World War II

The End

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The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594203145
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Published: Penguin Press HC, The - September 8th, 2011

Why in the name of common sense and simple humanity did Germany fight on long after the war was hopelessly lost ? An absolutely brilliant study of fanatical and delusional Nazis, a cowed military, and of course a weary, fearful, citizenry just hoping it would all end. Kershaw's finest work since his unexcelled biography of Hitler. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II by Alex Kershaw - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780306820434
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Published: Da Capo Press - November 1st, 2011

Schindler may have saved 10,000 people and made money doing it. Rauol Wallenberg probably saved 100,000 and ultimately paid for it with his life. Alex Kershaw at his best: incisive, smooth and memorable. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Monuments Men

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599951508
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Published: Center Street - September 17th, 2010

As World War II ended, a special force of American and British art experts searched northern Europe, on a mission to prevent the Germans from destroying the art treasures they'd confiscated. A great read. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945

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ISBN: 9780307388711
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2011

Justly admiring yet well balanced reaffirmation of Churchill's greatness as war leader, although his ideas and power became increasingly irrelevant. Among the foremost works of its kind, well timed for current generations with minimal understanding of The War. Hastings at his superb best. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson - Bill Lewis

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ISBN: 9781400067589
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Published: Random House - February 2nd, 2010

From 1776 to 1940 the "special relationship" with the "cousins" rarely prevailed. But during the Battle of Britain unique bonds were created that still endure. An extraordinary and inspiring story about decent Americans doing decent things...and making a real difference. Memorable. Highest recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780670021192
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Published: Viking Adult - October 13th, 2009

Thought we didn't need another history of the Normandy Invasion? Me too...until reading this. Should not have been surprised knowing the high quality of Beevor's earlier work (Stalingrad is awesome.) Great scholar, great writer and great story. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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