The book follows the battle of Okinawa through the eyes of the grunts on the ground and the commanders of both the American and Japanese forces
After the Normandy invasion. Told through the eyes of Eisenhower, Patton, private Eddie Benson as well as Germans Gerd von Rundstedt and Albert Speer.
Events leading up and after D-Day (Jan-Sept 1944) seeing through the eyes of Eisenhower, the Rommel, Bradley, Patton, von Rundstedt and ordinary soldiers
The Allies believe that Italy will be a piece of cake and they could move on the Germany. Italy did surrender but the Nazis kept on fighting.
The amazing story of Louis Zamperini an American athlete, World War II Air Corp bombardier who survived a crash and interment in a Japanese POW camp.
A series of written short stories which ultimately get intertwined, around Philippe Petit stringing a cable between the two towers of the World Trade Center
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is an epic which is meant to be read slowly and deliberately, the tale is smart and the story is fun. Even though the book incorporates shoguns and samurais, most of the account is carried by clerks and translators. The epic rescue attempt in a sanctuary surrounded by snow capped mountains is no less exciting than the description of diplomatic rituals and the “arse-licking pilgrimage” one must make before meeting the shogun.
The Kill Artist is a well written spy novel, filled with details in all the right places as well as several characters from Silva’s previous novels.
The book touches on many themes, such as the role Jewish writers and artists played in American pop culture (like it or not comics are American mythology).