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What I’m reading – The Battle for Spain, some book about a voyeur Superman

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What I’m reading – <i>The Battle for Spain</i>, some book about a voyeur Superman

Let’s face it – the dude is creepy!

It’s been a while since I read a true hard-core history book, which means my reading speed has gone way down. Whenever I get into one, no matter how much I like it, I have to check the footnotes (or endnotes, unfortunately, which means I’m flipping back and forth) to see if there’s any worthwhile information (I hate endnotes that are almost exclusively source citations with a few scattered throughout that have more to the story – if they were all sources, I could ignore them, but this book will have one or two in each chapter that are interesting, so I have to keep checking them), plus I have to make sure I’m keeping track of all the actors in the drama, so I read more slowly. Antony Beevor’s classic on the Spanish Civil War is the latest history book I’m tackling. This is the reworked version that came out in 2006, 25 years after it was originally published. I’ve never read anything about the Spanish Civil War, only books that mention it in passing (Mark Kurlansky’s The Basque History of the World, for instance), so I’m enjoying this, even if the subject matter is depressing. What’s neat about it is that the war wasn’t a case of just “nationalists” – meaning fascists – versus “republicans” – each side was splintered into smaller groups who often didn’t like each other, much less the other side. It’s somewhat dizzying trying to keep track of everyone.

I mentioned that I picked up Our Dread Lord and Master’s epic tome (that cover is by Mickey Duzyj, and I believe we’re all contractually obligated to mention that he rocks), and I’ve dived into that as an antidote for the heavy historical reading I’m doing. I just got through the Superman section. Tom Brevoort has a blurb on the back, Brian has a shit-eating grin in the photo in the front (“Look at me, getting paid for being a nerd!” he seems to be saying), and all is well in the universe. You really ought to buy this so he can afford food. I mean, lawyers can’t make that much money, can they?

What’s on your reading list this week?

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