The book does a great job to taking a complex, and messy, narrative and shaping it for the reader to understand. It was amusing to read how an obscure, but genius, cryptographer working in a dank room had far reaching consequences on the other side of the world without anyone knowing about it.
A historical fiction book about Friedrich Richard, a fictional man who, during WWI befriended Adolf Hitler, nicknamed the Wolf, and ties his fortunes with him
Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy creates a nerve wrecking narrative, filled with excitement and heroism.
Atlas of World War II is incredible, it covers all theaters of the war, provides copies of the maps the generals used (along with their notes on them)
I never thought I’d enjoy a book about pigeons. A thrilling book about an oddball corner of history including brave citizens, and creative intelligence officers
Breach by W.L. Goodwater is a novel taking place in the aftermath of World War II, where the remaining powers fight with magic as well as conventional means.
The story actually has three protagonists, Max Cohn, a kid in present day Los Angeles, Moshe Goldenhirsch who is a young Jewish man at the heyday of World War II, and again, Moshe as an elderly retiree in present day Los Angeles
The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis by Wes Davis is a non-fiction book about English spies fighting to save the island of Crete and block Germany’s march to the East.
Article first published as Book Review: Bombing Hitler: The Story of the Man Who Almost Assassinated the FÃ¼hrer by Hellmut G. Haasis, Translated by William Odom on Blogcritics About: Bombing Hitler: The Story of the Man Who Almost Assassinated the Führer by Hellmut G. Haasis, (translated by William Odom) is the true story of Georg Elser and his failed attempt on Hitler’s life. 240 pages Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Language: English ISBN-10: 1616087412 My rating for Bombing Hitler— 4 Buy this book in paper or in electronic format* More Recommended World War II books on Man of la BookStore Thoughts: Bombing Hitler by Hellmut G. Haasis tells of Georg Elser’s decision to assassinate Hitler in a Munich Beer Hall. Elser’s said that he simply wanted to” prevent even greater bloodshed through my act”. Elser, a blue collar worker, worked and planned for months in order to plant a bomb in a pillar which supports the roof of the beer hall. The bomb worked, killing eight people, but missing its intended target who had to leave early for Berlin (cutting his speech from 2 hours to a mere hour). The book is a well researched document, using interviews from first hand sources as well as historical documentation, the author…