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The dog is a peasant. The cat is a gentleman.

« Reply #2970 on: 06 March 2019, 09:23:39 AM »

While they fit much of your description, I'd say Medea and Lysistrata had plenty of solid stage presence.

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« Reply #2971 on: 06 March 2019, 11:27:08 AM »

Of course. My mistake. I was thinking of Mickey in Ibsen's A Doll's Mouse.

Did you know Wagner considered calling Tannhaueser by the name of Die Minnie Singer vom Venusberg?

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« Reply #2972 on: 08 March 2019, 02:37:36 PM »

Finished another "Casca: Panzer Soldier" by Barry Sadler.  This time he is a sergeant commanding a tank (Panther) in Russia.  Starts with Kursk, loses the Panther and gets a Tiger (stolen by one of his men) and later a T-34.

Descriptive low level combat, but entertaining.
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« Reply #2973 on: 13 March 2019, 08:01:22 PM »

Finished Victoria Solomonidis "Greece in Asia Minor: The Greek Administration of the Aydin Vilayet 1919-1922"

Available for free here

Only about 1/3rd of the dissertation is about the actual administration. 1/3rd is taken up with  diplomatic/political history of the war, which does not really bring much new on a broad level, but has some interesting information. The other this is the really interesting one. A chapter on Aristeidis Stergiadis, which was the basis for her later biography of him in Greek, and a chapter on the politics behind the Mikrasiatiki Amyna/Autonomy schemes of 1921. These are worth reading.

In general a sympathetic treatment of Stergiadis, which is rare in Greek. The Allied powers are given most of the blame, and she ,correctly imho, noted how impossible it was for any Greek goverment to not do something in Asia Minor in 1919 in the shadow of the prosecution of Ottoman Greeks 1913-1918, and the Armeno-Assyrian Genocide.

In a way Stergiadis as the persons is a proxy for the position of the Greek state. By necessity given a task beyond their ability, and opposed by their supposed allies.

Worth a read if you are interested in the history of the period, but also in generally in seeing how terrible international relations is for small states.
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« Reply #2974 on: 17 March 2019, 02:01:42 AM »

Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio, by Flint Whitlock.

Makes me think of how to refight some actions using CoC rules.
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« Reply #2975 on: Today at 03:25:41 AM »

Just picked up the digital version of "A Story in Stones: Portugal's Influence on Culture and Architecture in the Highlands of Ethiopia 1493-1634"

Pretty excited.
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« Reply #2976 on: Today at 03:44:27 AM »

Another Bernard Cornwell, "The Burning Land", a Saxon Tale, book 5.  More fighting and intriguing by Uthred of Bebbanburg (although his uncle holds it and doesn't want to give it up).  Uthred doesn't like King Alfred, but works for him and is constantly driving back the Danes (who Uthred would rather join, but it is not to be).

Quick read and entertaining.  Several more waiting in the wings.
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