World War II

The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II by Svetlana Alexievich - Book Review

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By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780399588723
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Published: Random House - July 25th, 2017

Thousands of Soviet women fought for the Motherland in World War II, enduring atrocities that scarred them for life. Alexievich chronicles their brutal stories, and emerges with human, humane, and distinctly female voices valiantly seeking absolution for the harrowing sins of war. ~ 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 & Company - 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.


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
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - 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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$20.00
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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Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804140058
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Published: Broadway Books - 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


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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$17.00
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


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