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20th Century History books General thread Hipster Slut 14/11/06(Thu)03:32 No. 17352 [Reply]

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Note: I apologize if the "attention grabbing" picture in this post offends anybody, I will explain why I used this picture at the bottom of this post.

This is a thread for books and (youtube) videos on the history of the 20th century, focusing especially on the period of chaos and world-wide warfare that started with the Russo-Japanese war in 1904 and ended with the fall of Communism and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991.

I would like the focus of this thread to be on what professional historians call "Primary Source Documents", which means the books were written by people who were actually there and were actually involved in what was happening at the time. So good examples of the kind of books I'm looking for are:

(1) A book on World War 1 or World War 2, written by an actual general or soldier who fought in WW1 or WW2 (ideally explaining things such as the cause of the war, why they were fighting, etc).

(2) A book on a political doctrine written by the founder of the doctrine (i.e. a book on Stalinism written by Stalin, a book on Fascism written by Mussolini, a book on National Socialism written by an actual German Nazi, etc. etc.).

(3) If the book isn't a primary source document itself, then its ok as long as the book has lots of scholarly footnotes and citations that can lead you to other primary source documents.

The book in the picture in this post is a book on economics that was written in 1919 by German economist Gottfried Feder, see:

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Hipster Slut 14/11/06(Thu)03:37 No. 17353

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Ok, attached to this post is an actual pdf of the book by Gottfried Feder that was alluded to in my first post (like I said before, I think reading this book is key to understanding the causes of World War 2).

This pdf book used to be hosted on archive.org but I think Hasbara attempted to take this book offline to censor it, and I am against the censorship of books (regardless whether the author was George Orwell, Gottfried Feder, or anybody else).

So I have attached a pdf of the Gottfried Feder book on "Breaking Debt Interest Slavery" to this post. More primary source documents on 20th century history (maybe some books on Marxism or Communism or American style liberal democracy and capitalism) will probably be uploaded in this thread later.

Prophetic Judgments.pdf Hipster Slut 22/08/23(Tue)15:26 No. 18282 [Reply]

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Prophetic Judgments.pdf

Many prophetic judgments concerning God's judgment on many wicked people and organizations.


Hipster Slut 22/08/23(Tue)16:59 No. 18283

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I can't open the 3rd page and most the information overlaps from the first two (in fact probably all but I didn't read the whole thing). How is this information valid? How gave this divine certification?

Yes it is harder for a ship's rope to be passed through a needle's eye, yet in the Gospels it didn't not say the richest of people will be judged and damned.

Don't get me wrong I know this will happen, they're so very far outside of what should be allowed and make people suffer. There are few of the wealthy that have or seek gnosis, or perform catechism, or calculate exegesis so despite them gathering wealth the do not accept or look to accept God.

Hipster Slut 15/03/27(Fri)08:06 No. 17409 [Reply]

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Hello, /lit/erates.

Could I have some constructive criticism? I accidentally wrote an overly involved thing while responding in a thread. It might have potential?


I grew up in an extremely Southern Baptist household, which meant that I also grew up thinking that ritual cannibalism and live burial wasn't weird. You may take every stereotype you're now thinking of and then apply it to the first ten years of my existence. Young earthers high on Jesus, the Spirit, dodgy epistemology, and an ensuing even dodgier understanding of the hard sciences. We were the chosen few and demons crept in every shadow. Little hawks that knew it was the most noble to join the service of our country (for She was Blessed) or the Lord. Perhaps they were the same thing.

It was a gradual descent from this all-consuming light, but eventually when my eyes adjusted to the dark I was quite dissatisfied with the gaps in my knowledge re: reality. I hid textbooks I stole from the public high school in the ceiling of my church's youthroom. They supplemented and frankly surpassed my homeschooling on the four days of the week I was there. It was a simple matter to stand on stacked chairs and poke a ceiling tile aside with a yardstick. There was no insulation in that layer, which was fortunate.

I still love mythology. When people talk about their gods, they talk about themselves, except for when they talk about their government or dreams or truth. It's ugly and fascinating.


So, the homemade bomb club is a result of zero parental supervision, mutually enabling pyromania, and unscrupulous fireworks stands.
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Hipster Slut 15/04/09(Thu)01:29 No. 17415

Psh, Pshaw! You Southern Baptists with your organized national structure and you're endless efforts to mollify the PC Psychos; how can you summon up the gall to actually classify yourself fundamentalists? Now, I grew up in a zealot Missionary Baptist household in the rural South, and my only contact with Outside Civilization was our trips to the nearest vice-filled City...a cotton-farming burg of maybe a thousand souls, sixteen miles away; we made this journey three or four times a year for the first sixteen years of my life. Yes, William Faulkner wrote stories about boys like me.

Which didn't mean that by the time I was fifteen I hadn't decided that all that religious fluffernutter that had been ramrodded down my throat was complete bullshit; I kept my incipient Atheism to myself until I was big enough and fast enough to outrun my Dad if he decided to kill me...and to whip him if he did manage to catch me. The folks never really accepted my (lack of) beliefs, though; vindictive people, Baptists.

As for a critique of your written account, I am really left not knowing what to make of it; how is growing up in a repressive, fanatical household (which I can sympathize with) have to do with your delvings into the exciting and colorful world of Improvised Explosives (which I can also sympathize with)? What we have is a beginning and an end (just like in the Bible, remember; "I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA..."), with nothing connecting the two. We go from Prayer Meeting to pipe-bombs. We need another two chapters, maybe more, to tie the narrative together into a whole.

