World War II

Hitler's Furies

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Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547863382
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 8th, 2013

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

Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman - Charles Bottomley

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ISBN: 9780394747231
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Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

The Holocaust continues to loom over one survivor of Auschwitz and his son. More than just a history lesson, this graphic memoir shows the psychic damage inflicted on generations. By fusing art and Jewish literary tradition, Spiegelman also changed "the funny pages" forever. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781599951508
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Published: Center Street - September 17th, 2010

This is a fabulous read! It actually reads like a Dan Silva or James Rollins novel. But it's true. ALL TRUE! AND when you read this you think there were cohorts of these guys and really there were 20 of them at the most at any one time. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307888778
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Published: Broadway Books - May 14th, 2013

A fabulous spy thriller about the campaign of deception surrounding the Allies' D-Day invasion during World War II. A real page-turner. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person

Life in a Jar

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ISBN: 9780984111312
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Published: Long Trail Press - March 28th, 2011

Written by a Vermont pediatrician, this is about three Kansas students who uncover the story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker responsible for saving the lives of more than 2,500 Jewish children from extermination in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. A glorious example of how one person’s heroism can change the world! ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Deserters

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ISBN: 9780143125488
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

More than 150,000 British and American soldiers deserted during WWII but the subject gets little attention from most historians. This smoothly written work raises sobering and disturbing questions about the stress of continual combat and the limits of individual endurance. Who's a coward? Who's a casualty? ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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