Recommended Books

Richard J. Evans, Lying About Hitler: History, Holocaust, and the David Irving Trial (2001).  Also published in 2002 as Telling Lies about Hitler.

If you wait for a perfect book, you'll never read anything.  This book is not perfect, but it does demonstrate the difference between painstaking accuracy and armchair pontificating when it comes to history.

I have enjoyed David Irving's speeches and writings for several years.  He is brilliant, talented, attractive, and extraordinarily entertaining.  These traits won him a good reputation and many book sales, beginning with The Destruction of Dresden in 1963 when he was just twenty five years old.  Many people think that Irving is a great historian.

He isn't.

Irving is squarely within the crowd which is commonly called "Holocaust Deniers."  He admits that large numbers of Jews were murdered by the NSDAP government, but he denies that there was a systematic program to do so, ordered and directed by the Führer, Adolf Hitler.  Lying about Hitler demonstrates that Irving, in pursuit of his unconventional views of Hitler, will lie like a Persian rug about his research into original sources.

There is such a thing as the "holocaust racket" which is admitted and sometimes criticized among Jews themselves (see Norman Finkelstein's The Holocaust Industry).  Historiography about this horrible decade is not sacrosanct; it is subject to study and revision just like any other subject in history.  A true historian, however, will tell the truth about his sources.  Irving, on the other hand, is dreadfully unreliable.

Doubt it?  Read this book.

Anne Wilson Smith, Charlottesville Untold: Inside Unite the Right (Shotwell Publishing, 2021).

Buy the ebook here. It's the best $5.00 bargain you'll ever find.

A thorough study of the event, the lies of the mass media, and the corruption of the political system. Across 396 pages Mrs. Smith painstakingly documents it all. You do not know what happened unless you've read this book.

From the Dissident Mama Podcast: "Anne Wilson Smith is the author of the brand-new Charlottesville Untold: Inside Unite the Right as well as Robert E. Lee: A History Book for Kids, both produced by the good folks at Shotwell Publishing. Having called the Republic of South Carolina home for most of her life, Smith was reared in a family that believes Southern history is something to be cherished. The daughter of preeminent Southern historian and scholar Clyde N. Wilson, Smith is a formidable researcher and writer in her own right and has taken up the difficult task of authoring two books in less than a year -- even though she’s a wife and a mom of two boys – because some things just gotta be said."

David Allen, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity, rev. ed. (Penguin, 2015).

There are approximately 100,000 reviews of this book that you can find online with a simple search. There's no need for me to add one here. Suffice it to say that David Allen has succeeded where everyone before him failed. This book has changed countless lives.