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The Last of the Doughboys

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The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547554433
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 21st, 2013

The past is often as real as the present. And talking to living eyewitnesses (all more than 100 years old) proves the point. An astonishing and hugely rewarding reading experience that makes us remember why we love history and reminds us to talk with older folks: they are, not were, history. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

If I Die in a Combat Zone

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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767904438
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Published: Broadway Books - September 1st, 1999

This story is more directly personal, political and novel-like than The Things They Carried, which was a collection of stories originally published in periodicals. It gives a soldier’s perspective of combat in My Lai. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Naumann

The Deserters

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The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125488
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

More than 150,000 British and American soldiers deserted during WWII but the subject gets little attention from most historians. This smoothly written work raises sobering and disturbing questions about the stress of continual combat and the limits of individual endurance. Who's a coward? Who's a casualty? ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400064168
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Published: Random House - November 16th, 2010

Author of Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand seamlessly weaves the tale of Louis Zamperini. A juvenile delinquent turned Olympic track star, Zamperini enlists in the Army Air Corps as a bombardier. He must survive after he is stranded in the shark-filled Pacific and captured as a POW in Japan. If you liked Life of Pi or the film Rescue Dawn, you could enjoy Unbroken. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Naumann

The Sleepwalkers

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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061146664
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 18th, 2014

Rejecting the theory that the Great War was somehow inevitable, Clark dramatically and meticulously recreates a time when human decisions in response to a volatile and fast-moving chain of events could have produced any number of different outcomes...not necessarily including the first great catastrophe of the 20th century. A brilliant, compelling, and extremely important book. Highest Recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Those Angry Days

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Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812982145
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 14th, 2014

In page-turning style (reminiscent of her Citizens of London) Lynne Olson captures the ferocity, the passion, and the no-holds-barred nature of the white hot debate between American isolationists vs. interventionists in the "war before the war". Unputdownable. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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