Alexander Solzhenitsyn

At Moscow's Donskoi Monastery on Wednesday, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was laid to rest. He was one of the best writer's Russia has had in the 20th century. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a captain in the artillery when he was arrested by counterintelligence, because he sent a letter to a friend criticizing Stalin in 1945. He was a dissident most of his life in the Soviet Union, but he was a Communist in the 1930s when war broke out between the Soviet Union and Germany. Solzhenitsyn and his wife were working as teachers in a Cossack settlement

Review: Transcending Conquest: Nahua Views of Spanish Colonial Mexico:
Review of Wood, Stephanie. Transcending Conquest: Nahua Views of Spanish Colonial Mexico (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003).

Novelist Dennis Wheatley Fooled Germans About Normandy Landing In 1944:
Before Ian Fleming there was Dennis Wheatley. A best-selling spy novelist at the outset of World War II, Wheatley became a master of deception for Great Britain, turning pulp fiction fantasies into real-life espionage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg tells the amazing true story of one man who applied the plots of his own novels to the battlefield-and changed the course of history.

Seahawk Burning Written By Randall Peffer:
A good Civil War naval story as the ships from the north try to track confederate ships, both trying to destroy the other and all ships they find while searching. The locales stretch from the United States coast, inland waters, South America, Africa, Europe, and points in between. You have to remember in those days there was no way to search for a ship except by word of mouth or accidentally finding that ship while transcending the globe.

And If I Perish Book Review:
And If I Perish, by Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee, tells the stories of U.S. Army nurses stationed on the frontline in World War II from the beginning of the war in North Africa to Italy and finally to its last days when the Allies were closing on Berlin. The campaigns in North Africa and Italy gave the American military their baptism by fire but inflicted relatively less casualties on invasion troops compared to the possible consequences of an assault on Hitler's Fortress Europe. Although most readers believe that women did not serve on the frontline in WWII, closer examinations show that women did serve on the frontline providing life-saving care to wounded troops. Lastly, military medicine at the beginning of the war was woefully inept at handling wounds inflicted by combat, but eventually caught up to save a majority of wounded troops.

Hunting Hitler - A Book Review:
What if Hitler survived the war? If he escaped where did he go? How is it there is no definitive proof that he committed suicide when the war was coming to a close? Hunting Hitler tells the tale of his escape, how it was done, whose money was used, and where he lived his life out. This should be a must read for world war two fans.

Bring Up The Bodies - By Hilary Mantel - A Review:
This book should have been titled "Bring up the Bastards" for there are no nice people in it. A vivid re-creation of history, breathing life into a frayed historical record.

I Sought My Brother: An African American Reunion:
I sought my brother is about two African-American scientists who come across black South Americans of whom won freedom centuries of years ago prior to the abolition of slavery and in the process reserved their African beliefs. In addition, it had certain emerging qualities that could have been developed into vital statements of which could be picked from elements of artistic style and value of which resonate with the black culture within the United States: for instance, similarities can be found between Bush African American rituals as well as gospel choirs, and way of life, although it was viewed as primitive.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn Alexander Solzhenitsyn Reviewed by ESATRA on 5:20:00 AM Rating: 5
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