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FIVE RANDOM FIVE (Back To School Edition)

Five Embarrassing School Memories

Spit Up Milk On Teacher – 9th Grade

Mispronounced “Comfortable” When Narrating Film Strip – 1st Grade

Fly Open During Oral Report – 11th Grade… 180 more words

Five Random Five

Diana Johnstone | Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

 Since we are all-powerful, we must be a force for good. In reality, we are neither. But we seem incapable of recognizing the limits of our “exceptionalism”.  

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Military Madness

Did Cold War Doping Ever Stop?

As the 2016 Rio Olympics draw nearer, the focus of the games is no longer on the athletes taking part to do their country proud, but the poor facilities, the Zika virus and political turmoil within Brazil. 514 more words

20th Century

The Anglosphere Revisited

by John Brian Shannon | July 29, 2016

Britain survived the 20th century despite two British-economy-wrecking wars (WWI and WWII) and the follow-up to those wars, the Cold War. 525 more words


Book review: A Small Town in Germany

A Small Town in Germany – John le Carré

My rating: ★★★★☆

Warning: this review contains plot spoilers.

I purchased this book in a small craft fair in St Ives of Cornwall last week. 725 more words


The 300 Spartans: Cold War at the Hot Gates

As I have said before, movies about the past are very often movies about the present. Screenwriters and directors often shape their stories about the past to reflect the concerns and interests of the present, either consciously or unconsciously. 844 more words



EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD LIST, and I’m no exception. To kick off a series of features on historical crime fiction, I am starting with my own favourite period – World War 2. 1,010 more words