Three Developments

“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. “
— Alex Carey

Rationing References

When researching my rationing challenge, I used the following websites:

  1. New Point Ration Chart
  2. Remember When…
  3. Food Investigators Episode 5: The WWII Diet
  4. 1301.0 – Year Book, Australia, 1944 – 45, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  5. John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library – Families and Food: wartime tucker
  6. Retro Housewife
  7. On the Ration
  8. Rationing Revisited
  9. Wikipedia
  10. Community and Culture in North Ayreshire
  11. Clothes Rationing
  12. Rationing and Other Controls
  13. WW2 People’s War: Rationing and Shortages
  14. Australian War Memorial: Rationing of Food and Clothing in the Second World War
  15. Consumer Rationing
  16. Australian War Memorial: Austerity Cooking Demonstration
  17. Australian War Memorial: Make Meat Go Further (some extender recipes)
  18. Brighter Breakfasts
  19. The 1940s Experiment
  20. The Supersizers Go…Wartime

All of these sites are very good and I urge you to take the time to check them out.

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Books I Read in May 2010

May 2010 Books

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden The Tower by Valerio Massimo Manfredi The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent Violent Crimes by Hugh Holton Hour Game by David Baldacci Darkness Creeping by Neal Shusterman Related articles Best-selling author David … Continue reading

Sunrise on Kusatsu Harbor by Dan Maloney

Book Cover for Sunrise on Kusatsu Harbor by Dan Maloney

Synopsis: In a story of historical fiction, author Dan Davis Maloney captures a compelling tale of love, revenge, prejudice, and triumph in sunrise on Kusatsu Harbour. Told through the eyes of a narrator, Mieko and Tori’s story began in Japan … Continue reading

My Story, Twentieth-Century Girl, The Diary of Flora Bonnington, London 1899-1900 by Carol Drinkwater


Synopsis: 22nd December, 1899 Time is marching forward, carrying us over the threshold and pitching us, willy nilly, into a new century. The prospect of growing up in that unexplored territory is so thrilling that I fancy, if I close … Continue reading