World War II

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


Hitler's Furies

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Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields Cover Image
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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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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
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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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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Cover Image
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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: Crown - 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


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