Reading

A 5-post collection

A World We Have Lost Saskatchewan Before 1905

Reading... Bill Waiser's 717 page book is outside my usual reading, a look at the history of what is today's Saskatchewan before the province was founded. Hopefully, I'll be able to find the time to complete it. Borrow it from the Hamilton Public Library....

Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory

Reading... Looking forward to completing Major General Julian Thompson's book on how the BEF's spectacular and unexpected success in escaping Dunkirk in 1940 was essential to the Allied victory in 1945 - despite leaving all their equipment and supplies behind. Borrow from the Hamilton Public Library....

The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End

I familiar with the Western European history of the period between the First World War and the Second World War, this book focuses on how the conflicts in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in the remnants of the Ottoman Empire did not end with the Armistice. For these territories, the dismantling of empires and old orders lead to large scale bloodshed Available at the Hamilton Public Library...