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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

A wonderful personal account of a foot soldier in Vietnam. O'Brien is an incredibly talented prolific writer. This is my favorite O'Brien book.

I Will Bear Witness Volume 2

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I Will Bear Witness, Volume 2: A Diary of the Nazi Years: 1942-1945 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375756979
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Published: Modern Library - April 3rd, 2001

Here is the eagerly awaited second volume of Victor Klemperer's acclaimed memoir, I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1941-1945. A Jew married to a Christian woman, Klemperer was able to avoid deportation; although incarcerated in a forced labor camp for more than a year, he escaped during the Dresden bombing which is dramatically described. His books are certainly among the most outstanding of Holocaust literature for their meticulous observation of daily life in Hitler's Germany. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Between Silk and Cyanide

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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684867809
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Published: Free Press - September 12th, 2000

I've read a few books on codebreakers, but never codemakers. With Between Silk and Cyanide, Leo Marks has written a humorous, scathing, wonderfully visual book about his experiences with the British SOE during WWII. He takes an intense time, often remembered only by dates and deaths, and people it with the codemakers and breakers, officers, agents and others who wandered in and out of the corridors at Baker Street. Fascinating and entertaining.


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Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805061239
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 15th, 1999

The story of this famous battle, told through the eyes of the combatants. The compelling narrative and thorough research bring the people and era alive in this wonderful book that was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1997. Ketchum shows how the rag-tag Colonial army prevented Burgoyne from dividing the colonies and gaining control of the Hudson. He has used original letters, diaries and field documents to show why this battle was so important. Ketchum is also the author of Decisive Day: the Battle for Bunker Hill and The Winter Soldiers: The Battles for Trenton and Princeton. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Battle Cry of Freedom

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780195168952
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 11th, 2003

Best one-volume history of the Civil War--won the Pulitzer Prize. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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