History Read Along – Inferno: The World At War, 1939-1945, Conclusion

Well, folks, we did it! If you read along with us this summer, you’ve now completed an overview study of World War II as presented by Max Hasting in Inferno: The World At War, 1939-1945. And if reading those hundreds of pages wasn’t quite your “cup of tea,” perhaps the chapter notes every Wednesday here on the blog added some more history facts to your knowledge!

This was the first official read-along Gazette665 hosted, and we’ve got more planned for the future. For today’s first blog post, though, I wanted to share a few final thoughts on Inferno and welcome your opinions as we wrap up the discussion. Continue reading

1861: In Their Words – Conclusion

Gazette665 Blog Series 1861: In Their WordsIt’s the end of the year. And it’s the end of our series “1861: In Their Words.” What did we learn?

Each blog post featured a quote from 1861, background information, and some historical musings. The primary sources allowed us to “hear” and explore perspectives on the Civil War by people who were really there, living through the excitement, tragedy, frustrations, and loneliness. Personally, I found the quotes helped me gain a new appreciation for the Americans who found themselves in war with all its ideals and realities. Continue reading