011423 • Thrift Store Finds

I paid full price for most of these. Usually on Saturdays, the “half-off on selected tags” day, I try not to do this, but all of these books were too good to pass on. Still far cheaper than buying them new, or used online.

Modern Submarine Warfare • This book is part of an unofficial set, of which I have several. It’s always nice to find another one!

Atrocities • Not a happy topic, yet a very interesting one.

The Devil’s Hand • Jack Carr has six books out (This is what the Terminal List series with Chris Pratt is based on) and has the distinction of being the first new fiction series I’m adding to my Brad Thor / Vince Flynn / Kyle Mills library of thrillers. I’d like to find the other five at thrifts, to avoid the higher prices, but they are all relatively new, and with the series doing well, that could take a while. I have thirty more books to go in my Brad Thor / Vince Flynn / Kyle Mills re-read, so I have some time before I have to worry about it.

Italy’s Sorrow • Italy’s involvement in World War II is very interesting. When Hitler and Mussolini created the Pact of Steel, it stipulated that when one country got involved in a conflict, the other would join in. Mussolini didn’t realize Hitler would do what he did so soon, as both Germany and Italy still needed years to rebuild their militaries. Italy was farther away from being able to be effective with its armed forces, a key reason why they did so poorly.

The New Tsar • Interesting for obvious reasons.

011223 • Cavemen vs Trash Pandas

Missed the final eight minutes of footage… I don’t think it was the battery, but there weren’t any ejections or injuries during the game, so I am at a loss as to how this happened. I have new batteries on the way though, three of the four batteries I have now will no longer charge to a full 100%, only around 97%, so maybe that has something to do with it.

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