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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

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ISBN: 9780804140058
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Published: Crown - August 2nd, 2016

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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ISBN: 9780743224543
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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ISBN: 9780062066404
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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

Hero of the Empire

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385535731
Published: Doubleday - September 20th, 2016

No one was more certain that he was destined for greatness than Winston Churchill and he let nothing deter or discourage him from achieving it. The young Churchill saw his path to prominence and power through fearless exploits in the British Army and as a war correspondent. England's brutal war with the Boer rebels in southern Africa proved to be his crucible. Ms. Millard's exciting chronicle of his experiences there, both daring and humbling, is fitting tribute to a man whose early dreams of glory proved to be a self-fulfilling prophesy. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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