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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Cover Image
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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


Elephant Company

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save  Lives in World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400069330
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Published: Random House - July 15th, 2014

James "Billy" Williams worked in the teak forests of Burma after WWI, learning more than anyone else about elephants, as their friend, communicator, counselor, doctor. A truly amazing story of the relationship between a man and these intelligent animals. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


A Cool and Lonely Courage

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A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316326988
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 30th, 2014

Two sisters, born in France and raised in Great Britain, return to their birth country to fight for the Resistance during the Second World War. This is a remarkable true story of courage and endurance, as well as a horrifying account of Nazi atrocities. For one of the women, the end of the war only signaled the beginning of its terrible psychological repercussions. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Unbroken

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812974492
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

Author of Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand seamlessly weaves the tale of Louis Zamperini. A juvenile delinquent turned Olympic track star, Zamperini enlists in the Army Air Corps as a bombardier. He must survive after he is stranded in the shark-filled Pacific and captured as a POW in Japan. If you liked Life of Pi or the film Rescue Dawn, you could enjoy Unbroken. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


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Unbroken (Movie Tie-in Edition): A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812987119
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 4th, 2014

The Last of the Doughboys

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The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544290488
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 2014

The past is often as real as the present. And talking to living eyewitnesses (all more than 100 years old) proves the point. An astonishing and hugely rewarding reading experience that makes us remember why we love history and reminds us to talk with older folks: they are, not were, history. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Fall of the House of Dixie

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The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812978728
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 1st, 2014

Think Lincoln had problems keeping the North united? Confederate leaders, always seeking to preserve their own wealth and power, continually made decisions that increasingly squandered middle and lower class citizen support for the war and eventually up went the cry: "Rich man's war, poor man's fight". A surprising and enlightening story. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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