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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E. B. Sledge - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780891419198
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Published: Presidio Press - September 25th, 2007

A marine and his rifle in the Pacific Theater. Next to Robert Leckie, Sledge captures his struggle better than almost anyone else. ~ Reviewed by Uilliam Murray


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
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804140034
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - August 4th, 2015

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


Elephant Company

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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: 9780812981650
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 14th, 2015

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


Hitler's Furies

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Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields Cover Image
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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


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
$28.00
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


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