Nationalism, Culture, Germany; Continent: Europe

Author Stephen Winder’s personal, meandering discussion of topics in pre-WWII history will make you laugh and think, often in the same chapter 480 pages (Bibliography begins page 379) I confess, I read Winder’s 2015 book, Danubia, before I got back to read Germania, his 2011 offering. Germania is the slightly shorter book (Danubia is a […]

Book 1; Continent: Europe

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter 468 pages (402 pages of narrative content) Sure, see the movie. I enjoyed it. Then get a richer context for the Monuments Men through the detailed and insightful book. I’d been excited to see […]

Book 20; Continent: Europe

The Forger’s Spell (P.S.) by Edward Dolnick 384 pages (258 pages excluding Notes, etc.) You might take in this little gem after your next trip to an art museum or gallery…especially if going wasn’t your idea. It’s not The Thomas Crown Affair, so don’t expect some slickly handsome protagonist in a sequence of clever, hair-raising […]