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Companion books for HBO’s The Pacific

If I had the time and the energy, I’d love to write a review of each episode of HBO’s The Pacific.  The miniseries has completely blown me away, as it shows the filth, despair, carnage and courage of some oft-forgotten World War II battles.  The war in the Pacific was really an entirely different affair from the European theater, and Hanks, Spielberg and crew are paying homage to those veterans.

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Sweet Monkey Pie… it's a book review!

January 26, 2008 Leave a comment

I’ve always read historical books. Guess it makes me a dull guy, but I’m always intrigued to find out how we, the human race, got from point A to point B. To me, there’s a lot of truth in the saying “Those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it” (coined by writer George Santayana, who, oddly enough, I know nothing about). I’ve always used historical works to frame current events – makes reality a bit more palatable.

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