World War II

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
$15.99
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
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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

Saving Italy

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Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393348804
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 3rd, 2014

Edsel shows how a special Allied arts unit tracked down Italy’s hidden art treasures, preventing the Nazis from shipping them to Germany. A sequel to his fascinating The Monuments Men and just as absorbing. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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