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

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By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
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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


The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam by Max Boot - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780871409416
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 9th, 2018

Lansdale was the CIA agent who during the 1950s helped save the Philippines from the Communist menace. A patriot with tremendous sensitivity to foreign cultures, his counter-insurgency strategy came unraveled in Vietnam. In this fascinating biography, Boot mines the life and work of a spy to see how his ideas still have relevance to American foreign policy. It's a book that deserves to be read by anybody interested in our place in the world. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom by Russell Shorto - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393245547
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017

America's creation from six diverse perspectives: African-born slave, Albany bureaucrat, Iroquois leader, British politician, well-bred young woman, and George Washington. Their noble acts and blinkered decisions, missteps and triumphs, grievances, ambitions, and failures frame the Revolution in personal terms. And Washington, in Shorto's hands, emerges not as a plaster saint, but as a starkly human, and often flawed American. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II by Svetlana Alexievich - Book Review

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By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780399588723
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Published: Random House - July 25th, 2017

Thousands of Soviet women fought for the Motherland in World War II, enduring atrocities that scarred them for life. Alexievich chronicles their brutal stories, and emerges with human, humane, and distinctly female voices valiantly seeking absolution for the harrowing sins of war. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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