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The Winter Fortress

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The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544368057
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 3rd, 2016

If Germany had succeeded in developing an atomic bomb, it would have changed the outcome of the war. This is the story of the attempt to destroy the plant in Norway that was supplying the Nazis with large quantities of heavy water, an integral part of the weapon. Perched atop a 600 foot cliff and accessible only by a narrow and heavily-guarded suspension bridge, the building was nearly impregnable. Easily rivaling the best fiction thrillers, this book is an Icily (in every sense) suspenseful account of one of the most daring and crucial missions of World War II. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374535926
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 2nd, 2016

Winner of the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize 2016. Immense scholarship!! Vivid humanity!! ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

Avenue of Spies

A gripping true story of courage and resistance in occupied Paris. Dr. Summer Jackson was the chief surgeon at the American Hospital. After observing the ever-escalating levels of Nazi brutality, Dr. Jackson, at great danger to himself and his family, became directly involved in an underground network that smuggled imperiled people to safety in Spain and Great Britain. This is a moving testimony to the power of the human spirit. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Red Platoon

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ISBN: 9780525955054
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Published: Dutton - May 3rd, 2016

Following up on Jake Tapper's The Outpost, Former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha offers his sobering first hand account of the 2009 attack on Combat Outpost Keating. A tactical and strategic nightmare, COP Keating was considered a death trap by those who served there. Located in a river valley with steep mountains on all sides and no practical, reliable means of resupply/reinforcement, Romesha and the rest of his unit fulfilled their commitment to man the outpost. COP Keating's weaknesses were brought to the forefront one October morning when hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked in concert. A thorough, blow by blow, minute by minute recounting. ~ Reviewed by Nate George

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose - Book Review

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743224543
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 6th, 2001

Mr. Ambrose does an absolutely fantastic job of telling the story of one of the greatest American platoons in history. Starting with their brutal training, going forward to their drop over Normandy, to the end of their fight in one of Hitler's residences. 10/10. ~ Reviewed by Uilliam Murray

Outlaw Platoon

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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062066404
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 26th, 2013

A sincere account of an infantry platoon leader serving in Afghanistan. Parnell shares his inner thoughts about his responsibilities toward his men, his country and himself while trying to fulfill the sometimes conflicting objectives of eradicating insurgents and gaining the trust and cooperation of local noncombatants. Personal, visceral and humanizing. ~ Reviewed by Nate George


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