Vanguard News Network
VNN Media
VNN Digital Library
VNN Reader Mail
VNN Broadcasts

Old October 11th, 2011 #61
Jimmy Marr
Moderator
 
Jimmy Marr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Jew S. A.
Posts: 3,674
Jimmy Marr
Default

http://www.amazon.com/Men·Art·War-Mi.../dp/0595382169

"Through clouded eyes we glimpse the cliffs that loom over yon distant shores.
The waves they break with giant’s strength and boom like oaken castle doors.
Lightning threatens from above while frenzied sharks await below.
Danger it is all about. In every element lurks a foe.
Creation. Destruction. Birth and Death. The same. The same. The same.
Fire melts the eternal ice, which transformed, douses the flame.
Onward we sail, toward those cliffs, determined to reach the beckoning shore.
And on landing make what our fathers made—glorious art and glorious war.

Thus read the final lines of The Lay of Hadding, the anonymously penned late 19th century poem that later stirred a generation of young writers (including W.B. Yeats and Wyndham Lewis), and the inspiration for the stories presented in Men·Art·War. From the Egyptian deserts to the green fields of Gaul to the small towns of North Carolina; from 332 B.C.E. to eleven years after tomorrow; here are ten rousing tales of art and war, and the men who wage both."
 
Old October 11th, 2011 #62
Karl Radl
The Epitome of Evil
 
Karl Radl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Unseen University of New York
Posts: 3,130
Karl Radl
Default

Lets see.

This week's (w/c 10/10/2011) reading to complete is:

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (3 Vols.)
Israel Jacob Yuval's 'Two Nations in your Womb'
Isaac Deutscher's 'Stalin'
Vladimir Naumov and Jonathan Brent's 'Stalin's Last Crime'
Helge Ingstad's 'Westward to Vinland' & 'Land under the Pole Star'

Excluding journals and periodicals etc.
 
Old October 11th, 2011 #63
Karl Radl
The Epitome of Evil
 
Karl Radl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Unseen University of New York
Posts: 3,130
Karl Radl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matthias Hetzenauer View Post
I'm reading Plutarch's Lives, btw...
Greek, Roman or both?
 
Old October 11th, 2011 #64
Karl LaForce
Senior Member
 
Karl LaForce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Earth
Posts: 783
Karl LaForce
Default Ghosts of November (about Jonestown)

Ghosts of November (Jonestown)

http://novemberghosts.blogspot.com/
__________________
"The family that puts the needs of the family above the whims of its children will prevail over the family that does not."
 
Old October 11th, 2011 #65
L. Edwards
Migrant White worker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: looking for next job in the Kwa
Posts: 592
L. Edwards
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karl Radl View Post
Greek, Roman or both?
I picked up a bunch of Penguin Classics for .50 cents. Finished Plutrarch's "The Age of Alexander" two years ago. Still have Quintus Curtus Rufus' "The Age of Alexander" to read. Will make a note to finish Plutarch's "Parallel Lives" of the Greeks and Romans.

On "The Age of Alexander" I was amazed at how easy it was to identify these ancient Greeks and how similar their thought process was to ours.

Just finished "The Last Days of the Romanovs" by Robert Wilton.

Don't claim to be a heavy duty reader like you guys though.
 
Old October 12th, 2011 #66
Karl Radl
The Epitome of Evil
 
Karl Radl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Unseen University of New York
Posts: 3,130
Karl Radl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L. Edwards View Post
I picked up a bunch of Penguin Classics for .50 cents. Finished Plutrarch's "The Age of Alexander" two years ago. Still have Quintus Curtus Rufus' "The Age of Alexander" to read. Will make a note to finish Plutarch's "Parallel Lives" of the Greeks and Romans.
Yes: I've got the 'Parallel Lives' in addition to my Loeb copies. Classics you can pick up decent editions of really cheaply both on Amazon and in your average charity shop/second hand book shop. The only ones you have to buy expensive new copies of are the oddities like the Emperor Julian's works (3 vols but worth reading).

Indeed you can pick up a new complete edition of all the Church fathers (both Catholic and Orthodox) for $200 these days.

Quote:
On "The Age of Alexander" I was amazed at how easy it was to identify these ancient Greeks and how similar their thought process was to ours.
Yes: ever noticed how Homer's heroes (for example) are always described; in physical terms, as quintessentially Northern European and probably Nordic?

Quote:
Just finished "The Last Days of the Romanovs" by Robert Wilton.
Interesting book, but don't trust the lists of jews in power in it though as it is well-known to be wrong (not deliberately but rather misinformed). If you want a more accurate readable book on it try Erich Haberer's 'The Jews and Revolution' (CUP) as it gives plenty of information about who was doing what and who was a jew and who wasn't.

Quote:
Don't claim to be a heavy duty reader like you guys though.
Well I am kinda special because I live in the academic world.

Matthias: well he's just a freak of nature and he knows it. Heh.

Last edited by Karl Radl; October 12th, 2011 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old October 12th, 2011 #67
Omega Man
Exiled In the 'Kwa
 
Omega Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 160
Omega Man
Default

Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey.
__________________
"There's never a cop around when you need one."
 
