Tag Archives: World War II

Book Review: Fire And Fortitude

Fire And Fortitude: The US Army In The Pacific War, 1941-1943, by John C. McManus Sometimes one proves a point by trying to prove the contrary. Such is the case here, as this book deals with the general trend to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Conquering Tide

The Conquering Tide: War In The Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, by Ian W. Toll This book is part of a trilogy on the Pacific War, which I have come to understand is a popular subject to write about. Historians of World … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight In The Pacific

Midnight In The Pacific: Guadalcanal: The World War II Battle That Turned The Tide Of War, by Joseph Wheelan This book gives a good case for studying the battle of Guadalcanal and its significance in World War II. The author … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Short History Of World War II

A Short History Of World War II, by DK Publishing This book is not really a short history. Its original title was World War II: The Definitive Visual History, and if that is not a perfect title either (it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tower Of Skulls

Tower Of Skulls: A History Of The Asia-Pacific War July 1937-May 1942, by Richard B. Frank This book, a weighty work of more than 500 pages of text, to say nothing of its massive endnotes, is a revisionist history, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: USS Lexington (CV/CVA-16)

USS Lexington (CV/CVA-16): From World War II To Present-Day Museum Ship (Legends Of Warfare: Naval), by David Doyle Before reviewing this book, I think it is worthwhile to point out that as a reviewer I have some advantages in appreciating … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitler’s Bureaucrats

Hitler’s Bureaucrats:  The Nazi Security Police And The Banality Of Evil, by Yaacov Lozowick This book is really centered on demonstrating to the reader (and perhaps to the writer as well) how it is that the documents of the Nazi … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Solution Of The German Problem

The Solution Of The German Problem, by Wilhelm Ropke What is the German problem?  In the aftermath of World War II, there was a great deal of discussion of how to punish Germany for the sins of the Nazi regime.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Against The Tide

Against The Tide, by Wilhelm Ropke This particular book explores the thinking of Wilhelm Ropke towards the end of his life as he examined the tensions that many Western economies felt to adopt terrible economic policies.  This book is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Neutrals

The Neutrals, by Denis J. Fodor It is perhaps not surprising that the various neutrals of World War II should find themselves shifting in response to the course of the war and that regardless of their own desire to remain … Continue reading

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