Though you might enjoy it. I'm not a big fan of Sabaton's music myself (I only discovered them because their drummer is married to my current favorite singer) but I like the history aspect. They've even set up a second YouTube channel where they talk about the actual history behind the songs. Not sure if they have an episode on the Night Witches or not. I'm more into ancient history so haven't really paid it much attention.
I found poignancy there, yesLooks like a fun though bit sad read.
Who has dabbled in the artform herself in recent years, for those who do not know.The Great Science Fictonal GrammarMagastrix Herself, Margaret Atwood, riffs on a bit of Canadian Comicbook History :3
Great book if you're into ancient history. The Successor Wars have never received as much attention as Alexander himself, but there's some great stories that come out of that period. Hughes frequently alludes to the Successor Wars as being the Macedonian Game of Thrones and it's an apt description. The text focuses on storytelling with the academic nitty-gritty kept mostly in the copious end notes. There's a nice gallery of colour plates at the end, some are photos of locations, busts of people, etc. involved in the events, some are paintings illustrating troop types, fighting formations, etc. Looking forward to Tristan continuing the story.Starting to read The Perdiccas Years, 323-320 BC by Tristan Hughes. Hughes has a degree in ancient history from Edinburgh and is the host of The Ancients, the ancient history podcast that is my go-to podcast these days. It covers the beginning of the period of Mediterranean history dominated by the Diodachi, the successors of Alexander the Great. This begins with the death of Alexander and the first conflicts among his generals for control of the empire he built. I am guessing more volumes will follow since conflicts among the Diodachi went on until 275BC, at which point the Hellenistic kingdoms that dominated until the coming of the Romans to the Eastern Mediterranean were established.
Just starting Brusatte's other book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. It's a similar approach and format, starting with the ancestors of the dinosaurs in the Cambrian through Permian, then looking at how creatures recognizably dinosaurs appeared in the Triassic Period after the mass extinction at the end of the Permian. Dinosaurs are actually what got Brusatte interested in paleontology (common story in that field) with his interest in mammals developing during and after his doctoral work. This one also got an episode on The Ancients, which is actually where I first heard of Brusatte.As I have been reading The Perdiccas Years, I have also been reading another book that I found through The Ancients. The Rise and Reign of the Mammals is by paleontologist Steve Brusatte, an American teaching at University of Edinburgh. He chronicles the evolution of the dominant family of vertebrates from when synapsids (ancestors of mammals) split from diapsids (ancestors of reptiles, dinosaurs, and birds) through to the appearance of the mammals we know and love today, including a certain bipedal primate. He looks at the impact of events like mass extinctions and climate changes on evolution. He also highlights researchers, both current and historical, who have helped piece together the history of mammals and has some good stories to tell about them, too, many from personal experience of meeting and working with them.