040222 • Thrift Store Finds

The Best of Signal • I have a collection of these already, and it is interesting in that it is all German propaganda. An excerpt for example: “When, after his work is completed, the Führer gives free rein to his thoughts and talks, these are the most beautiful hours for his closest collaborators. Drawing upon his limitless store of recollections, he tells the merriest anecdotes and the most delightful stories. Whenever he touches on a subject, which seems to him worth dwelling upon, he sketches his ideas in a lively manner, delves deeply into the past and develops his creative and far-reaching ideas for the future.”

From what I’ve read, the guy would go on endless diatribes and everyone would have to listen like good little subordinates.

Brad Thor: Black Ice • I’m eleven books in on my Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills/Brad Thor read-a-thon, and this was the final book that I didn’t think I’d find this soon as it was published last year! In my little reading project, it will be the final book I read, unless it takes longer than I think to accomplish and another Brad Thor book is released before I’m done!

040922 • Same thing with this book, found a week later! The latest and only one I needed to be up-to-date! Amazing. Finding books this new at a thrift isn’t something that happens to me very often.

The Lost Tomb • The thought of finding something this old is incredibly interesting. And sad, that so much of history is lost forever… we barely know anything about most of human history.

Persuasive Images • I have a few books like this; as someone who is always looking at things for their message and how it has been presented, this is a really good book. So much of it applies to today as nothing but refinement to these techniques has gone on since the images in the book were originally implemented.

Rommel • Oh no, this looks like part of a set! I can’t find this set anywhere, though. I don’t know that much about Rommel.

Spitfire Summer • Nobody really understands how important, and how close the world was to a very different conclusion… Churchill wasn’t exaggerating about so many owing so much to so few.

Witness: Voices from the Holocaust • Self-explanitory, and the kind of first-hand account book I really like to read.

New Set of Books

I gave up on this set of books, as it was too expensive. They aren’t available in actual, complete sets very often. A complete set consists of four extra books on the Mediterranean theatre, that are even more difficult to find separately, and even less cost-effective to do so. However, someone put this set up for far less, and I was able to get it!

As what happens with some sets of books, the original “complete” set was later given more volumes, making an actual complete set more rare. I’ve faced this before. And a lot of these posted online are sold in pieces, making the entire endeavor even more expensive.

This is a set of re-prints of books published just after the war, and some into the 1960s.

U.S. Army in World War II • The National Historical Society • 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition