip von Richard Guilliatt
While I was doing research in the University of Washington's main library, I found one section the stacks very depressing. In it were thousands of books written about a war that is now, for all practical purposes, forgotten. The nearby section on the Second World War was well used by faculty and students, while that on the First gathered dust.

That experience eventually led me to write a book describing why the Second World War was, in many ways a sequel to the First. The issues left unresolved at the end of the First became the causes of the Second. And for my source, I chose the writings of G. K. Chesterton, one of the few to see the connection at the time and warn that, if… Mehr dazu
The Wolf: A classic adventure story of how one shi&hellip von Richard Guilliatt
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While I was doing research in the University of Washington's main library, I found one section the stacks very depressing. In it were thousands of books written about a war that is now, for all practical purposes, forgotten. The nearby section on the Second World War was well used by faculty and students, while that on the First gathered dust.

That experience eventually led me to write a book describing why the Second World War was, in many ways a sequel to the First. The issues left unresolved at the end of the First became the causes of the Second. And for my source, I chose the writings of G. K. Chesterton, one of the few to see the connection at the time and warn that, if… Mehr dazu
Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama <b>DVD</b> ~ Asa Butterfield
Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama DVD ~ Asa Butterfield
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It's difficult to know how to explain to a child some of the most disturbing events of the twentieth century. How do you explain an evil as overwhelming as that of the Nazi death camps, Stalin's systematic starvation of millions of Ukrainians, Mao's cultural revolution, or the horrors of Pol Pot?

This film illustrates how it can be done and done well. It's the story of a friendship that develops between a concentration camp commandant's young son and a Jewish boy in the camp. Yes, during the real events such a friendship would have been almost impossible. There'd have been a guard who'd have seen the two talking through the camp's fence and quickly put a stop to it. And yes, the… Mehr dazu