“Chris Hemler, a historian who spent ten years on active duty in the U.S.
“Uniting Against the Reich is Truxal’s first book, and it is based on solid research, sound if debatable judgments, and a refreshing lack of moralistic tone.”
“The Race for the Atom Bomb is less the story of how the Soviet Union stole the secrets of the Manhattan Project as it is a defense of J.
One wonders what author Jonathan Raban is trying to tell us in his memoir, Father and Son.
“Dannatt and Lyman tell an engaging history of the British army, 1918 to 1940, that offers lessons in ‘the failure of both political and military leadership and disfunctionality between the
“All of these women . . . served their country with patriotism and a sense of duty no less than any man who went off to war.”
“McManus provides an infantryman’s view of warfare at its dirtiest and bleakest.”
“A nuanced, absorbing, and perhaps definitive story of the last weeks of World War II.”
Japan was unwilling to surrender.
“provides a wonderful balance of narrative history with personal recollections, examining both sides . . .
"This isn't an objective interpretation after all, but one bent on proving Ukrainian innocence, even to the extent of defending Nazis as simply fodder for a sensation-seeking media mill."
“The lessons to be learned from Hitler’s rise to power are legion. Among them are the notion that . . . sociopaths ultimately are self-interested and . . . loyalty is a one-way street.
The campaign in the Mediterranean is often considered the forgotten campaign of the European Theater of World War II, generally receiving much less coverage from historians than Northwest Europe, p
“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.”
“Were it not for the horrors visited on Germany’s European neighbors, as well as on many of its own citizens, by the Nazis, one might almost feel a twinge of sympathy for the common German.
“A book for our times with the current focus on social justice . . . a magnificent portrait of a political life lived with passion and integrity.”
“gives a sharp analysis of how tanks and mechanized units became the primary formations in the European Theater during World War II.”
“a neat little introduction to Germany’s excellent, but ultimately ineffective jet fighter.”
“Meltzer and Mensch, in The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill, give history a sheen of drama that it deserves while leaving the reader much
“the author tells this story in a clear and engaging manner that makes the text read almost like a crime novel told on a personable, almost heartbeat level.”
“war sometimes does strange things even to those ideals a nation purports to cherish the most.
“A magnificent job of bringing this little-known history into the full glorious light where it belongs.”
“The Mosquito Bowl is not just a book about war. It is, instead, about the men who fought that war.
During WWII the Germans had about 1,000 prisoner of war camps, holding 170,000 British military alone. The number of stories that could be told is enormous.
“You learn a lot, change a few long-held assumptions.
“Brendan Simms and Steven McGregor in their new gripping account of the battle, The Silver Waterfall, show that while luck played a part in the battle’s outcome, victory a