A fact that is obvious in retrospect but that I hadn’t considered before: there are TLDs for countries that don’t exist anymore. Soviet Union (.su), Yugoslavia (.yu), East Germany (.dd), Czechoslovakia (.cs) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.su
"Valiant Hearts: The Great War" by Ubisoft Montpellier is a game that humanizes the war, and conveys a nuanced anti-war message while honouring the common soldiers and civilians who sacrificed and fought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0r0zpj35M
The "Blueprint for Armageddon" podcast series. Dan Carlin has a particular talent for inviting listeners to experience historical events from the perspective of those who lived them. What was their world view? What motivated their decisions? What are the first-hand accounts from primary sources? https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-50-blueprint-for-armageddon-i/
Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August" is a gripping narrative that covers the decision to go to war (where the momentum of war plans & events on the ground overtook leaders) up to the "Miracle of the Marne" which forced the stalemate and led to years of trench warfare. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40779082-the-guns-of-august
Depressing modern non-fiction Show more
Observed a trend on my reading list: minimalist black and red on beige is the official colour scheme of depressing modern non-fiction.
God of War spoilers Show more
Yup, happened about an hour later!
"It is at this point in the book that the author famously laments that despite our ability to bring food from the earth, we are incapable of creating a system in which the hungry can be fed." - Yanis Varoufakis
“Godless” vague spoilers Show more
Was thoroughly enjoying “Godless” as a modern take on a Western, but it completely falls apart in the last episode, woof… I guess I have no choice now but to start my own “TLJ remake”-style petition 🤷♂️
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