“Wars are not won by evacuations,” remarked Winston Churchill after 338,226 British and French soldiers were safely transferred from the beaches at Dunkirk to England in late May-early June 1940.
"Whitten used extensive interviews, and the records allowed to him to tell a cautionary tale on how the destruction of our world could come from complacency, lack of control, miscommunicati
Some of the names of the 56 signers—our Founding Fathers—of the Declaration of Independence are well known.
In late 2012 the freelance American photographer Matthew Schrier was heading out of Syria after a stint of work when his taxi was stopped.
“leaves behind a legacy as one of the Army’s most influential innovators . . .”
"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.
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 . . .”