Tag Archives: William Shirer

On This Day: September 1, 1939

From Newsweek: Scenes from the invasion of Poland From MSN: Friends, foes, mark WWII’s start in Poland Hitler’s speech on Sept. 1, 1939, from Berlin: To the defense forces: The Polish nation refused my efforts for a peaceful regulation of … Continue reading

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#TBT Of course a witch would be reading this book

Me backstage during a production of Macbeth, in which I played one of the witches, reading William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, before it was time to put on my costume.

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The Books: “Berlin Diary : The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941″ (William L. Shirer)

Next book on history shelf: Next book on the shelf is Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 by William Shirer. Last Shirer book I have – this one is, well, what the title says: his diary from … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nightmare Years: 1930 – 1940″ (William L. Shirer)

And here is my next excerpt of the day from my library. Next book on the shelf is The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940 by William Shirer. A first-person memoir of Shirer’s time living in Nazi Germany, and covering not just Germany … Continue reading

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The Books: “Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich” (William L. Shirer)

And here is my next excerpt: History bookshelf Next book on the shelf is The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William Shirer. So deciding on an excerpt here was daunting. There’s so … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of Witch # 3

At the point in my life that I was doing Macbeth (see story here), I was also reading Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. So during tech rehearsals and stuff where the actors would have to wait around, you … Continue reading

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Books: History List

Taking my cue from Critical Mass, here is my compilation of favorite history, biography, and historical fiction. Criteria for books chosen is thus: The books chosen must be well written, and one does not need to have a lot of … Continue reading

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