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Sunday, July 25, 2010

All those books

The Sunday Book Thread post at Ace of Spades is about the flood of American Civil War and WWII books. My comment:

I once caught a panel discussion on the Civil War on C-SPAN. At the beginning, the moderator said that since the end of the Civil War, more than one book a day has been published with Civil War-related material. This is also true of the Napoleonic Wars.  Undoubtedly true of WWII.

So I avoid any book about the Civil War or Napoleon, and concentrate on falling behind with WWII.
I think it's also true of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.

I like Mongolian history. You can read a book every 3 or 4 years and stay current.

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