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3 formats for Bombing Hitler's Hometown book

A review of Bombing Hitler’s Hometown by Mike Croissant On 25 April 1945, some 700 bombers and fighter escort airplanes from the US 15th Air Force took to the predawn air in southern Italy. Their target: Linz, Austria, the town where Adolf Hitler grew up. But more importantly for the airmen, Linz was their number […]

Guy Fawkes mask

April 1, 2024 MOSCOW AND OTTAWA (Rooters/APPI) Simultaneous announcements from two widely spaced cities have rocked the political and cultural world. Pierre Poilievre, leader of the Canadian Loyal Opposition, has admitted that he chose his name specifically to make English speakers wonder, “Am I pronouncing this correctly?” and that when not whining in Parliament or […]

The songs remain the same

Since 24 February 2022, Russia and Ukraine have each sung their own song, consistently. That is, the two sides in the conflict have consistently proclaimed conflicting narratives.  Today is the second anniversary of the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It’s time I said something about it, particularly as the news coverage of the […]

The Bones of the Earth cover

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The Bones of the Earth cover

New year, new sample from the latest book: The Bones of the Earth, second edition Look down. Two young men, boys really, walk across the meadows and forests on the southern slopes of mountains that rise gently, then heave up suddenly to angry grey crags occasionally topped by snow. One of the boys is very […]

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