Old October 12th, 2011 #68
L. Edwards
Migrant White worker
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: looking for next job in the Kwa
Posts: 592
L. Edwards
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karl Radl View Post

Interesting book, but don't trust the lists of jews in power in it though as it is well-known to be wrong (not deliberately but rather misinformed). If you want a more accurate readable book on it try Erich Haberer's 'The Jews and Revolution' (CUP) as it gives plenty of information about who was doing what and who was a jew and who wasn't.
I thought the author did a pretty good job of naming the jews especially in the Appendix B where he breaks down the list of all the jews in Bolshevik Central Committee, Russian Socialist Parties, Central Executive Party, etc. Will have to check out Erich Haberer's 'The Jews and Revolution'.
 
Old October 13th, 2011 #70
ray bateson
baппed
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: A:\
Posts: 3,367
ray bateson
Default

The Archeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry, by R. Ewart Oakeshott.



http://www.wupload.com/file/15170380...20Chivalry.rar
 
Old October 13th, 2011 #71
Karl Radl
The Epitome of Evil
 
Karl Radl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Unseen University of New York
Posts: 3,130
Karl Radl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L. Edwards View Post
I thought the author did a pretty good job of naming the jews especially in the Appendix B where he breaks down the list of all the jews in Bolshevik Central Committee, Russian Socialist Parties, Central Executive Party, etc. Will have to check out Erich Haberer's 'The Jews and Revolution'.
The Appendix is incorrect though, which is the point.
 
Old October 13th, 2011 #72
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Wutta maroon!
 
Matthaus Hetzenauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: In my comfy rabbit hole. Wut's it to ya, doitbag?
Posts: 5,687
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karl Radl View Post
Greek, Roman or both?
Sorry, Karl; I should've specified Parallel Lives, Volume I (II's on the back-burner).

I buy most of my classics and epics from The Modern Library and Everyman's Library. For new cloth-covered books it's hard to beat their prices. I plan on reading Moralia, also by Plutarch, at the next opportunity.
__________________
Wit' jews ya lose; wit' rope deah's hope.
- Bugs
 
Old October 13th, 2011 #73
Karl Radl
The Epitome of Evil
 
Karl Radl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Unseen University of New York
Posts: 3,130
Karl Radl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matthias Hetzenauer View Post
Sorry, Karl; I should've specified Parallel Lives, Volume I (II's on the back-burner).

I buy most of my classics and epics from The Modern Library and Everyman's Library. For new cloth-covered books it's hard to beat their prices. I plan on reading Moralia, also by Plutarch, at the next opportunity.
Got to agree with you there. I've actually got to say Plutarch is; IMO, one of the greatest (and most underrated) of classical writers, but that's just me.
 
Old October 13th, 2011 #74
N.M. Valdez
SMASH THE FASH
 
N.M. Valdez's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,382
N.M. Valdez
Default

http://www.amazon.com/Holler-If-You-...dp/0465017282/
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex Linder View Post
I don't know what the truth is, and have said as much.
 
Old October 13th, 2011 #75
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Wutta maroon!
 
Matthaus Hetzenauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: In my comfy rabbit hole. Wut's it to ya, doitbag?
Posts: 5,687
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karl Radl View Post
Got to agree with you there. I've actually got to say Plutarch is; IMO, one of the greatest (and most underrated) of classical writers, but that's just me.
If it's any comfort to you, you and I are not alone in our appreciation of Plutarch. Late greats such as Emerson, Boswell, Jonson, Milton, Bacon (Francis), Browning, and none other than The Bard himself -- to name but a few -- were much in awe of the man and in fact borrowed heavily from him. Among the ancient Greeks and Romans, I personally find him more interesting than epicists such as Homer or Virgil, or for that matter, historians Herodotus and Thucydides. Too bad Plutarch and other great ancients are so under-appreciated -- if appreciated at all -- in modern-day society. Then again, with authors such as Danielle Steele and Dean Koontz topping the New York Times bestseller list every other week, who the hell's got time to read works by those irrelevant, oh-so-boring DWMs?
__________________
Wit' jews ya lose; wit' rope deah's hope.
- Bugs
 
Old October 14th, 2011 #76
Fenria
Self imposed ban
 
Fenria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The redwood forest
Posts: 787
Fenria
Default

"The Wood Beyond the World". My copy is great. I found it in a second hand bookstore for I think three dollars or so, and it's an exact replica of the 1894 copy, right down to the font and offset printing. Looks just like this:



I recommend Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror, the Calamitous 14th Century". Wow, that book was amazing! I devoured it. It was exactly like traveling back in time to our ancestors' world. It's non fiction, btw. I especially enjoy the part about angry peasants on a fiefdom roasting their greedy landlord on a spit while his wife and children were forced to watch. And the idiot aristocrat who threw a party where everyone soaked themselves in torch fuel. He made it known to his servants that there were to be no torches in the hall lit at this time, so it was dark. Of course, one servant didn't get the message and lit up a torch to look for the teenager in the dark hall and succeeded in lighting half the group on fire.

