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The End

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The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143122135
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Published: Penguin Books - August 28th, 2012

Why in the name of common sense and simple humanity did Germany fight on long after the war was hopelessly lost ? An absolutely brilliant study of fanatical and delusional Nazis, a cowed military, and of course a weary, fearful, citizenry just hoping it would all end. Kershaw's finest work since his unexcelled biography of Hitler. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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1861: The Civil War Awakening Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400032198
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Published: Vintage - February 21st, 2012

A remarkably successful piece of history writing that powerfully conveys the cultural mood of the country at the the war approached. Splendid writing, crammed with fascinating info, and feeling at times like very good time-travel. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Missing of the Somme

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ISBN: 9780307742971
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Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2011

Dyer is an out-of-the-box thinker like Malcolm Gladwell, and he looks at World War I through its monuments, novels and memories. A thoughtful and ultimately moving companion to Hochschild's To End All Wars. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

The Civil War of 1812

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The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679776734
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Fascinating, revelatory, and unusual study of a war that remains very poorly understood. A front rank scholar at the top of his game gives readers a fresh perspective on the struggle for control of North America. A compelling, entertaining, and important work. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

To End All Wars

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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547750316
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Published: Mariner Books - March 6th, 2012

Occasionally a book gets written that is so stirring that readers simultaneously want to savor and go slowly yet feel irresistibly compelled to read it in a single sitting. This is that kind of book. The author should need no introduction...the subject matter demands permanent engagement. Even the Queen must step sideways past the poppies when entering Westminster Abbey. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

America Aflame

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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608193905
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Published: Bloomsbury Press - September 4th, 2012

Thought provoking study that seeks to explain why the Civil War was unnecessary. The research and writing are excellent...though discerning readers may not agree withe author's premises. Stimulating. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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