History Roundup 08-21-2009
Another week gone. I might try to get out this weekend to see Inglorious Basterds and see how historically accurate it might be.
For now, I’m just going to look around the Weider History network to see what new stuff has popped up.
If you are into Abraham Lincoln, you might to check out Abraham Lincoln and the Extra ‘d’ in His In-laws’ Name to learn more about his relationship with his in-laws. Something us married folk can relate to! In the modern sphere, you might find this of interest – Global Military Spending: Are We Crazy? by Frank Chadwick. You’ll learn how much money the US spends on military defense relative to the rest of the world. Eye opening to say the least. Finally, and perhaps even more eye-opening, is a piece on women’s fashion and Tennis. Fashionistas on the Court by Tracey McCormick. Personally, Tennis isn’t my sport, but still a great read.
Looking for a good podcast? ArmchairGeneral.com has a piece about collecting real tanks. Perhaps you need a new hobby? Podcast with Tank Collector Jacques Littlefield I might have to pick up a new hobby actually…
Armchair General also has a DVD review for a small production company who made a film about D-Day. The Americans on D-Day – DVD Review
Let’s see, on HistoryNet.com we have an important piece on Beer in Great Britain. Seriously, a must read! And, as I mentioned the movie at the outset, it might pay to read Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds: Riot on the Western Front. The short short review is that historical accuracy is not quite what this movie is aiming to do.
There were many more stories on all 3 sites, so if these aren’t enough to keep you busy over the weekend, go check out the rest! Follow these sites on Twitter to stay up to the minute with the articles. @greathistory_ @historynet @armchairgeneral
[I originally published this at the blogging site GreatHistory.com]