World War II

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John Strausbaugh likes to tell big stories about New York—and he tells them very well.

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“Winston Groom’s The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II will hopefully help a new generation le

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“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

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This book can be treasured by history buffs for its fascinating facts and the author’s graceful and engaging style.

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“Andrew Roberts has written the best single-volume biography of Winston Churchill to date.”

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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.

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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

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“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.

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Should one be inclined to search, there is a plethora of titles published on this subject since the end of World War II.

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Many Americans were shocked last year to watch neo-Nazis marching and chanting racist profanity in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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“The Order of the Day is smug, self-important, and pedestrian history.”

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“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.

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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.

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“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.”

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“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine, and his pamphlet is as instructive today as it was in 1776.

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“wonderful photos and illustrations make this book entertaining . . .”

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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.

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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.

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There are few topics more controversial in modern American life than the right of citizens to own firearms.

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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.

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“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.

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“Anatomy of a Genocide furnishes well-lit imagination, though shaded with sadness, beneficial for the communities trapped into mutual impairment in various parts o

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“No American city was more important to Nazis than Los Angeles; home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world.

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“Kotkin’s exhaustive research, careful historical judgments, shrewd insights, and splendid writing . . .”

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