Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

Thoughts on: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg

About: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg is an award winning historical fiction book. The book was translated from Swedish and tells about real life, as well as fictional characters. 672 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN-10: 0374139644 My rating for The Emperor of Lies – 5 Buy & Save on The Emperor […]

Thoughts on: The Day Before Happiness by Erri De Luca

About: The Day Before Happiness by Erri De Luca is a fictional novel which takes place in the early 1950s. The story uses flashbacks to wartime Italy. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy for two win­ners of this novella— enter at the end of the post. 192 pages Publisher: Other Press ISBN: 1590514815 My […]

Thoughts on: The Family Affair by Leon H. Gildin

About: The Family Affair by Leon H. Gildin is the fictional continuation of his award The Polski Affair. Like its predecessor this is a short book, but one that packs in impact. Spe­cial Offer: Buy The Pol­ski Affair for $1 on Smash­wards— Coupon Code RZ73B (Expires 31 Decem­ber, 2011). 256 pages Publisher: Diamond River Books ISBN: […]

Thoughts on: The Polski Affair by Leon H. Gildin

About: The Polski Affair by Leon H. Gildin is an award winning, fictional book about a very weird and bizarre historical occurrence during World War II. The book is the story of one family of Holocaust survivors, takes place in present day Israel and Poland as well as through flashbacks. Special Offer: Buy The Polski […]

Veterans Day Reading List

As those who follow this blog know that I love books about the military, fiction and non-fiction. In honor of Veterans Day I thought I’d post a list of books I enjoyed over the past year or two about this subject. I assume we all love to read about something which is close to our […]

Thoughts on: Me, You by Erri De Luca

About: Me, You by Erri De Luca is a fictional coming of age story of a boy at the end of World War II. The book was previously released as Sea of Memory. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy for two winners of this novella— enter at the end of the post. 160 pages […]

Thoughts on: Auschwitz by Dr. Miklós Nyiszli

About: Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Dr. Miklós Nyiszli is a non-fiction memoir of a Jewish Hungarian medical doctor who performed “research” on other Jews with the evil Dr. Josef Mengele aka “Angel of Death”. This is not an easy book to read, but an important one. 240 pages Publisher: Arcade Publishing ISBN: 161145011X […]

Book Review: Wings by Karl Friedrich

About: Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls by Karl Friedrich is a historical fiction book about the Women Airforce Service Pilot or WASP. The WASP were part of the US Army, before the Air Force became its own entity. 304 pages Publisher: McBooks Press ISBN: 1590135709 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) […]

Thoughts on: Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw

About: Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw is a fictional book set in World War II. The book is a Dutch classic originally called Oorlogswinter. 220 pages Publisher: Lemniscaat USA ISBN: 1935954024 My rating for Winter in Wartime – 5 Buy & Save on Winter in Wartime through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Book […]

Thoughts on: Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz

About: “Displaced Persons” by Ghita Schwartz is a fictional book which follows a group of holocaust survivors from their liberation to the twilight of their life.  This is a moving narrative of people with no country and no home. 352 pages Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 0061881902 The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of […]

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