“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 . . .”
“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.”
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
“should be the definitive volume on the Riviera’s World War II experience and is highly recommended.”
“The author’s assertion that Guadalcanal, not Midway, was the turning point of the Pacific War is hard to dispute . . .”
“an eminently readable story that further emphasizes and demonstrates the mettle of the Greatest Generation.”
“a solid introductory volume to anyone wishing to learn about America’s airborne forces in World War II . . .”
For the non-aficionado, war stories can be dry and slow reading, buried in the minutiae of fact, but Bill Sloan’s approach with Their Backs Against the Sea does not fall in that category.
“a magnificent book that really fills in an overlooked period of World War II.”
In late 1942, aviators of the 31st Fighter Group arrived in England. Included were thousands of others who served in the Eighth and Ninth U.S. Army Air Forces in that embattled nation.
The world should be well aware of the sacrifices made and losses suffered by the Soviet Union in World War II.
“The Jersey Brothers demonstrates that a well-told story is just that, whatever its genre.”
There have been many instances where one wishes one could have been a fly on the wall in order to know what was said at the time or what really happened, particularly, say, in the commission of a c
Jonathan Templin Ritter writes Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma focusing on the collaboration of two extraordinary men who, “grew up an ocean apart, were thrown together by the fortunes o
One facet of Nazi Germany about which many people do not know or of which they are unaware is the extent of chemical dependency in its society and regime.
“another fine tribute to those who put their lives on the line for those of us who have come after them.”
". . . Wukovits certainly joins Morrison and James D. Hornfischer as one of the pre-eminent writers on the history of U.S. Navy operations in the Pacific theater."
Virtually everyone should be aware of the accomplishments of the United States Marine Corps in World War II.
One of the titans of 20th century American literature, Ernest Hemingway was larger than life and an adventurer of the first rank. He was also imperfect, flawed and, therefore, human.
“narrative history at its literary best.”