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Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War by S. C. Gwynne - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501116223
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Published: Scribner - October 29th, 2019

Gwynne splendidly achieves dual aims by unstintingly revealing the manifest horrors of the Civil War's final year, and keenly capturing the human, and sometimes humane, characteristics of its major and minor participants. As Lincoln, Grant, Lee, and the rest are trapped in the maelstrom, Gwynne unearths their aims, prejudices, prerogatives, and decisions which ultimately led to the preservation of the United States of America. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy by Phil Keith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781335005564
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 5th, 2019

A rousing account of a most improbable life: a descendant of slaves, Eugene Bullard fled rural Georgia as a kid to become, among other things, a French citizen and its first black fighter pilot, a boxer, a nightclub owner, an associate of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Josephine Baker, and a spy whose story strangely resembles Rick in the movie Casablanca, right down to Bullard's relationship with Dooley Wilson. By retrieving Bullard from the shadows, the authors have revealed a one-of-kind, unforgettable personality. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780743270755
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 26th, 2006

Lincoln's magnanimity, intelligence, compassion, wit, and empathy shine on every page. His utter lack of vindictiveness earned his rivals' respect, and, "with malice toward none, with charity for all," he gave the nation, and its people, an incandescent ideal. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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


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