By Jeff Burns
It pains me to say it, but if you love history like the Histocrats love history, you’ve noticed that the History Channel is no more. There is as much history on the History Channel as there is music on MTV. On a brighter note, there are now many television viewing options, and the history addict can find his or her fix elsewhere.
Amazon has a couple of great current options. I just finished the second season of The Man in the High Castle, and found it to be very interesting speculative – What If? – history. It is set in a world where the Axis powers won World War II and divided America between them. If you’ve read the book, don’t worry, the series is totally different, and in my opinion, improved. (That may be the only time I’ve ever said that a movie or show improves on the book.)