Daily Archives: September 12, 2016

INTRODUCING LOREAL PRYSTAJ

Every once in a while I make a special discovery which I am keen to share with my friend and the larger GFS community. Sometimes it is a book or a film which I can’t stop thinking about. Sometimes it is a new city you must see. Once in a great while it’s an artist […]

THE ‘WINTER WAR’ MARCHES ON

Six years after it was first published in Finland under the title Taistelu Suomesta (The Battle of Finland), three years after the publication of the U.S. edition, my ode to the Talvisota, as the Finns call the 1939-40 Winter War, now increasingly accepted as the standard one volume book of this neglected episode of World […]

DORRIT SANDER: IN MEMORIAM

AS many of you know, my beloved mother, Dorrit, passed away on June 15, 2014. Two years later, she remains an abiding presence in my life. Here is why: Although my mother and I had always been reasonably close, except for my college years when she basically gave me up for lost (not that one […]