One wonders what author Jonathan Raban is trying to tell us in his memoir, Father and Son.
“Ellman’s book is not history; it is not even revisionist history. It is a lengthy diatribe against one of America’s greatest generals.”
“McManus provides an infantryman’s view of warfare at its dirtiest and bleakest.”
“Murphy is plain-spoken, a man of faith and modesty, and the ideal person to write this World War II memoir. One hopes the television series will be half as good.”
“This kind of self-awareness is a crucial ingredient for any memoir.
“The Mosquito Bowl is not just a book about war. It is, instead, about the men who fought that war.
“an important book brimming with essential insights about what it means to be a nation at war.”
The story of this book is almost as extraordinary as the story of Che Guevara’s life.
“Applegate’s well written and exhaustively researched biography of Polly Adler offers unique insight into a remarkable immigrant as well as the Roaring ’20s.”
“How history should be written . . . brilliant.”
“a brilliant book, one that lays out several gripping mysteries and reveals how the personal is very much political, all wrapped in a compelling narrative that will keep readers turning the
“[Colley’s] . . .
Our country has been at war for 20 years, and despite several presidents promising to get us out of conflicts in the Middle East, each one has been defeated in his ambitions to date.
“a suspense-filled, heart-pounding narrative that succeeds in painting a picture of what it is really like to serve on the frontlines of the US armed forces.”
“The pages turn easily, and the story moves quickly from chapter to chapter in this fascinating memoir of a common solider in World War II.”
What if Jane Austen could write meticulous diplomatic history combined with a social portrait of American and British aristocracy? The product might resemble The Daughters of Yalta by Cath
“John Kelly . . .
By this time, everyone should have at least some passing familiarity with the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler as well as the postwar legal proceedings in Nuremberg which wer
“The Splendid and the Vile is a tale of courage, perseverance, sacrifice, fear, tragedy, human drama, and ultimately inspiration for free peoples everywhere.
“It takes a strong stomach to read this memoir, but the journey is worth it.”
“This volume fills a critical gap in the study of the American Civil War, narrating that it truly was a continental war with potential repercussions far beyond the Washington-Richmond corri
Achilles in The Odyssey is “lord of all the dead.” Like Achilles, Manuel Mena died young, in battle.
In his memoir, I Was Hitler’s Pilot, Hans Baur provides more insight into his love of flying than he does discussing his role as Hitler’s pilot.
“a truly remarkable story of a truly remarkable life . . .”
“No Surrender encompasses a powerful story about human brotherhood and comradeship reckoning with—and overcoming—the evil realities of Hitler’s Nazi regime.”