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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
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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
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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


Bunker Hill

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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution (The American Revolution Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670025442
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Published: Viking - April 30th, 2013

Massachusetts exploded in 1775...and from the opening moments it was war to the knife. Philbrick's inspired account of the first crowded hours of the Revolutionary War is meticulous, comprehensive, and written with his trademark elegance and clarity. His best book since In the Heart of the Sea. Highest recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


For Adam's Sake

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For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780871407764
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Published: Liveright - April 14th, 2014

Early New England history writing often leaves contemporary readers feeling that they've been watching a quaint costume drama enacted by characters lacking in recognizable behavior traits. That's not the case with this book. Colonial New London teems with life, the reader gets up close and personal with an extraordinary cast of characters, and their stories are unforgettable. One of finest New England history books in decades. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


More Than Freedom

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More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143123446
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Published: Penguin Books - July 30th, 2013

Read this brilliant and compelling story of the Civil Rights struggle before the age of automobiles and television...then head to Boston and walk the Black Heritage Trail. Protecting fugitive slaves, fighting the Confederacy, and even ending slavery itself were only the first hurdles for Boston's free black population : the ultimate goal was nothing less than full equality. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


River of Dark Dreams

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River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674045552
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Belknap Press - February 26th, 2013

Occasionally demanding but well worth the effort. A powerful journey straight into the heart of antebellum American slavery and then back outward in some surprising (and disturbing) directions. Memorable, stimulating, and smartly written. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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