"Hollywood makes movies about battles, helicopters, and daring escapes in the Vietnam War.
It bears repeating that personal accounts and oral histories are important for a variety of reasons.
For weal or woe, many names stand out in the history of our revolution against Great Britain: Nathan Hale, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Ethan Allen, for example.
Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.
When recruits enter the Marine Corps many of them have an idealistic view of what constitutes an effective Marine, and they embrace the adventure that awaits them.
Such is the molten hot fury of Syria’s now almost seven-year conflict, that it seems hard to think back to how things were before.
The Vietnam War was one of the most tragic and divisive events in the history of this country.
“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .
“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”
“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.
"John Harte, a former playwright and freelance writer . . . has written a very uneven book about Churchill and the First World War."
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.
“a captivating and long overlooked study of a little known chapter in the American Revolution.”
"This country owes many thanks to her for her service."
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.
In 1930, 18-year-old Betty Thorpe married British diplomat Arthur Pack and left Washington, DC, for Chile where Pack was commissioned.
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.
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
“Poignant sometimes to point of inducing tears, Be Safe, Love Mom is not easy reading.”
“As compelling as a car wreck, it’s impossible to look away . . .”
“Victor Davis Hanson has written another good book for a wide variety of audiences.”
“. . . the grace notes of a storied career, memorably recounted in this remarkable book.”
“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 . . .
“This work contributes to the current military-political literature with its clarity of vision, its minimization of the slant of right leaning biases, and is exemplary presentation of how s