Non Civil War Books and Movies

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson missed multiple emergency meetings on the coronavirus as it spread rapidly and ignored warnings from scientists about its lethality, the Sunday Times reports.

The result was Britain lost “a crucial five weeks in the fight to tackle the dangerous threat of coronavirus” and my have cost thousands of lives.

Johnson, who is still recovering from Covid-19, skipped five of the government’s emergency meetings in January and February held to discuss the pandemic.
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1876: The Year Bat, Wyatt, Custer, Jesse, and the Two Bills (Buffalo and Wild) Created the Wild West, and Why It's Still with Us
by Steve Wiegand
Bancroft Press (2022)

An informative book that, like its title, feels a little too big, and doesn't quite reach its loft ambitions:
 

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Yesterday I finished The State Park Movement in America: A Critical Review. It's published by a university press and reads like a scholarly work. The author was the director of the Florida Parks Service for two decades, not a professor. The inconsistent and erratic way state parks were created, state park services established, and how they are operated and managed since WW2 is fascinating, if kind of appalling. Even their mission statements are all over the place. At least one state had their parks managed under their Department of Transportation rather than some of Department of Natural Resources. The first half the book, up through WW2, is the most interesting. After that the book gets very general and broad, which makes the reading a bit dull. It also feels kind of underwhelming because all the efforts over the years to try to achieve some degree of consistency, standards, and nationwide coordination just never really get anywhere. Some might find it down right depressing, although I've visited enough state parks to say they're often successful in spite of all that.

Not an exciting reading or a light read, but kind of fascinating if the subject intrigues you.
 

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