I’ve actually read two other books between this and my last book posting. Both were amazing and very different from each other and I’ll tellya about em later.
So this one is about Pattons ousting of the Nazis from Italy in WWII. So the question is how did they do a month of hacking their way from the landing on the sicilian coast to Palermo in just one week? Well it was because of the sicilian Mafia. And how did they get them to help? Well it turns out that the mobster Lucky Luciano (who was then serving 30-50 in some new york state prison) was seen not only with the US military high command on several occasions but also in the white house with the president of the United States.
This is a really cool story and Jack Higgins is a great writer of action and intrigue. The first 60some page though are pretty dumbed down and I really had to cringe my way through to the good part. I’m on page 90 or so now and his writing style is getting a lot clearer so hopefully I’m home free for the 240 ish pages til the end.
Hey it’s a fun new video from The Dandy Warhols.
Jetlagged in gay Pear-eeee!
This is the kinda bizarre roy lichtenstein print that stares at me in bed every time I turn the light on in my hotel room.
It’s like 5am now and I’m really starting to fixate on the human eyes/eyebrow situation here.
Guess I better do some yoga before I get weird. Weirder.
Alright this book is awesome. I can’t stop reading this author even if he dies repeat or occasionally embarrass himself. He’s really really good. I’ve got another one too that I’ll read on the plane. So hooked.
Check out this quote. I think of it and paraphrase it often but can’t ever seem to remember who said it. I just saw it again at the bottom of my friend Jamie’s email and turns out it’s Goethe. Imagine that.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and in it. Begin it now.