His German footsoldier's perspective makes The Forgotten Soldier a unique war memoir, the book that the Christian Science Monitor said "may well be the book about World War II which has been so long awaited." Now it has been handsomely republished as a hardcover containing fifty rare German combat photos of life and death at the eastern front. The photos of troops battling through snow, mud, burned villages, and rubble-strewn cities depict the hardships and destructiveness of war. Many are originally from the private collections of German soldiers and have never been published before. This volume is a deluxe edition of a true classic.
Most recent book I read is a short book written by a real life Princess in Saudi Arabia. Well, she narrated it and some muzungu lady wrote it. I forget the title. I suck at titles and names. She is balling in the wealth of Saudi Arabia royals and trying to be a feminist at the same time. It’s the second book about her, the first being about her upbringing in a moslem world and the process of getting married to a man who has an option of marrying other wives kumbe your feminism rejects the very idea. I say her feminism because feminism is dynamic like that. If you are cool with sharing your wives with other chicks, then that’s your brand of feminism. If you are cool with sharing your husband, but it’s because centuries of culture dictate that you should be cool with it, then maybe it’s not really your feminism and you need to be more woke. I got that vibe at a certain point in the book. Anyway, it’s a conflicted tale. Wealth grants privilege and it can be hard to sympathise with this hot-blooded lady’s woes while at the same time reading about the extravagances of her family’s lifestyle. Raising rich kids sounds like a hell of a task. Anyway, read the book for insights into the fascinating lives of the Saudi royals.