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Women's War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War by Stephanie McCurry - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780674987975
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Published: Belknap Press - April 15th, 2019

This is a story that needed to be told. A major new work of Civil War history, this volume does not only challenge conventional assumptions about women in the Civil War, but dispels the notion that a "woman's role" is limited to the sidelines in any war. This ought to be required reading for any history buff! ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316337052
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 7th, 2016

This book is beautiful in a way that only a true story can be, as it unites the gut-wrenching chaos of World War Two’s Pacific Theater with the innocence and joy offered by the best dog stories. This one will make you laugh, cry, and shout for joy all on the same page, as Judy the English pure-bred pointer faces the horrors of war with a brave face and a wagging tail. Chock full of action, drama, suspense, and heart, Judy’s story showcases humanity not only at its darkest points, but also at its most pure. If you have a dog, be prepared to pet it between every page. So dog lovers, history lovers, and book lovers unite! No Better Friend is just begging to be read. ~ Reviewed by Patrick Molluso


A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735225299
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Published: Viking - April 9th, 2019

An amazing tale of the overlooked WWII heroine Virginia Hall, a young American in the service of the British SOE and later the American OSS under Wild Bill Donovan. Hall, at a time when women weren’t allowed on front line combat, almost single-handedly pioneered secret warfare deep in Nazi territory; recruiting spies, directing guerilla warfare and equipping the French Resistance. A marvelous, illuminating look at one facet of newly developing covert warfare and of the woman with a wooden leg, the “Madonna of the Mountains” who never gave up, even after betrayal and a harrowing escape over the Pyrenees. Mesmerizing! ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


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


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