War and Peace (Book 3, Part 2)

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron continue Part 2, Book 3 of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Get your sabers ready, we’re about to head into one of the defining battles of 1812. Well - at least as Tolstoy would have you believe. And - for once - Marya appears in a scene without 2-3 pages of the narrator ragging on her looks. Who would have thought we’d come this far? Get your victory drink of choice ready, and tune in!

Major themes: Beating Peasants, War Crimes, Losing Your Way to Victory

22:35 - My bad, I was thinking of the Church of Christ, Scientist, not Jehovah’s Witnesses. I have two aunts who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, you’d think I’d know that haha.

39:12 - The conditions of Napoleon’s exile.

40:17 -The False Dmitry I

54:48 - I’m pretty sure, but not 100% confident that this is what Matt is talking about.

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and YouTube.