Category: "Books"

My latest book "Det Svenske sviket", Eirik Veum

July 27th, 2017

"Det Svenske sviket" reveals that many Swedes were not "brothers" nor supported Norwegians in their struggle against the German occupation power and their Norwegian allies. The book shows how in many cases the Norwegian resistance struggle was opposed by Swedish citizens.

Interesting, but could have been a bit shorter without me complaining.

My latest book: Microservices Best Practices for Java

May 22nd, 2017

Its a book, but work related, not leisure at all. Read it to get a grasp of IBM WebSphere Liberty.

My latest book "The DevOps Handbook"

March 27th, 2017

This book is work related "The DevOps Handbook - How to create world-class agility, realiability & security in technolocy organizations". Provides a broad overview of important DevOps principles and for the first time I do believe that I really have understood what DevOps really means. From the conclusion wrapping up the book I qoute

DevOps requires potentially new cultural and management norms and changes in our technical practives and architecture. This requires a coalition that spans business leadership, product management, development, QA, IT operations, Information security and event marketing where many technology initiatives originate".

If working with anything IT related to operations, security or development I would recommend reading this book.

My latest book - War and Peace vol III, Leo Tolstoj

August 14th, 2016

Three down, one to go...now the French has invaded Moscow in 1812, and by the end of Vol III the fire of Moscow is ravaging the city.

My latest book - War and Peace vol II, Leo Tolstoj

July 14th, 2016

Now finished War and Peace volume two. Two to go, must ... be strong and keep on reading...

My latest book - War and Peace Vol I, Leo Tolstoj

January 8th, 2016

Finished War and Peace volume I. All volumes was given to my partens in-law when the got married. This version was translated back in the 60's to Norwegian Nynorsk and that makes it even harder, but halfway through the book it got easier. I must admit that I get a bit confused from time to time due to all the details, but all in all it is interesting to read. And I have decided to start reading volume II and postpone volume IV of the new book about Halvor Skramstad written by Jon Michelet (which I am really looking forward to, so I have to hurry up finishing the last three volumes of War and Peace).

My latest books - Jules Verne

July 20th, 2015

Last week when away on vacation I read two books with five stories written by Jules Verne

  • En reise til jordens indre (Voyage au centre de la terre)
  • 5 uker i ballong (Cinq semaines en ballon)
  • Reisen til månen (De la Terre à la Lune)
  • En ferd rundt månen (Autour de la Lune)
  • Et drama i luften (Un drame dans les airs)

Amazed by the level of details in the stories. Also fun/interesting to read how his view of Africa was now almost 150 years ago, or actually it is 150 years ago.

My latest book - "Gullgutten" by Jon Michelet

April 6th, 2015

The third book in the series about Halvor Skramstad "Skogsmatrosen" and his work as a WW2 sailor in the Norwegian mercenary fleet. Have spent quite a long time finishing it, but not because I did not like the book, have simply had to little time reading the past few months. Anyhow, good one, and the good news is that Michelet has promised to write two more books about Halvor. Looking forward to them as well!

My latest book - "Thor" Thor Hushovd

January 15th, 2015

Thor Hushovd, former Norwegian pro-cyclist, his self-biography. Read it, was a struggle, wanted to put it away several times, but as Thor tells how he did struggle with his races, never wanting to quit - it did manage as well to finish it. Got a bit better at the end, but for instance reading about him moving from France to Switzerland sending his furniture in a truck and taking the rest in his Porsche Cayenne...why would he want me to know that???

My latest book - "Miraklet ved Litza" by Alf R. Jacobsen

December 20th, 2014

Yet another book by what is, according to Elin, my favorite writer Alf R. Jacobsen about the first defeat on the Eastern Front for the Axis Powers. In 1941 the prepared the Operation Silver Fox planning to capture Murmansk, but this failed and turned into their first defeat on the new front.

Really enjoyed the book, especially the afterword by Sverre Diesen which made me understand the overall picture of all the battle details and at the end why the Germans did fail.