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Dan Carlin

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Dan Carlin is an American political commentator, actor and podcaster. Once a professional radio host, Carlin eventually took his show to the Internet, and he now hosts three popular independent podcasts: Hardcore History, Hardcore History: Addendum, and Common Sense.
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The Hard Stuff
Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities
Wayne Kramer - Aug 14, 2018
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The first memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5 In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstopp...
Dan Carlin
Jan 19, 2021
@crumlett @nocomply_larry I'm an MC5 fan too. Enjoyed Wayne Kramer's book (and finished re-reading it just last week...)      source
Aftermath
The Remnants of War
Donovan Webster - May 12, 1998 (first published in 1996)
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In riveting and revelatory detail, Aftermath documents the ways in which wars have transformed the terrain of the battlefield into landscapes of memory and enduring terror: in France, where millions of acres of farmland are cordoned off to all but a corps of demolition experts responsible for the undetonated bombs and mines of World War I that are ...
Dan Carlin
Jul 17, 2020
@FlashCadillac I loved that book.      source
Inside the Third Reich
Albert Speer - Apr 01, 1997 (first published in 1969)
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Written by Hitler's Minister of Armaments and War Production, the man who kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, this memoir gives us as complete a view as we will ever get of the inside of the Nazi state. B&W photos....
Dan Carlin
Apr 02, 2019
Isn't that book amazing? Hard to filter out the "Speer as the good Nazi" aspect of it though. You just have to be suspicious the whole time and take the revelations where you can find them.      source
Storm of Steel
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Ernst Junger - May 31, 2016 (first published in 1920)
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One of the great war memoirs, published here in a stunning Deluxe Edition for the centenary of World War I and the Battle of the Somme — and featuring a foreword by the New York Times bestselling author of MatterhornA worldwide bestseller published shortly after the end of World War I, Storm of Steel is a memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ...
Dan Carlin
Dec 04, 2018
@Tony2pointO Has he read "Storm of Steel" By Ernst Junger? It's not very pricy though...you might look a bit cheap (but it's an awesome read).      source
With the Old Breed
At Peleliu and Okinawa
E. B. Sledge - Sep 25, 2007 (first published in 1981)
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Eugene B. Sledge was part of the war's famous 1st Marine Division - 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. Based on notes that Sledge secretly kept in a copy of the New Testament, With the Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and intense frankness the experience of a Marine in the fierce Pacific Theatre. Here is what saved, threatened, and changed his life...
Dan Carlin
Oct 12, 2017
@ferdia440 @BrunoLlorente2 @lotofsnow @HistoryTime_ that's a great book (and he was a hell of an interesting human being).      source
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The Wages of Destruction
The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy
Adam Tooze - Feb 26, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze's controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler's surprisingly prescient vision- ultimately hindered by Germany's limited resources and his own racial id...
Dan Carlin
Sep 09, 2017
@scotmelv @normanohler another book that makes you see the war in a new light is Tooze's"The wages of destruction".Not easy read,but great      source
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