Yes, it has been two weeks, but I insist it is still a weekly digest. The Courageous Life and Death of Rick Rescorla, a 9/11 HeroThe Vietnam veteran helped save hundreds of lives on September 11th, before he was swallowed by the South Tower collapse. “For Rick Rescorla, this
Endo Tatsuya's Spy x Family is one of the most wholesome pieces of popular entertainment to come along in quite some time. I can wholeheartedly recommend both the manga and the anime.
Harry Ferguson’s Operation Kronstadt [Amazon link] filled in a gap in a time (1919-20) and a place (St. Petersburg) that I had known nearly nothing about. The book starts slow, and then builds and builds up to a genuinely thrilling climax. For events now more than a hundred years
As documented in Operation Kronstadt, The head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, Captain Mansfield Cumming, wanted to use Coastal Motor Boats to rescue a field agent out of Bolshevik-controlled Petrograd in 1919. The CMBs were small and fast, and had the ability to hydroplane and avoid the sub-surface mines
In the beginning of Operation Kronstadt, Lieutenant ‘Gus’ Agar has a very odd meeting with the head of the British Secret Intelligence service, Captain Mansfield Cumming, a man known simply as ‘C’. …His commanding officer at HMS Osea had ordered him to report to the Admiralty that morning where he
Crisis Magaine: Declare in a Nutshell Tim Power’s Declare is a remarkably powerful novel. It is perhaps the peak of Powers’ craft of secret histories, that I have to actively watch my own mind as this story threatens to displace real history, the narrative is so compelling. Attorney and
Forget Nothing: Part II might seem like just another boot camp story. And on the surface, it is. But nothing at Galaxy’s Edge is as it first appears, and this story is no different. This isn’t even the first time we have had a boot camp story in