“Serving the Reich” by Philip Ball

ISBN 9781847922489. “Serving the Reich – the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler” was published by Bodley Head in 2013. In “Serving the Reich” former Nature editor Philip Ball attempts the tricky task of teasing out the story of … Continue reading

“Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe” by Noam Chomsky

ISBN 978-1-60980-454-1. “Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe” by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk was published in 2013 by Seven Stories Press. This is recent but quite short at only 87 pages – excluding Appendices & Notes. Although Chomsky has written at … Continue reading

“The Unpatriotic History of the Second World War” by James Heartfield

ISBN 978-1-78099-378-2. “The Unpatriotic History of the Second World War” by James Heartfield was published by Zero Books in 2012. This is a work of history and a re-interpretation of events 1939 to 1945. What has increasingly disturbed me is how ‘remembrance’/celebration … Continue reading

“Crude World” by Peter Maass

ISBN 978-0-141-04317-3. “Crude World – The Violent Twilight of Oil” by Peter Maass was published by Penguin Books in 2009. Maass is a globe-trotting journalist and parts of this book were compiled from writings he delivered for the likes of … Continue reading