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

History Read Along – Inferno: The World at War, Chapters 23-24

We’re coming to the end of our summer read-along. This week’s chapters highlighted the final campaigns that ended the war in Europe with the Allied invasion of Germany and the fall of Berlin.

Some of the chapter details are quite rough. Kids – these chapter notes are family-friendly, but wait and read the book when you’re a little older.

Here are the notes for Chapters 23 and 24: Continue reading

History Read Along – Inferno: The World at War, Chapters 19-20

Hey, readers – can you believe how far we’ve come in this giant book? I’m learning on every page. Are you?

Here are the notes for Chapters 19 and 20 in Max Hasting’s one volume history of World War II. Just as a reminder – although you’ve probably got this figured out by now – the book is for a mature audience, but chapter notes here on the blog are family-friendly.

Today, we’re talking about the bombing campaigns in Europe and the atrocities of the war… Continue reading

History Read Along – Inferno: The World at War, Chapters 17-18

Hey, I actually got to read these chapters lounging in a cool public library on warm summer’s day. Seemed like the perfect  place to read and write to me…

Today, you’ll find notes for Chapters 17 and 18 in this article. Did you notice we’re over half-way through the tome?

Kiddos and teachers –heads up: language is especially rough in these chapters and the descriptions of atrocities are graphic. As usual, my chapter notes are family-friendly, so consider using these for now and save the book for college years. Continue reading