Posts Tagged ‘WW2’

Book Review: Galerie by Steven Greenberg

The novel explores the Holocaust from an original point of view and does not shy from addressing issues which are easy to gloss over

Book Review: In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman

I truly enjoyed this book and the linked stories that go along with it.

Book Review: The Angles of Zin by Clifford Irving

The Angles of Zin by Clifford Irving was a nice surprise when I read it. The book is well done and well written. The author doesn’t try to tackle on too much, but shows a slice of life and characters who tackle incredibly difficult moral dilemmas.

Giveaway & Book Review: We Had A Job To Do by Theresa Anzaldua

The book is not an in depth look at the war, but it’s a wonderful introduction to the culture and people of the time.

Book Review: Everyone Has Their Reasons by Joseph Matthews

The strength of the book is the written descriptions of the way immigrants had to live in Paris during World War II and what it took to survive, or even eat once a day. The descriptions of the harsh life of immigrants, especially Jewish immigrants, during that time are heartbreaking and show how easily a boy could turn assassin.

Book Review: The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

I am happy that the author brought the attention to the women journalists of World War II, an important subject indeed. I’m going to pick up a few biographies to learn more about them.

Book Review: Blood of Vipers by Michael Wallace

The reader can feel the exhaustion of bot the American soldiers and German civilians. The fanaticism of the Nazi gangsters is seen through one officer who refuses to admit defeat even though it is obvious to his subscripted, enslaved soldiers that it is indeed the case.

Fun Facts Friday: Primo Levi

Levi’s book The Periodic Table (published in 1975), which links qualities of the elements, was named the best science book ever written by the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Book Review: Escape from the Deep by Alex Kershaw

Mr. Kershaw tells an excellent story, pieced together by official records, as well personal experience as told by the survivors themselves.

Book Review: The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville

The narrative is fast and bloody, the story is fascinating and complex with many sub plots to keep track of. The characters, both real and fictional, are well written and dimensional.

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