posted 20 June 2012 22:57
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Anyone have any suggestions on a book of Norse Mythology?
As for suggestions:
"A Child of Hitler" by Alfons Heck, great eye-opening memoir by a former Hitler Youth member.
"One Day in the Life of Ivan Desonovitch" Historical Fiction but has proven to be true, can't remember author off the top of my head, sorry.
posted 21 June 2012 04:56
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I've got the Penguin Book of North Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Superb translation of 32 myths with lots of notes at the back shedding more light on each.
posted 18 August 2012 12:48
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Thanks Shieldwall been looking out for it at the local book store, which has maybe one shelf devoted to history rather unfortunatly.
posted 04 December 2012 15:31
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Among the various research readings I've been doing, I've happened upon Harriet Flower's new(ish) book "Roman Republics." In it, she argues that we're wrong to see the Republic as this monolithic political entity that began with the expulsion of the kings and ended with Augustus. Instead, it's better understood as a series of republics, similar to post-Revolutionary France. It's quite compelling and her framework offers a pretty good way to understand the eventual failure of the last Republic, established by Sulla.
It's also short, which is certainly nice to have.
posted 23 May 2016 16:33
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This is not a book but a movie. It is a very good (historical fiction) movie about a general who became a gladiator.