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Napoleon: A Life

I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date November 2, 2014) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.). 178 more words

Andrew Roberts

Emails and Paper Trails

There are two things I don’t understand about the Sony hack. First, why does anyone with the ability to accomplish such an impressive hack want to live in North Korea, when they could clearly sell their IT skills for millions in the global market? 580 more words

World History

The Reptilian Aliens and the Council of the 13 ‘Royal’ Families ~ Dec. 19, 2014

Ok. Whew! Cobra and other spiritual writers have indicated that the truth would finally come out…and boy, has it! Some of the allegations written in this article have been floating around “out there” for a while, but in this article, most, if not all the pieces are tied together in a neat package very nicely which really explains the “whys” for the events we have witnessed in our world. 3,310 more words

Who was a part of the "intelligentsia" and what did they achieve?

First of all, what is the Russian intelligentsia? The idea of an ‘intelligentsia’ is closely tied to the idea of the ‘intellectual’. The intellectual can be (and has been) roughly defined as a a certain social type: a scholar who participates in a public sphere independent from the political regime. 1,849 more words

History

Ramblings #3 - Pakistan.

Being an anglophile & having learnt about all the atrocities of the Indian freedom struggle since childhood, my mind is conflicted.

The one thing the Peshawar attacks have taught me are that it’s not the countries that hate each other, but it’s the select group of people so influential and conniving, smart enough to sway minds that don’t have established independent opinions. 76 more words

India

National World War II Museum leading Belgium tour on 70th anniversary of Battle of the Bulge

By Janet McConnaughey

NEW ORLEANS — A tour connected to the National World War II Museum is taking three dozen people to the battlefields and towns in Belgium where the Battle of the Bulge was fought 70 years ago. 631 more words

Europe