Tag Archives: World War II

Book Review: FDR And The Jews

FDR And The Jews, by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman I did not like this book, at all, but I can understand where the authors are coming from, even if what they are saying is often a contradictory mess.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Roosevelt Myth

The Roosevelt Myth, by John T. Flynn This book took me a long time to read.  This fact does not make the book a bad one, but it does demonstrate that a particular context exists when it comes to my … Continue reading

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Book Review: FDR Goes To War

FDR Goes To War:  How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, And Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America, by Burton W. Folsom, Jr & Anita Folsom The more I read in this book, the less I appreciated FDR as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters To Sartre

Letters To Sartre, by Simone De Beauvoir, translated and edited by Quintin Hoare I am perhaps the wrong person to be reading a book like this.  Generally speaking, one reads the letters of others when one has an interest in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night; Dawn; The Accident: A Trilogy

Night; Dawn; The Accident:  A Trilogy, by Elie Wiesel In reading some reviews to this book after I had finished reading it for myself, I noticed that many people had a hard time placing this particular trilogy in that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Path To The Spiders’ Nests

The Path To The Spiders’ Nests, by Italo Calvino It makes sense that Italo Calvino wrote this book early in his writing career, as it has the sex and violence that one would expect from someone who was an immature … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Time Of The Uprooted

The Time Of The Uprooted:  A Novel, by Elie Wiesel Stop me if you’ve heard this story before:  a Jewish widower whose estranged wife committed suicide and whose daughters have entirely rejected him works as a ghostwriter telling the stories … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gates Of The Forest

The Gates Of The Forest, by Elie Wiesel This book seems pretty much in the wheelhouse of Wisel’s writings if you are familiar with his fictional work as a whole.  If this is your first encounter with one of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forgotten

The Forgotten:  A Novel, by Elie Wiesel This novel hit surprisingly close to home, but perhaps it should not be a surprise.  Despite the fact that the novel talks about experiences that are far removed from my own background, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler:  The Untold Account Of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the Story Behind The List, by David M. Crowe For readers whose only familiarity with the life and times of Oskar Schindler is through their familiarity the Spielberg movie … Continue reading

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