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They Thought They Were Free

They Thought they Were Free: the Germans, 1933-1945346 pages© 1955 Milton Mayer How could ordinary, decent people abide the Nazis for the span of twelve years — to allow a baby born at the NSDAP’s seizure of power to practically … Continue reading

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Confederates in the Attic

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War© 1999 Tony Hortwitz432 pages           For most of the United States, the Civil War is like any other entry in the history books, of interest but not very consequential. . … Continue reading

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Under and Alone

Under and Alone: the True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America’s Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang© 2005 William Queen288 pages This fall, I unexpectedly became a fan of  Sons of Anarchy, a criminal drama with a plot reminiscent … Continue reading

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The Gangs of New York

The Gangs of New York© 1927 Herbert Ashbury368 pages A few weeks ago I opted to read Herbert Ashbury’s Gangs of New York to see what his writing style might be like. I have a strong interest in city life … Continue reading

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