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Category Archives: World History

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Tweet Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin is worth reading if only for the utterly surrealistic Chapter 42, “Hermann’s Toys”, which recounts a Sunday afternoon at Carinhall. Hermann Goring entertains a reluctant group of diplomats at his vast estate by trying to mate two bison […]

Review: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Tweet I was extremely happy to finish this, it was a major letdown for as acclaimed as it was and for having won a Pulitzer Prize.  Diamond’s whole book could have been boiled down to about 20 pages and not have lost any real merit because his theories are so broad sweeping anyway.  Essentially he […]