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Book Review: Berlin to Bucharest – Travels in Eastern Europe

Berlin to Bucharest – Travels in Eastern Europe Gill, Anton Grafton Books, London, 1990 Beginning in Hamburg (en route to Rostock) and ending in Albania, the author relates details of his travels just behind the iron curtain in the final … Continue reading

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Book Review: 8 Men and a Duck

8 Men and a Duck Thorpe, Nick Free Press, New York, 2002 This book was on the bargain rack at Hastings in Waco shortly after I had read _Adrift in Caledonia_ by the same author and found it an interesting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Farmer Buckley’s Exploding Trousers

Farmer Buckley’s Exploding Trousers Pain, Stephanie, ed Profile Books, London, 2011 One of those odd finds where the title hints at something offbeat but probably good and it actually delivers. This is a collection of “oddities on the way to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chechnya Diary

Chechnya Diary Goltz, Thomas St. Martin’s Press, 2003 This is a fairly powerful book about a TV war correspondent’s view of the initial Chechnya fighting in 1995.  That timeframe has a certain attraction to me; after all, it was when … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising

Bialoszewski, Miron translated by Levine, Madeline Revised Polish edition 2014, NYRB edition 2015 This book is a firsthand account of the author’s experience in the Warsaw uprising near the end of WWII.  He was not directly involved in any of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Plot

The Plot Bunting, Madeleine Granta, 2009 Subtitled “A Biography of an English Acre” the general story of the book is a description of “the plot” where the author’s father invested his life’s work. It’s an interesting concept – take a … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Was Lost

More Was Lost Perenyi, Eleanor New York Review Books, 2016 edition of 1946 original The book is technically a memoir, but the setting and situation drive it from a basic memoir of a minor author, currently generally unknown, into a … Continue reading

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