Brooke C. Stoddard

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Former writer at Time-Life Books

Former Editor of Military Heritage Magazine

Interested in history, particularly:

History of Technology
World War II
Greek and Roman History
Founding of the USA Republic
Civil War and Guilded Age
Business History

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Battle of Britain November 1, 1940

Today ends my blog on the 1940 Battle of Britain.

In June 1940 when the United Kingdom fought Nazism alone, Churchill said to the world, “Hitler must break us in this island or lose the war.” Through the summer and fall the British fought the Nazis to a standstill. The British people did not break, and in that stand – through terror and deprivation – they won 1940’s “Battle of Britain.” Because... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 01, 2015 08:44

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Greek to Me by Mary Norris
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Explications. Bold adventures. Revelations. Discoveries of a fascinating country -- modern Greece -- and why the lives and thoughts of the Ancient Greeks can still be guides to the present. Good fun.
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Chandler wrote as if to contain his writing within a kind of snow globe. Within that globe he was a genius. There he, like Shakespeare within his own Globe, invented language, made it pop and sizzle, expanded what humanity could think of itself. Coul ...more
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“If liberal government was to be saved, [the British people of 1940] would have to be the ones to save it.”
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