This morning. after reading the Washington Post article about the Chicago conflict Sunday between Trump and Sanders supporters, following which Trump called Bernie a Communist, David has been singing tunes from the Mel Brooks musical The Producers…‘Springtime for Hitler.’ The article followed by David’s vocalization led me to dig out my copy of historian David Clay Large’s Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich.
A professor in one of my graduate history classes assigned the book and others on Modern Germany (last 150 years). I’ve decided to reread the book, looking for parallels between Germany in the 1920s and our current political situation.
I was pleased to rediscover author Jacqueline Winspeare this weekend. I read several of her mysteries a decade or so ago before I began graduate school, and am happy to report that despite my exposure to a very large number of history tomes, her books are once more holding my interest. Winspeare, an English woman, does her homework writing historical fiction about the world her parents knew in England from WWI forward, via her protagonist psychologist sleuth Masie Dobbs. Currently, I am reading, Leaving Everything Most Loved.
I suggest if you read the series, begin with Masie Dobbs. The books were written in chronological order and take Masie from her life a nurse in WWI through WWII.
Granddaughter Joy writes she has been nominated by her sorority, Alpha Zeta (for women dairy science majors) for the Mister and Miss Agriculture Pageant. I’m sure she will have a blast as the shortest pageant contestant ever. She says you might even see her dressed up. I hope so, she’s almost worn out her mucky boots.