It's an excellent book full of all kinds of stuff you forgot or never knew about Europe and the daily lives of the people. From the most mundane to the jaw dropping. Each page is full of spellbinding detail. Fascinating stuff.

A_Distant_Mirror A_Distant_Mirror
__________________
Hell really is other people.
 
Old October 14th, 2011 #77
Karl Radl
The Epitome of Evil
 
Karl Radl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Unseen University of New York
Posts: 3,130
Karl Radl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fenria View Post
I recommend Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror, the Calamitous 14th Century". Wow, that book was amazing! I devoured it. It was exactly like traveling back in time to our ancestors' world. It's non fiction, btw. I especially enjoy the part about angry peasants on a fiefdom roasting their greedy landlord on a spit while his wife and children were forced to watch. And the idiot aristocrat who threw a party where everyone soaked themselves in torch fuel. He made it known to his servants that there were to be no torches in the hall lit at this time, so it was dark. Of course, one servant didn't get the message and lit up a torch to look for the teenager in the dark hall and succeeded in lighting half the group on fire.

It's an excellent book full of all kinds of stuff you forgot or never knew about Europe and the daily lives of the people. From the most mundane to the jaw dropping. Each page is full of spellbinding detail. Fascinating stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Distant_Mirror
Its a very well-written book; even if by a jewess, although I'd watch the whole 'oy vey' thing going on about jews in the medieval era she has going, but otherwise it is how history should be written and indeed used to be.
 
Old October 15th, 2011 #78
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Wutta maroon!
 
Matthaus Hetzenauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: In my comfy rabbit hole. Wut's it to ya, doitbag?
Posts: 5,687
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fenria View Post
"The Wood Beyond the World". My copy is great. I found it in a second hand bookstore for I think three dollars or so, and it's an exact replica of the 1894 copy, right down to the font and offset printing. Looks just like this:



I recommend Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror, the Calamitous 14th Century". Wow, that book was amazing! I devoured it. It was exactly like traveling back in time to our ancestors' world. It's non fiction, btw. I especially enjoy the part about angry peasants on a fiefdom roasting their greedy landlord on a spit while his wife and children were forced to watch. And the idiot aristocrat who threw a party where everyone soaked themselves in torch fuel. He made it known to his servants that there were to be no torches in the hall lit at this time, so it was dark. Of course, one servant didn't get the message and lit up a torch to look for the teenager in the dark hall and succeeded in lighting half the group on fire.

It's an excellent book full of all kinds of stuff you forgot or never knew about Europe and the daily lives of the people. From the most mundane to the jaw dropping. Each page is full of spellbinding detail. Fascinating stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Distant_Mirror
Agreed. Distant Mirror was in fact the book that got me interested in medieval Europe (I read it about '81, '82). The Black Death, the battles of Poitiers and Crecy, she covers it all. I've read scores of books on the period as a result of having read Tuchman's work, masterpiece really; though I believe she won either a Nobel or Pulitzer for a book on Stillwell and China. And although she's pretty thorough on just about every aspect of that century, nowhere -- if memory serves -- does she mention anything about her tribe's usurious business practices or its having the royals and their courts in debt to them up to their purple ears. Like I said, it's been decades since I've read it so I may be wrong; though I think I would've remembered something like that. All in all though, it's still an excellent book. In fact, the only other work I'd put in its class woud be one I read just a couple years back: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England by yet another broad -- though this one a gentile -- Juliet Barker. If you liked Distant Mirror I guarantee you like this too.
__________________
Wit' jews ya lose; wit' rope deah's hope.
- Bugs
 
Old October 17th, 2011 #79
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Wutta maroon!
 
Matthaus Hetzenauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: In my comfy rabbit hole. Wut's it to ya, doitbag?
Posts: 5,687
Matthaus Hetzenauer
Default

Read Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich over the weekend. (The Amereon House edition is a mere 134 pages -- 34 of them introduction -- so you can actually knock it out in one sitting if you have a mind to.) Excellent little read; highly recommended.

And speaking of introductions, in Richard Blythe's intro to the book I come to find that that Leo wasn't exactly a lion; he had a very inordinate fear of dying. He was so obsessed with the prospect in fact, that many of his contemporaries -- Gorky most notably -- were "disgusted" with his preoccupation with death; thought it "egotistical" of a man to be so overly concerned with his own mortality. Blythe says that Tolstoy was almost driven to the point of insanity with his fear of what would one day claim us all.
__________________
Wit' jews ya lose; wit' rope deah's hope.
- Bugs

Last edited by Matthaus Hetzenauer; October 17th, 2011 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old October 18th, 2011 #80
Karl Radl
The Epitome of Evil
 
Karl Radl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Unseen University of New York
Posts: 3,130
Karl Radl
Default

This week:

Otto Rahn's 'Crusade against the Grail' and 'Lucifer's Court'
Arthur Penty's 'Post Industialism'
Richard Cavendish's 'King Arthur & the Grail'
Moses Luzzatto's 'Mesillat Yesharim' (- 'The Path of the Upright')
 
Reply

Share


Thread
Display Modes


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 AM.
Page generated in 0.41326 seconds.