Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Reading - History

One of the best books that I have read in quite a while is Irmgard A. Hunt's On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood. The book was recommended to me by Barbara Kandel. It tells the story of a girl growing up on the Obersalzburg/Berchtesgaden during the Nazi era. The author gives a lot of insight into the average person's life in the 1930s and '40s. It is extremely well written, and is a quick read.

Anyone with an interest in this period will find it hard to put down.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tribute to Our Aging Veterans

I received this from Mary Mamantov: This is a wonderful tribute to our aging veterans.

Thank you Mary!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Slightly Revised & Shortened France/Germany Tours

Details about slightly revised Normandy and/or Paris Tour in July, and In the Steps of the Third Reich, July 31-Aug. 9, are now online:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tut is Leaving

If you have not seen the King Tut exhibit at the DMA, you need to hurry. It leaves Sun., May 17.
I very much enjoyed the exhibit. Admittedly, I did not see the Tut tour from the 1970s since that was before I was running around to exhibits.

It seems to me that people who saw the earlier Tut show are less than enthusiastic about the current exhibit. The gold funerary mask is not in this show because it is now illegal for that artifact to leave Egypt. That aside, I still think that the current King Tut exhibit at the DMA is a great show.

Go enjoy it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Michelangelo Revealed on PBS Tonight-May 14

I received this email from Donna Laski: on PBS Channel 13 tonight at 7:00 PM, "Michelangelo Revealed," which is listed for PBS's Secrets of the Dead series."

Kimbell Buys an Early Michelangelo Painting

Did you see this?

Wow, we beat the Met, but then the Kimbell beat the Louvre on their Duccio panel from the Maesta in Siena. We will have a Michelangelo painting right next door.

Germany Photos; Last Etruscan Tour at Meadows Mus.

Pictures of sites to be visited on the Inside the Steps of the Third Reich Tour can be viewed:

Be sure to register by Friday morning, May 15, for the last tour of the Etruscan Exhibit at the Meadows Museum. Please visit:

If you have not seen the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art go see it. It's about to leave.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Credit Card Payments available

Credit card payments are available for the Germany: In the Steps of the Third Reich Tour, and the Etruscan Tour at the Meadows Museum on Sat. May 16. For full details, visit:

If you are interested in paying for the Normandy and/or Paris tour by credit card, contact directly since there are so many different room options.