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TagsMilitary History (840), WW2 History (340), Science Fiction (287), German History (230), WW1 History (163), Diplomatic History (138), Fiction (122), United States History (102), Naval History (101), Science (94) — see all tags

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Hi Will,
I had a minor in philosophy in college (major was social sciences with an emphasis in history - similar to a bachelor's in History without the language and thesis requirements. After I graduated, I went back to work on a master's in philosophy at the local university, while I worked in restaurant management full time. Got into a car accident and had time off of work and college to think. Realized that I'd likely end up working in restaurant management with a master's in philosophy, as I figured that there wasn't much of a need for philosophy professors even in the late 70's. So I changed my major to data processing, went to a junior college and got a job in DP after three semesters. And the rest is "history" as they say. lol I can't say that I was a fan of Wittgenstein unfortunately. Loved Kierkegaard, Hume, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Plato to name a few. Hated Hegel, too painful to read. Never a fan of Socrates or Augustine. I've sold most of my philosophy books over the last few years, but still have a decent collection of SK.
Hi and Happy New Year!!
I stumbled across your library when I entered my copy of "The Black Watch and the King's Enemies" and saw that
you had a copy of that uncommon book as well. When I saw the other great books you had, I had to add you as an interesting library as we have a lot of books and interests in common. I still need to add my Kierkegaard books.

I have uploaded a cover for The Army of Francis Joseph by Gunther E. Rothenberg. This is from the original 1976 Purdue University Press hardcover edition.
I have uploaded a cover for Red Sun Setting: The Battle of the Philippine Sea by William T. Y'Blood. This is from the 1981 Naval Institute Press hardcover edition.
Dear Will --

Thanks for the sebsite contact information. I immediately acted upon it. For a while, some years ago -- back in the 70s actually, I worked for the late State Senator Wynona Lipman when she was in the N.J. legislature in Trenton. I did not get down there often, remaining usually in Newark. Good luck with your work and your interests. Many thanks for being in contact. If I find something especially interesting along your lines, I'll send it along.

Best regards,

Barry Wiegand
Washington, D.C.
Dear Will --

Many thanks for your note. I looked at your listing, and your collection on Austrian history, the Seven Years War, and the Franco-Prussian War, to name just three, were spectacular. Just looking through them, I could hardly restrain myself from dialing a number of them up to buy on the internet, especially on the Habsburgs.

I am not a member of the Habsburg society -- indeed, your reference is the first I think I've heard of it. Although I have been in Washington, D.C., since I went to Georgetown in 1972, except for a few years over seas, I'm originally from Montclair, N.J., just outside of Newark in Essex County. I'm not immediately familiar with Ewing, where you profile states that you live. Is it in central or southern N.J., or were my northern N.J. horizons too parochial?

I, too, have a large backlog of books to read, although I often buy books knowing that I'm unlikely to read them soon, but I feel I should have them to hand in case I need to use them, or one of my children does (they never do). The backlog is worse now that I've also started buying college course lectures on DVDs and CDs.

My principal interest is in Irish History, but I've long been interested in the history of the Habsburg lands and the Catholic parts of Germany, which also has to look history in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Where can I find out more about the Hapsburg Society?

Best regards,

Barry Wiegand
Washington, D.C.
I like your mix of diplomatic and military history. One often leads to the other, in both directions!
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