Sunday, August 18, 2013

A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill

Churchill for Americans I believe is hardly known to us today.  Most older Americans remember he was in charge of England during WWII, but don't know how or why, and seem to think he was a drunkard.  I loath ignorance which is why I prefer books written prior to the 1960's.  You know before revisionist came out trying to rewrite history, before politicians tried to make citizens stupid by socially engineering a dumbing down of the nation through "legislative reforms."  I don't like stupid people, and stupid people are those who take things at face value without getting off their asses to look things up for themselves.  I learned never to listen to what people say on the radio or television because their only telling you what they want you to here.  Read.  Churchill was indeed a miserable student until he got into military college nevertheless he could read and write which is more than can be said for most American children today, and once in collage he found himself along with his interests.  Churchill was an incredibly well read man who committed a life's work to the study of the origins of his nation, it's people, their chronicles, their legends.  This is one of the most comprehensive bodies of work available to historians and history buffs alike anywhere.  All reference material is duly noted throughout on the bottom of the pages.  It is a four volume set that should still be on the shelves of your local library.  We the freedom loving English speaking peoples of the world have much to be thankful to Churchill for, and this is just one more example worthy of that thanks.  Visit the Winston Churchill museum in Fulton Missouri or in London England.

A man named Intrepid by William Stevenson

You must read this book if you have any interest in the WWII era, if you love history, if you love your country, and if you value your freedom you must read how you came to have it.  The subject of this book is the life's work of Sir William Stephenson.  Careful not to confuse the two names.  Sir Stephenson and Mr. Stevenson reportedly met by chance years after the war, became friends, and upon learning of who Sir Stephenson was, and what he did...there was nothing Mr. Stevenson could do as an  author, but to beg his friend to let him write his story.  A story kept from the public for more than thirty years.  People back then knew how to keep secrets.  This book is a must for all Americans, for all children everywhere on earth.  Copyrighted in 1976 if flies in the face of revisionist with the truth of how Nazi Germany met it's fate with a writing style the precedes the dumbing down of simple short sentences found in today's literature.  Seemingly few understand how to write a compound sentence in America today. This book will help with that too.  This should be the text  book in every school for this time period for events contained within it are still not taught today.  Sir Stephenson was a mathematician, a scientist, a man of great intellect, a pilot in the first world war who shot down the Red Barron's brother, he was knighted by the British realm given the Presidents medal of merit by America and had several flying crosses from multiple countries for his heroism in flight, yet after WWI he wore none of them.  He was anonymous, the man in the shadows, the one you didn't notice.  He was a plucky little Canadian who was chosen as the go between of FDR and Churchill.  He alone was given full use of Hoover and the FBI by the American president. He told Hoover "You'll be getting a phone call from the president." And, he did. Sir Stephenson was responsible for setting up the British Secret Intelligence Services in Rockefeller Center in New York as a base of operations.  He had the presidents permission to run his own police force using his own men. One account tells of taking people into custody off boats in the port of Baltimore. He ran operations nationwide in America.  He set up a training camp to train gorilla warfare soldiers in Canada, set up teams of code breakers all over the world hidden from public view in Brazil, England, and Bermuda.  He aided the British by arranging for America to grant them as a gift fifty  U.S. destroyers we had in mothballs at the time to support the Royal Fleet.  He was responsible for the BBC, their radio antennas, their operations delivering code messages to agents behind enemy lines hidden in normal broadcasts.  He did so much nobody knew about and without his service it is fair to say Germany may have won.  All freedom loving people everywhere owe Sir Stephenson a great thanks.  This book seems to be the only one of it's kind about the man who was so careful to keep his identity a secret.  It should be in the hands of every American today, so that they can recognize what socialism is, so that freedom can be defended when it is encountered.  The Nazi's were socialists.  And, Obama is looking more and more like a fuhrer  every day.

The Delta Decision by Wilbur Smith

An older book of fiction, I know, but I like such things, and this one has a modern type of war theme going for it which I always find entertaining if written well, and although the author of this one doesn't know a great deal about bullets, their velocities, or terminal impact effectiveness it nevertheless is an entertaining work with a James Bond meets chuck Norris story line.  Peter Stride is a man in the military second in charge of an elite anti terrorist global operations unit who loves to go in charging with weapons hot, but is hampered by the political maneuvers of his superiors and the governments he's tasked to work with.  When he crosses the line and is let go he slips away into retirement in order to quietly live out his remaining years only to be recruited by a sexy woman with ties to big business and designs to make him her play thing while he finds himself an unwitting pawn playing the part of a hired assassin.  He is to be the loose cannon going after the most dangerous of terrorist questioning his alligences to his country, is mistress, his old bosses, and himself.  All in all an intrigue worthy of being pulled off the shelf and having the dust blown off of it.