World War II

Those Angry Days

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Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812982145
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 14th, 2014

In page-turning style (reminiscent of her Citizens of London) Lynne Olson captures the ferocity, the passion, and the no-holds-barred nature of the white hot debate between American isolationists vs. interventionists in the "war before the war". Unputdownable. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Girls of Atomic City

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451617535
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Published: Atria Books - March 11th, 2014

For tens of thousands of women who came to a brand-new, totally secret war production plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the experience was unlike anything they could have imagined...because nothing like it in human history had ever been done before. Rosie the Riveter to the nth degree. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Guns at Last Light

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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (The Liberation Trilogy #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250037817
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Published: Picador - May 13th, 2014

The final volume in Atkinson's acclaimed trilogy is simply superb. The best military writing never forgets that even colossal campaigns represent innumerable individual experiences. The colossal scale of the war is brought home to the reader in spectacular fashion...and so is the tragic reality of immeasurable human suffering. Stirring, sobering, and memorable. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

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: 9780393082418
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 6th, 2013

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

Six Months in 1945

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Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307456670
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Published: Vintage - July 2nd, 2013

In 1939 an alliance between Roosevelt, Churchill, And Stalin would have seemed illogical, unlikely, and probably impossible. But it held together long enough (just over 3 years) to assure the defeat of Hitler. In early 1945 its inevitable unravelling began. Michaels Dobbs at his careful, riveting best. Filled with fascinating details. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War by Halik Kochanski - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780674284005
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Published: Harvard University Press - May 12th, 2014

This book has an obvious flaw: It does not probe deeply into questions of Polish-Jewish experience. BUT what it does do, it does very well: Makes understandable a big complex story of a nation trying to survive incredible brutality. Should lead many readers to further study. Forgive the flaw (seek other books) and you'll find this one compelling, enlightening and beneficial. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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