American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten CrisisBy Adam Hochschild My Rating: ★★★★★ What a great read—and everyone should read this. Everything I read I saw parallels with our time. People say history rhymes—in this case it has! Xenophobia—why do we hate immigrants so much? Why do we associate them with… Continue reading Book Critique: “American Midnight”
Book Critique: “Hitler’s American Gamble”
Hitler's American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and Germany’s March to Global Warby Brendan Simms, Charlie Laderman My Rating: ★★★★ World War II was a cataclysmic event that reshaped and redefined the world in the 20th century. The United States found itself at the center of the global stage when it was "suddenly and deliberately attacked" by… Continue reading Book Critique: “Hitler’s American Gamble”
Revolutionary Russia, 1891 - 1991: A History by Orlando Figes My rating: 3 of 5 starsI enjoyed this book. My interest in this topic started after my last red, The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941. I picked Figes' book to get my feet wet and discover some history of the Russian Revolution that… Continue reading Book Critique
The Forgotten Frederick Farm
Decided on another vlog post. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/Qj37f9Z77iY
Week 19: Food and Drink
Week 19 features some some family foods.
Week 18: Social
Week 18 is all about being social. In Wisconsin it isn't being social unless you have a beer in hand!
Week 17: Document
Week 17 if about documentation and how I am writing a family history book.
Week 16: Negative
Week 16 is all about family "negatives". I interviewed my folks and older siblings about their memories and emotions of the terrible barn fire they had in 1987.
Week 15: How Do You Spell That?!
Week 15 - How Do You Spell That?! The Frederick family has several variations of our last name's spelling.
Week 14: Check It Out
Week 14 - Check out some great resources I've used!