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Hitler's Furies

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Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544334496
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Published: Mariner Books - October 7th, 2014

Ms. Lower examines a little-known aspect of the Nazi reign of terror: the participation of women in the killing fields. Thousands of German women saw Hitler's ascension to absolute power as a great opportunity to break out of their stifling lives and advance the cause of saving the Aryan race from contamination. Mass murderers, some who blithely shot Jewish children, went home to the warmth of their families, content that they were doing what was expected of them. Stephen King could hardly imagine the horror. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

The War That Ended Peace

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The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812980660
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

A rich, engrossing narrative portrayal of Europe 1900-1914: the tangled relationships, both familial and ideological, among those who sought peace and the warmongers, the changing alliances and the slow-moving inevitability of WWI Magnificent. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Death of Santini

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ISBN: 9780385343527
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - December 2nd, 2014

From the author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini comes an emotionally wrenching memoir of the Conroys that delves deeply into the heart of difficult relationships, while examining the bonds and the imperfections of "family." ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Operation Paperclip

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Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316221030
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 20th, 2015

An important, absorbing, and frequently chilling, examination of the secret government program that brought hundreds of German scientists, doctors and their families - despite their political beliefs and wartime experiments - to America after WWII. An ethically questionable program that was undertaken to prevent the scientists from being recruited by the USSR. Did their work help us win the Cold War or prolong it? ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Rebel Yell

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Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451673289
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Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2014

In 1862, Stonewall Jackson's worldwide fame eclipsed even that of Napoleon. Just a year earlier he was an obscure professor known as "Old Jack." Less a biography than an epic history of strategic gambles and battlefield miracles, with an enigmatic hero who put as much faith in God as he did in war. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062092892
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Published: Harper - September 2nd, 2014

An important side of history we hardly learn about brought to life. Abbott's accounts of four courageous spies, soldiers, and couriers read like novels and remind us that women, while scarcely accounted for, played a significant role in our nation's history. ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon


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