John Strausbaugh likes to tell big stories about New York—and he tells them very well.
“Winston Groom’s The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II will hopefully help a new generation le
“This book does an excellent job of showing the impact of [the] bomber raids on the larger plan for liberating Europe and how the air forces made a major contribution to the eventual succes
This book can be treasured by history buffs for its fascinating facts and the author’s graceful and engaging style.
“The book will appeal to all students of World War II.
“Andrew Roberts has written the best single-volume biography of Winston Churchill to date.”
As with many other subjects, one can find a surfeit of publications on the so-called Longest Day—D-Day—and its attendant Normandy campaign.
As the subtitle makes clear, this densely written book compares four wars, starting with World War II, and attempts to explain why the "strategic architecture," the author's term for the combinatio
“For students of history, and also for casual readers who simply enjoy learning new and unusual aspects of history, this book is a real gem.
Should one be inclined to search, there is a plethora of titles published on this subject since the end of World War II.
Many Americans were shocked last year to watch neo-Nazis marching and chanting racist profanity in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.
“The Order of the Day is smug, self-important, and pedestrian history.”
“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.
John Hendrix tells a very complicated story in tracing Dietrich Bonhoeffer's journey of faith in Nazi Germany. The graphic format serves him well as he intersperses dense text passages with art.
“long overdue update to a tragic and avoidable Allied debacle, which continues to offer stark lessons on the dangers of hubris and substituting optimism for solid operational planning.”
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine, and his pamphlet is as instructive today as it was in 1776.
“wonderful photos and illustrations make this book entertaining . . .”
It is always a pleasure to read and review a publication that deserves one’s endorsement. This volume has a lot going for it that will be referenced below.
If there is a single military operation of retribution better known in the history of World War II than the so-called Doolittle Raid, one would be hard pressed to come up with an example.
There are few topics more controversial in modern American life than the right of citizens to own firearms.
The Allied landings on the Normandy beaches in France on June 6, 1944, and the immediate struggle beyond the Normandy beachhead during World War II hold a special place in American history.
“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I.”
“Anatomy of a Genocide furnishes well-lit imagination, though shaded with sadness, beneficial for the communities trapped into mutual impairment in various parts o
“No American city was more important to Nazis than Los Angeles; home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world.
“Kotkin’s exhaustive research, careful historical judgments, shrewd insights, and splendid writing . . .”