Book Reviews

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“Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World”

This book post is also to kick off my new section on women in herstory.

This was a wonderful book. It offers so many stories almost all of which were new for me about the ingenuity, courage and strength of women or girls. This book is the hard work of a mother’s quest to find out where did all the tales of women go? This book by Ragan is the response to how women and girls of the past handled and overcame challenges.

It is an enlightening and inspiring book to be read again and again. This book calls to all women and girls from around the globe to be strong and use their inner strength. This book is not downgrade men but corrects the (purposeful) lack of  strong female stories, in the world’s cultural heritage that have been removed.

In the world today with more women on the rise in positions of power, running for office or just handling the daily in’s and outs that society gives them, this book is for you ladies. Plus it makes up for the lack of interesting kid reading on had in one’s childhood.

The book has the stories broken down by places like Tales from Asia for example and then lists all the works therein. In parenthesis the particular region is listed for a tribe.

Book Review: The Devil’s Diary

 

 

This book review is for the historical book called The Devil’s Diary- Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich. It is written by Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney. This diary does go missing for some time and part of the book is about how this valuable historical object was found.

This rich secondary source is full of primary source material from the diary of Rosenberg himself. It shares this man’s thoughts on how he crafted the Nazi party’s ideology. (Which as you find out in the book was a misinterpretation of an older idea based on flawed eugenics information.)

Also the Devil’s Diary connects all the dots  from Hitler’s rise to power and his military plans. This book also covers the efforts of the Jewish prosecutor- Robert Kempner and his relentless effort to prosecute the Nazi’s for there war crimes.

This book is a must read for insight into the minds of key players in World War II history and how one man changed history in ways unimaginable at the time. If you enjoy this topic read the book and see the film Monuments Men on how a team of people recovered what they could of the stolen Nazi art taken from Jewish and other individuals in WWII.