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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


America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History by Margaret E. Wagner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781620409824
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - May 30th, 2017

America's deliberate entry into World War I, fueled by patriotism, jingoism, militarism, and pivoted by Germany's indiscriminate submarine warfare, is thoroughly chronicled by Wagner. The Great War's end result: America's emergence as a great world power, remains the foundation of international relations a century later. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth by Holger Hoock - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780804137287
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 9th, 2017

Textbook accounts of the American Revolution as a high-minded, relatively bloodless quest for freedom are smashed in Scars of Independence. Terrors infecting the globe today are not too far a stretch from the abhorrent physical, psychological, and deadly brutalities practiced by both sides before, during, and immediately after the Revolution. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars by David Wood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316264150
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 1st, 2016

American warriors who killed enemy soldiers, civilians, and children in Iraq and Afghanistan often suffer moral injury. Haunted by their acts of killing, many resort to violence, drugs, or suicide. Wood offers veterans understanding and empathy, and demonstrates that in war no one is entirely blameless, and no guilt should be shouldered alone. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062645357
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Published: William Morrow & Company - November 22nd, 2016

Stratton, one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors, recalls his experiences in horrific detail. Battling physical and psychological scars, he achieves a balanced, productive life. Nearing the attack's 75th anniversary, the 94-year old Stratton struggles to forgive the enemies who forged his character on that infamous day.


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