Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Not quite as many books read this week.

First was Osprey Raid #25: Ride Around Missouri: Shelby's Great Raid 1863, which details some vicious American Civil War history. I continue to cringe at some of the things that were done in that war...

Next was Beef: A Global History. The books of this series are mildly interesting, usually best when they deal with foodstuffs that I don't know much about but enjoy. This one was a bit less so.

Then Osprey Raid #40: Kill Hitler: Operation Valkyrie 1944, the failed attempt in July 1944 to assassinate Hitler after the Allied landing in Normandy. Reading about what happened makes it all seem so amateurish, even though it was put on by members of the German General Staff.

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