I’ve been an avid reader all my life and, as this list shows, I read a lot of different books. Some are for research, some are for my writing and some books I read are just for fun. These reviews on Goodreads are but a few of the books I’ve read and I hope the reviews help you decide on whether or not to read an author’s work.
I received a free copy of this book because I let the author use a picture of my Zero Five vertical antenna on one of his books. Now that we have that out of the way.
Good stuff here, for one he broke down the DX Code of Conduct instead of copying it and pasting it into the manuscript. These tips in this section help no matter how long you’ve been on the air. Plus, they put to rest some incorrect things you might read about the DX Code of Conduct as well.
He goes into the types of DX, such as the ones who wait for someone to call CQ, they will work them and disappear before the mob hits them. The pages on the in’s and out’s of the popular modes is a good help. My favorite of these being his notes on learning CW.
My rating: 5 of 5 starsAnother view of the The Holocaust, this time from within France. Holocaust deniers would have a difficult time denying the relocation and murder of Jews by the Nazis if they were to read this book. What was an eye-opener to me was the ways in which the French themselves participated in the relocation and subsequent deaths of Jews through the years of Vichy France.This story of one woman’s network that saved 1000 Jewish children from the Nazi gas chambers was well-written and very well-researched. The lengths that Suzanne Spaak (a non-Jew) and her network went through to prevent the murder of Jewish children was amazing. She spent large sums of her own inheritance on providing sustenance for the children along with moving them out of reach to the Nazis.What was interesting is that Vichy France cooperated fully with their Nazi in the rounding up of and deportation of 90,000 Jews. Vichy France and even modern day France feels as if they were justified in sending so many Jews to the gas chambers and death camps because the majority of those deported were “foreign” Jews instead of “French” Jews. The Nazi attack on the children displayed their hatred of the Jews by trying to murder the bloodlines in an effort to stop the younger Jews from filling the void caused by the deaths of adults.What was interesting was the way Charles de Gaulle cast off the accomplishments of Allied troops when he stated that French countrymen were the ones who freed France from the grip of Nazi occupation. In doing so he swept Vichy France under the proverbial carpet even though he himself was working against them from the safety of London.The pictorial section of the major subjects of the book was an extra treat.
This is not one of those books to pick up when you have a lot to do. This is a book you make time for and sit down to enjoy. Some books I read a page or two but this one is hard to put down once you get started on it.The author did an …