Category: History

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Five Books for the End of February…..

  And the Beginning of March...... Since there are only six days left in February, I will probably not finish any more books. That means I will end the month having read five books.And I will have read thirteen books in 2017. But maybe just maybe one I will be able to finish one of the following five books. Even if I don't finish any of the books I will a good start on March;s reads! Five Proposed Reads for the End of February and March Books I am Currently Reading.... I have already started two of the five books...

2016 Reads, Books, History

The Winter Fortress – How Nine Norwegians Saved the World!!

The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic BombĀ - Neal Bascomb The Winter Fortress recounts the tale of the 1942 sabotage of the Vemork hydroelectric plant in Norway. The plant was one of the few places in the world that produced heavy water. Nazi Germany wanted all the heavy water that Norway could produce.. Heavy water was a key element for the production of an atomic bomb. I never had really heard of the mission before reading the book, but now I feel that I lived through it! Bascomb did a great job researching and writing The Winter...

2016 Reads, Books, History

The Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in the US in 1915!

  Dark Invasion:1915: Germany's Secret War & the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America - Howard Blum The Beginning of World War I The hunt for the first terrorist cell in the United States had its beginnings onĀ June 28, 1914 when..... Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife, visit Sarajevo in Bosnia. A bomb is thrown at their auto but misses. Undaunted, they continue their visit only to be shot and killed a short time later by a lone assassin. Believing the assassin to be a Serbian nationalist, the Austrians target their anger toward...