December 2nd, 2011

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Over the last few days, I finished a couple of books:

First was an ebook called Osprey Fortress #75: The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600 - 1763 which I found moderately interesting. These fortifications are for the most part outside my experience, and it's a good reminder that European colonization of North America wasn't just British.

Second is a book that I'd read as a recommendation from a TV personality. Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations and The Layover mentioned that this book was his favorite crime novel, while the movie based on it was also one of his favorites (if my memory serves me correctly), and I added it to my Amazon Wish List, and followed that by tracking it down. I've seen the film, which I found confusing, but the book isn't, and I think it makes its point very well about life as a criminal in Boston a few decades ago. It might be worth looking up.

#55 -62

#55. "I was Hitler's Chauffeur" by Erich Kempka
#56. "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" By John Le Carre
#57. "SG-1: Four Dragons" by Dianna Botsford
#58. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
#59. "QI: The book of the Dead" by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
#60. "Elephants on Acid and other bizarre experiments" by Boese
#61. "Camp Z: The secret life of Rudolph Hess" By Stephen McGinty
#62. "SG-1: The Morpheous Factor" by Ashley McConnel.

Absolutely Sped through "The Help", very readable and enjoyable.
Eric Kempka's book is most definatley one of the sources used for the movie "downfall". A hard read in places but definately worth it. That was completely inverted by McGinty's account of The first year and a half of Rudolph Hess's imprisonment in Britain after flying to Scotland. I had thought the book would deal with the period after the numerberg trials but that is were the account ends. Still a good read but not what I expected.
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