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Mark Pitcavage

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Mark Pitcavage is a historian and analyst of far right wing groups. He works with the Anti-Defamation League and was the creator of the now archived Militia Watchdog website.
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Pearl Harbor
From Infamy to Greatness
Craig Nelson - Aug 01, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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“A valuable reexamination” (Booklist, starred review) of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author.The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported...
Mark Pitcavage
Dec 07, 2020
A classic book on Pearl Harbor is Gordon Prange's At Dawn We Slept. I recommend it. A more recent book is Craig Nelson's Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness.     source
Sketches from a Secret War
A Polish Artist'S Mission To Liberate Soviet Ukraine
Timothy Snyder - Oct 10, 2007 (first published in 2005)
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The forgotten protagonist of this true account aspired to be a cubist painter in his native Kyïv. In a Europe remade by the First World War, his talents led him to different roles—intelligence operative, powerful statesman, underground activist, lifelong conspirator. Henryk Józewski directed Polish intelligence in Ukraine, governed the borderland r...
Mark Pitcavage
Dec 04, 2020
@PawelHubal The Polonization of Galicia/Western Ukraine is widely acknowledged. You can find background info in books such as As for your question, of course there was.     source
Women of the Far Right
The Mothers' Movement and World War II
Glen Jeansonne - May 01, 1996
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The majority of American women supported the Allied cause during World War II. and made sacrifices on the home front to benefit the war effort. But U.S. intervention was opposed by a movement led by ultraright women whose professed desire to keep their sons out of combat was mixed with militant Christianity, anticommunism, and anti-Semitism. This b...
Mark Pitcavage
Jul 16, 2020
For a good book about women right-wing extremists in the 1930s, some of whom were extremely prominent, see Glenn Jeansonne's Women of the Far Right:     source
Revolutionary Iran
A History of the Islamic Republic
Michael Axworthy - Mar 31, 2016 (first published in 2013)
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In Revolutionary Iran, Michael Axworthy guides us through recent Iranian history from shortly before the 1979 Islamic revolution through the summer of 2009, when Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran by the hundreds of thousands, demanding free, democratic government. Axworthy explains how that outpouring of support for an end to tyranny in Ir...
Mark Pitcavage
Jan 03, 2020
@My_Elbow_Room Yes, although it is military history and might not appeal to everyone. I also found interesting this book:     source
Neuromancer
William Gibson - Oct 25, 2016 (first published in 1984)
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Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cybe...
Mark Pitcavage
Jan 03, 2020
@jamesjhare Neuromancer is a fascinating book--but it was especially fascinating when it was first published; it was mind-blowing.     source