Category: History

The Square and the Tower

I have a love/hate relationship with author Niall Ferguson, who is basically the official historian for the powers that be and the way that things are. That doesn’t make him wrong, and he is an excellent writer, but you could drive a truck through his blind-spots. Still, I did learn a few things from this book that I’d never heard...

Human Smoke

I probably never would have read this book had it not been so highly recommended by various people I respect. This is NOT your usual history book. The writer makes very few comments. It is a collection, albeit a very select collection, of news stories with short time line narratives. It is very well done, in fact. It is all...

Practical Idealism

Way back in 1925, this book proposed both the EU and mass immigration. The author Kalergi received help from the Rothschild and Warburg banking families to further the plan. Not only for the destruction of European nation states but also the deliberate ethnocide of the indigenous, mostly Caucasian race of the European continent. This he proposed should be done through...

The Balfour Declaration

The origins of the Middle-East conflict in a nut-shell. Meddling Europeans and scheming Zionists get together to ensure mayhem for centuries.

Blacklisted By History

What if Joseph McCarthy was right all along? What if the US government had been infiltrated by communists and communist sympathizers? Well, here is the evidence…

The Service

The memoirs of Reinhard Gehlen, who was the general in charge of German Intelligence on the Russian Front during World War Two, and became a partner with the CIA to re-establish intelligence operations in West Germany after the war.


Why did a few small polities in Europe come to dominate the rest of the world? Ferguson attributes this to the West’s development of six “killer apps”, which he claims are largely missing elsewhere in the world – “competition, science, the rule of law, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic”.  Ferguson compared and contrasted how the West’s “killer apps” allowed the West...

Inventing Freedom

Did you ever notice that has been the English speaking people who have defined and defended freedom around the world? Well, they have. And it is an amazing tale.

The Roosevelt Myth

FDR is often listed as one of America’s best Presidents, but this book makes him out as one of the worst. The man who put the “great” in the Great Depression, helped start WWII, and gave half of Europe to the Communists.

Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War

When he was asked in 1939 what the new war ought to be called, Winston Churchill replied, “The Unnecessary War.” This is an extremely daring look at the events that led to WWII and why it didn’t have to happen.

The Death of the West

A book that is growing more prophetic every day. Buchanan was very early to point out that falling birth rates will have grave consequences for Western Civilization.

On the Trail of the Assassins

Only one court case was ever brought to trial regarding the assassination of JFK. This is the tale of that investigation and its aftermath. A riveting read.

Guns, Germs & Steel

Makes the environmental case for why Europe progressed so rapidly compared to the rest of the world in recent centuries.


A very impressive history of how the quest to build bigger and better battleships led to the beginning of WW1. Contains an incredible amount of detail on the personalities of the time.

Under the Sign of the Scorpion

Banned in more than one country, this is an alternative look at events that lead up to the Russian Revolution, the Bolshevik takeover, and who was to blame. Umm, let me give you a hint, it rhymes with “news.”

Tiger Tracks

What was it like to be a German tank driver on the Russian front during WWII? Un-freaking-believable. A great book and history at a personal level.

The Creature from Jekyl Island

How bankers created the Federal Reserve Bank for the benefit of bankers, not you. This book predicted the 2008 financial crisis and bailout decades in advance, and reads like an alternative history of the United States.

The Money Men

A fascinating story of the men who sought to define and control money in American history. I have it on audio and probably listened to it 10 times.

Rule by Secrecy

Traces the connection between ancient secret societies and today. The connection is definitely there, whether or not anyone actually takes it seriously is another matter however.

Suicide of the West

Almost the same title as Death of the West, but a completely different premise. The authors of each book don’t like each other.

Hitler’s War

Told from original source materials including the diaries and meeting notes from first person accounts. A fascinating glimpse of “real” history, that doesn’t always fit the story we’ve been told. For example, Hitler’s idea of a ‘final solution’ to the Jewish problem appears to be relocating them all to Madagascar after the war, and time and time again he shows...

Rise of the Fourth Reich

After WWII a bunch of Nazis moved to America under Operation Paperclip. This is supposedly a big deal, but not really. They were mostly scientists and engineers, interested in rockets and stuff.