“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 . . .”
“does an excellent job of placing World War II in the historical context of global conflict . . .”
“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.”
“provides a fresh perspective on the strategic options each combatant faced as the once European war became truly global in 1941 . . .”
“offers an excellent synthesis and new insights not previously considered on Allied strategy and operational planning . . .”
More often than not, when one thinks of the actions taken against the various categories of Europe’s “undesirables” in World War II, it is usually in terms of the Axis: Germany and, to a lesser ext
“Rajsfus implicitly warns us that there will be many fellow travelers who will follow Trump through the swamp in order to wreck the American experiment.”
“should be the definitive volume on the Riviera’s World War II experience and is highly recommended.”