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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


What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars by David Wood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316264150
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - November 1st, 2016

American warriors who killed enemy soldiers, civilians, and children in Iraq and Afghanistan often suffer moral injury. Haunted by their acts of killing, many resort to violence, drugs, or suicide. Wood offers veterans understanding and empathy, and demonstrates that in war no one is entirely blameless, and no guilt should be shouldered alone. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton - Book Review

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062645357
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Published: William Morrow - November 22nd, 2016

Stratton, one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors, recalls his experiences in horrific detail. Battling physical and psychological scars, he achieves a balanced, productive life. Nearing the attack's 75th anniversary, the 94-year old Stratton struggles to forgive the enemies who forged his character on that infamous day.


Witness to the Revolution by Clara Bingham - Book Review

This book is a first hand account of the late 60s by the people that shaped it into such a historical time period. You hear the voices of soldiers, journalists, music producers, anti war activists, government officials and many more as they navigate the drastic and sudden shift in culture. Their accounts illustrate the desperation and fear coming from both sides as their movement for peace and equality descends into violence. A fascinating and terrifying read. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin


1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga - Book Review

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$34.95
ISBN: 9780190618759
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 11th, 2016

An hour-by-hour account of the Battle of Saratoga, 1777 places readers in its 33-day whirlwind of combat, strategies, blunders, and triumphs. Expert storytelling and meticulous research illuminate rash Benedict Arnold, champagne-sipping John Burgoyne, officers, enlisted men, and families. 1777 presents a realistic and sympathetic retelling of the Battle that made America. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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