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Index of New Book Reviews January-June 2011 War of the White Death: Finland Against The Soviet Union 1939-40, Bair Irincheev. A detailed military history of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, based on an impressive knowledge of both side& 39;s archives. Focuses almost entirely on the fighting on land, with some very detailed accounts of individual battles.

Leonidas - King of Sparta, 300 and Facts

Leonidas - King of Sparta, 300 and Facts

Leonidas (c. until his death at the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian army in 480 B.C. Although Leonidas lost the battle, his death at Thermopylae was seen as a heroic sacrifice because he sent most of his army away when he realized that the Persians had outmaneuvered him. Three hundred of his fellow Spartans stayed with him to fight and die.

Pre-war Zeppelin over German City

Pre-war Zeppelin over German City

Pre-war Zeppelin over German City This picture shows a pre-First World War Zeppelin flying over an unidentified German city. Most wartime Zeppelins had a cross-shaped tail.

“Sip-In” takes place at Julius' Bar in New York City

“Sip-In” takes place at Julius' Bar in New York City

On the afternoon of April 21, 1966, a bar crawl in New York’s West Village leads to an important early moment in the gay liberation movement. In what will be dubbed the “Sip-In,” Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell and John Timmons publicly identify themselves as gay and demand to be served anyway, challenging the unofficial but widespread practice of banning gay customers from bars.

Culinary Innovations Helped Hunter-Gatherers Survive the Ice Age

Culinary Innovations Helped Hunter-Gatherers Survive the Ice Age

Ancient pottery started to appear in the Amur region in the Russian Far East between roughly 16,000 and 12,000 years ago, as the Ice Age slightly eased.