I would be interested in reading the completed tale. I will leave you with words spoken to me often during the tail-end of my formative years, "Kill a Commie for Mommy" (for whatever reason, my Mom never developed any true-blue, red-blooded affection for this sentiment; Baptists...go figure.)

Hipster Slut 15/04/21(Tue)03:25 No. 17419

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Seems a little long winded. Know what I mean? The prose is good, nice and meaty. Add a dash a dash of youthful desperation, synthesize a story arc, maybe give it a little more scope. Your experience is a relatable one, to me and doubtlessly many others, so if I were you I'd attempt to add a bit of something. A sinister suggestion of unanswered possibility perhaps. Pick an experience out of that vast wealth of sensory knowledge and supply it with that acidity you felt when you were knee deep in it and see what comes.

Hipster Slut 22/08/16(Tue)21:50 No. 18279


Ask the faggot prince anything T. Capote 22/07/22(Fri)20:00 No. 18269 [Reply]

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Well, you know, 7chan, I sometimes think about you. Now don't get ruffled I think about what you might want to talk about. Let's not get mad about anything just ask a few questions and I'll ask some of my own. Is that alright?

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Hipster Slut 22/07/24(Sun)07:05 No. 18275

ask me anything, broheim. I'm here for you.

Hipster Slut 22/08/01(Mon)18:35 No. 18276

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What would you call my fandom, Faggot Prince?

T. Capote 22/08/01(Mon)20:51 No. 18277

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You see I'm hoping you ask me some questions. It's the inquisitive mind which can, at times, if it may, stir up creative um
Whatever do you mean? You write books? That's news to me mheh heh. You see I have a very high IQ I've been writing since I was, oh, 17.

operetta solo The+Red+Barron 22/07/20(Wed)08:22 No. 18266 [Reply]

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Tempt not separate thorns
Let to selfish aspirations long
Without need for tempered custom
In thine growing season welcomed
Nectar and powder, pollen enthroned
Closed in thine perfect flowers fused
Destroying lily fields wondrous labor
Mended seeds produced bring neither
Lily's soft beauty or thorns walled brier
New monstrous terrors forests cannot hold
The plane soon taken in love's corrupt gold
The sweetest fruit new falling to Earth
The only tree soon to be of worth

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Hipster Slut 22/06/24(Fri)20:15 No. 18258 [Reply]

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> An interviewer once said to Faulkner, "Some people say they can't understand your writing, even after they've read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?" Faulkner replied, "Read it four times." He was not altogether joking.

We all agree he was just being pretencious right?

The Tao And Taoism Hipster Slut 21/07/09(Fri)03:14 No. 18202 [Reply]

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Some good books about it? I'm not even a rookie in chinese religion. So a good start up in between other books that are well translated into english will suffice.
>What's your opinion about Taoism?
>What can i get from converting?
>How to i convert from zero?
My mother is catholic, my grandfather, my grandmother and so on are. But i've been seeing a lot of chinese religions and since i was a child i connected to Buddhism. Now i've heard about Taoism and a little to what it represents and i like and feel more connected towards that part. I only know a little about it. To be honest almost nothing but the general of it.

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Hipster Slut 21/10/22(Fri)00:19 No. 18220

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Hipster Slut 21/12/14(Tue)03:10 No. 18226

It's been a long time, thanks. I'll try to follow these.

Hipster Slut 22/06/07(Tue)17:51 No. 18251

The barrier you hit early is that the Han Chinese are very fond of painting their cultural/ religious practices as daoist.

This isn't about purism, I'm talking issues relating to the same words being used by different groups.
Quickly it becomes hard to distinguish daoist tradition from Han Chinese folklore and particularly fortune telling.

Hipster Slut 13/08/26(Mon)00:21 No. 16966 [Reply]

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Would any of you happen to know of good websites that would help a relatively poor college student who would rather get pdfs of books than pay the bullshit fees for them? I've found a few websites, but most don't really seem to have anything substantial on them.

Hipster Slut 13/10/13(Sun)02:50 No. 17014

www.libgen dot org

camdibbl98 21/12/14(Tue)17:35 No. 18227

Hey! If you have any problems with writing an essay, you can always turn to the specialists for help https://www.best-essaywriter.com/ - I use their services quite often and I am very satisfied.

Hipster Slut 22/02/12(Sat)16:34 No. 18230 [Reply]

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If this post gets doubles then all the essayspiders will finally get a life and stop advertising.

Meanwhile, what books about the wilderness/innawoods would you recommend?

The+Red+Barron 22/05/16(Mon)09:03 No. 18243

Essayfag is a bot so no luck there

Also have you seen that Dr. Stone anime? Lots of good survival shit in it

Hipster Slut 14/11/19(Wed)00:06 No. 17359 [Reply]

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I need my fix of good literature because only recently have I stopped flooding my head with that fraud that is called philosopy.

Since I'm spanish and I'm counting with the fact that many of you are not pretty much anny suggestion might serve.

I'm looking for a good lighthearted adventure like Stevenson's or a raw, crude, careless one (should I say "morals free) like Blood Meridian or other Mcharthy novels.

I do not have a problem at all with touching any subject.

Inmersive novels are very welcome too, since I'm also leaving my videogame and procrastination life and thus i need good material to start exercising my imagination.

I trust you good taste!

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Hipster Slut 22/03/13(Sun)09:01 No. 18231

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Anon uploaded this on /lit/ years ago and it's pretty good. Slow start but it's one of the better things to come out of 4chan before it got cringe

books in English theo+linn 22/04/23(Sat)17:52 No. 18239

Please send books to
theo linn
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vezenobres 30360 france

Hipster Slut 22/04/26(Tue)07:34 No. 18240

Sir Henry Rider Haggard:
King Solomon's Mines

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