“many more lives were spared an unthinkable end . . . thanks to the humanity of just one individual.
“the work weeps melancholy and sadness as one would expect from someone who so clearly loves his country.”
"In The Lost Founding Father Cooper speaks to our times on national best interest in opposition to partisan politics."
“does an excellent job of placing World War II in the historical context of global conflict . . .”
“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”
“The agenda of many combat photographers is either ideological—an attempt to save the world by bringing to light the suffering of war’s victims—or aesthetic—getting that perfect combination of comp
“To say this is a convoluted story would be an understatement.”
Biographer James Thomas Flexner has called George Washington the “indispensable man” of the American Revolution.
“provides a fresh perspective on the strategic options each combatant faced as the once European war became truly global in 1941 . . .”
Historians, like archeologists, play an invaluable role uncovering all-but-forgotten people of the past, thus helping provide a better picture of the present.
It is easy to make war and very hard to make peace. The experience of the Allies after the Great War shows that a flawed peace will only lead to more war.
“What better way could one take a journey in an easy chair?”
There is a good book lurking within this well-meaning jumble of anecdotes and once-boldface names.
“offer[s] a rare glimpse into the military establishment and how it treats people who are marginalized by the mainstream American public.”
"Prevas intimately knows the battlefields, mountains, and rivers; he takes the reader on a sort of travelogue as well as telling a great immortal story."
We tend to measure the success of a modern civilization by the products it produces and that its people use. Tangible things are easier to count than the quality of ideas.
Everyone loves a good murder mystery.
"The result is an enlightening telling of America's most famous killing."
“books like this remind us of the human cost of war and the sacrifices made by soldiers who answered their country’s call . . .”
“offers an excellent synthesis and new insights not previously considered on Allied strategy and operational planning . . .”
More often than not, when one thinks of the actions taken against the various categories of Europe’s “undesirables” in World War II, it is usually in terms of the Axis: Germany and, to a lesser ext
As a rule, reviewers generally don’t and shouldn’t personally insert themselves into a review.
“Rajsfus implicitly warns us that there will be many fellow travelers who will follow Trump through the swamp in order to wreck the American experiment.”
Two hundred years after her death on July 18, 1817, Jane Austen and her novels are now more beloved than ever before.
“The irony of DARPA is that even as its mandate has shrunk, its reputation has ballooned.”