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A World to Gain: The Battle for Global Domination ...

A World to Gain: The Battle for Global Domination and Why America Entered WWII By Thomas Toughill Review by Daniel Hindes I’m not sure exactly why this book caught my attention. I’ve read a lot of books on World War Two. Most go into great detail in some area or other. They touch on the bigger questions, but few have done what this one does, and that is to focus relentlessly on only the big – the really big – questions. How...

Emil Molt and the beginnings of the Waldorf School...

Emil Molt and the beginnings of the Waldorf School Movement: Sketches from an Autobiography By Emil Molt, edited by Christine Murphy Book Review by Daniel Hindes This engaging and direct autobiography by Emil Molt gives you a real sense for his personality. Modest, competent, and a little stiff, he remained a warm and well-intentioned human being. Born in southern Germany, he was orphaned at 13. After finishing high school...

WJ Stein: A Biography

WJ Stein: A Biography By Johannes Tautz, translated by John M. Wood Reviewed by Daniel Hindes Walter Johannes Stein was a major figure in the early anthroposophical movement. A close pupil of Rudolf Steiner’s, he also wrote an important book of original historical research titled The Ninth Century. Stein was born and grew up in Vienna, and his mother was an anthroposophist. At age 21 he found Steiner’s book...

Clairvoyance – C.W. Leadbeater

Clairvoyance by C.W. Leadbeater Adyar, India: Theosophical Publishing House 1903 13th Reprinting, 1978 Reviewed by Daniel Hindes This is a rather interesting book. It was published in 1903 (though written in 1899), a year before Rudolf Steiner’s Theosophy and two before How to Know Higher Worlds. In reading it, it seems evident – between the lines as it were – that Leadbeater speaks of clairvoyance as one who has...

Ada: A Life and a Legacy

Ada: A Life and a Legacy By Dorothy Stein Reviewed by Daniel Hindes Ada Augusta Lovelace was an unusual woman. This much everyone can agree on. How unusual is an interesting question. One person, a professor of math at a local college, upon hearing that I was researching Charles Babbage for a course on the History of Technology, said something to the effect of, “You have to look up Ada Lovelace! You know, she really...

The Fate Of The German-Speaking People…

The Fate Of The German-Speaking People And Their Plight – Is There A Way Out? (Das Shicksal des deutschen Volkes und seine Not – Gibt es einen Ausweg?) Karl Heyer, Dr. jur. Et phil. Reviewed by Daniel Hindes This interesting book, a pamphlet really, was published in 1932. The title page indicates that this is the second printing. Dr. Karl Heyer, as the cover informs us, held a PhD in law and another in Philosophy. He was a...