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Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion by Edward G. Lengel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780306825682
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Published: Da Capo Press - September 18th, 2018

The "Lost Battalion" gained immense acclaim throughout America after withstanding unimaginable horrors of trench warfare in World War I. After returning home as heroes, their celebrity faded and their physical and emotional wounds festered. Now, a century later, Lengel's work helps ensure their legacy will not be forgotten. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War by Neal Bascomb - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544937116
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 18th, 2018

A select group of POWs gave their German captors a great deal of trouble during World War I. The word "escape-proof" simply didn't apply. The author of The Winter Fortress chronicles the ingenious methods these determined men used to escape to freedom and rejoin the war effort. Many of them were eventually recaptured, punished, and sent to camps where the rugged terrain and the heightened security made the prospect of escape even more daunting. An exciting look at a little known facet of The Great War. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror by W. Scott Poole - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781640090934
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 16th, 2018

Seeking the roots of society's fascination and obsession with horror, Poole lands on World War I. The unimaginable carnage and obliteration of life wrought by that war, according to Poole, impacted artists in their creation of horror novels and films, and, more dangerously, infected cultures, breeding Nazism, totalitarianism, and fascism. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler - Book Review

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By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781328915344
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Published: Mariner Books - March 6th, 2018

An astounding cocktail of drugs, including cocaine concoctions and a predecessor of crystal meth, were ingested by German soldiers, officers, and leaders through much of World War II. The deadliest addict was Hitler himself, whose dependency ravaged his body while Europe OD'd on war. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life by Joyce Lee Malcom - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781681777375
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 1st, 2018

Benedict Arnold: brilliant military commander, shrewd businessman, accomplished sailor, and generous benefactor, is remembered only as America's most famous traitor. Malcolm frames Arnold's adventures within the wild, violent, and highly uncertain War of Independence, where envy, jealousy, political pettiness and micromanagement demoralized Arnold to the point where switching sides, to him, became the noble course of action. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

The cross-currents of one of history's deadliest and momentous maritime acts come achingly to life in Larson's account. From the cramped German U-boat to a lovelorn Woodrow Wilson, from British intelligence to the Lusitania's captain, and, hauntingly, from scores of passengers, the gripping story steams toward its tragic end. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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