Military

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“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .

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“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”

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Biographer James Thomas Flexner has called George Washington the “indispensable man” of the American Revolution.

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"John Harte, a former playwright and freelance writer . . . has written a very uneven book about Churchill and the First World War."

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In the first two decades of the 20th century in the United States, the national mood changed radically from one of heady optimism to dissolution.

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“a captivating and long overlooked study of a little known chapter in the American Revolution.”

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There has been a revival of interest in the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, perhaps because the United States has “pivoted” to the Asia-Pacific in its current foreign policy.

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In 1930, 18-year-old Betty Thorpe married British diplomat Arthur Pack and left Washington, DC, for Chile where Pack was commissioned.

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In the interest of full disclosure, an uncle of this reviewer was present at Iwo Jima during the course of the main invasion and fighting there.

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Following the publication of Lone Survivor and the release of its video counterpart of the same name, author Patrick Robinson discovered that there were questions regarding the account by

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“Poignant sometimes to point of inducing tears, Be Safe, Love Mom is not easy reading.”

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“As compelling as a car wreck, it’s impossible to look away . . .”

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“No other writer has moved me as much as Benjamin Busch has in writing about war. No other writer has created such a moment of grace . . .

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“Though she spent much of her life with one of the most controversial and despised men in history, it is clear that Eva Braun was willing to sacrifice her life completely for him.

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“What an inspiring story; and so well told. I could not put it down, despite knowing the ending.

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Those of us who grew up in the age of early television sometimes wonder whatever happened to this or that character.

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This novel is a real-time, disturbing blitzkreig. It is also an important, exhausting, and challenging book about our army during today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.