The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh

I highly recommend reading this book in sunlight.   Not before bedtime.   It opens with American POW as slave-labor in a mining shaft, some die, but bodies have to be recorded properly so they get stacked up (right near the POW eating room) until the recording clerk comes around once a week. This sets … More The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh

I highly recommend reading this book in sunlight. Not before bedtime. It opens with American POW as slave-labor in a mining shaft, some die, but bodies have to be recorded properly so they get stacked up (right near the POW eating room) until the recording clerk comes around once a week. This sets the tone … More The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh

John Philip Sousa’s America: The Patriot’s Life in Images and Words by John Phillip Sousa, IV

So many photos! And many are of Sousa himself, playbills, audience at his performances. My favorite part of the book is watching fashions change over the decades. I don’t know what his mama would have thought of him meeting up with bathing beauties showing their limbs at the “Atlantic pageant’, later known as the Miss … More John Philip Sousa’s America: The Patriot’s Life in Images and Words by John Phillip Sousa, IV

Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher

Some of my best friends are gendered. Homer mentioned the wine dark sea, the iron sky… no blue. Why didn’t the ancient Greeks have a word for blue? The Bible doesn’t, either. (according to Guy Deutscher. Actually, blue is used fairly often in the 5 books of Moses.) Did they have deficient eye-sight, or a … More Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher