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The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307887993
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - October 30th, 2012

Kershaw at his singular best. Brings the realities of individual World War II combat vividly to life and simultaneously leaves the reader with an abiding conviction that this war against pure evil was fought for the most noble reasons...and that Felix Sparks should be called a hero. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Story of America: Essays on Origins by Jill Lepore - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780691159591
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 27th, 2013

Now and again it can be refreshing and beneficial to put aside books about specific events, individuals or time periods. Instead one may benefit from simply reflecting and considering. Reading Jill Lepore's essays are a treat and a stimulating reminder of why history always matters. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Founders and Finance

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ISBN: 9780674284104
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Published: Belknap Press - May 12th, 2014

At last: a clearly written study of American finances during the first years of the republic; when economic calamity almost seemed to guarantee that the United States would fail. For all of their skills and virtues, the native-born leaders of American affairs were woefully deficient in financial matters...unlike the brilliant "foreigners" who saved the day. Superb history. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Shooting Victoria

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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605985039
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Published: Pegasus Books - November 14th, 2013

A rich journey into Victorian England that recounts the multiple attempts to harm Queen Victoria. Each unsuccessful assault served to strengthen the bond between the monarch and her subjects and had great impact on evolving legal procedures regarding insanity defenses, punishment, and rehabilitation. Fascinating. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Don't Know Much about the American Presidents by Kenneth C. Davis - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781401330439
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Published: Hachette Books - April 15th, 2014

A book you'll reach for again and again. Factually rock solid, delightfully readable, and informative all the way. An irresistible invitation to learn more about the American story. Davis again reminding us why history's about us! ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Embers of War

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ISBN: 9780375504426
Published: Random House - August 21st, 2012

Perhaps enough time has passed. In fact, it may be high time to start carefully looking back at America's greatest foreign policy tragedy...from the very beginning. Riveting. Highest Recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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