As we run toward the end of the year, there is much to think about. Just in the span of eleven months has been filled with political disasters, social issues, technological advances, and much more. While it can be exhilarating to leave through them, it is definitely important to keep up with the traditional form of media consumption, for the news, tends to get a bit tedious, if not depressing.
So, I turn to books. I had my eye on an up-and-coming author, and his book seemed promising. According to his Bio, he has years of experience as head of the management of consultancy groups at diversified businesses. Moreover, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. This travel was done on the bases of his work, which included dealing with many people of interest, from influential merchants to high-profile ministers. Even presidents, emirs, and rulers, sometimes. This impressed me because while his research was impressive on its own, he also spoke from personal experience, and brought a lot of depth to his writing.
Hence, “Beyond D-Day Blunder” by Som Ajir became one of my favorite books this year. The story chronicles many significant events in history with a creative spin in the mix. Moreover, some events are told as retelling which ad a whole new dimension and gives you a lot to think about impactful historical events. I was moved beyond words, and that is truly the mark of a great author. Reading about the tragic events in Germany during the Nazi regime and the unspeakable crimes they committed against the minority of Jews, Gypsies, and Disabled, became their hallmark. I was captivated by his analytical account of one of the most famous quotations of Winston Churchill “Democracy is the worst form… What I loved about this book was that while he incorporated great research into his writing, there is also a lot more to the story…
Som Ajir’s writing indicates not just a remarkable “storytelling” but an author with humanistic and geopolitical depth and anyone who values these beliefs will fall in love with his writing, just as I did. Moreover, he is more than qualified with an Honorary Ph.D. from UC, Berkley, and his work experience is off the charts. It is true to fall in love with an author’s writing and become a fan for life, but that is definitely the case here. I have no doubt that I will be picking up his next book and loving it too!