Thomas Niksa

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Location: Logan, WV United States


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Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist by Tim LaHaye
The average reader probably knows only two things about Romania -it's the country of a fictional archfiend (Dracula) and the historical archfiend who inspired him (Vlad Trepes). You would that instead of picking further on this now improvrished country which is a threat to nobody Lahaye and LaHaye would have written about an antichrist with a background that gave his a mediocum of irony.
Myself, I would have used a seemingly straightforward Texan who grew up in a political family surrounded by the power and influence of the energy industry, who had the enthusiastic backing of the wealthiest part of our country, the support of the all-powerful U.S. military, plus had millions of… Read more
Ain't No Rag: Freedom, Family, and the Flag by Charlie Daniels
One sentence from this book will suffice to show the author's grasp of history: "The French are afraid of their own shadow. The only war they ever won was the French Revolution, and that was only because they were fighting themselves."
What about the Hundred Years War, Mr. Daniels? What about the Thirty Years War? Not a resounding triumph, but settled on French terms. What about World War I? Yes, they took a lot of unnecessary casualties in that war. Dirty little secret, Mr. Daniels: so did we.
You wanna dwell on World War II? Sure, the French got their butts whipped. They still did much better than we would have done, had we had to fight Hitler on land in 1940… Read more
American Century: Scars and Stripes by David Tischman
A comic book exploring the early '50s from the standpoint of a nonconformist, featuring many historical people? The idea hooked me in. Unfortunately, after about six issues I stopped buying. Harry Kraft is a central character without either ideals or roguish charm, which what would be needed to make the series work. He's just a jerk. The last straw was when he says to the husband who who has just blown away his cheating wife (who was only minutes before was having sex with *Harry*) "You're a good man, Dave" or words to that effect. That was enough, I didn't buy any more.
Oh, and I think Jerry Lewis has a slander case against the authors.