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William L. Shirer and World War II: My Quickshot Review of The Nightmare Years

The second volume of William Shirer’s autobiography is titled Twentieth Century Journey: The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940. It starts off where his first volume left off, almost—he doesn’t go into much detail on his time in India, since he already wrote about his experiences there in Gandhi: A Memoir. It rather begins in Kabul, where he […]

William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler, and Me

I’m introducing something new this Friday, my friends. I call them ‘quickshot’ book reviews. Rather than full, exhaustive book reviews, these will concentrate on specific aspects of a single book and how they relate to me, meaning they’ll be fairly short—hence the name, “quickshot” J The first review will be on William L. Shirer’s The […]