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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

The cross-currents of one of history's deadliest and momentous maritime acts come achingly to life in Larson's account. From the cramped German U-boat to a lovelorn Woodrow Wilson, from British intelligence to the Lusitania's captain, and, hauntingly, from scores of passengers, the gripping story steams toward its tragic end. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam by Max Boot - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780871409416
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Published: Liveright - January 9th, 2018

Lansdale was the CIA agent who during the 1950s helped save the Philippines from the Communist menace. A patriot with tremendous sensitivity to foreign cultures, his counter-insurgency strategy came unraveled in Vietnam. In this fascinating biography, Boot mines the life and work of a spy to see how his ideas still have relevance to American foreign policy. It's a book that deserves to be read by anybody interested in our place in the world. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


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 (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$30.00
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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By Margaret E. Wagner, David M. Kennedy (Introduction by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781620409824
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Published: Bloomsbury Press - 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 - 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


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