Tag Archives: World War II

Book Review: The Arsenal Of Democracy

The Arsenal Of Democracy:  FDR, Detroit, And An Epic Quest To Arm An America At War, by A.J. Baime For a book written by someone who worships the military-industrial complex and is a propagandist for FDR, this book reads well … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scarlatti Inheritance

The Scarlatti Inheritance, by Robert Ludlum In general, if you have read Ludlum’s books, most notably the Bourne series, but certainly others as well [1], then it is not hard to understand the compelling nature of the author’s historical thrillers, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil’s Mercedes

The Devil’s Mercedes:   The Bizarre And Disturbing Adventures Of Hitler’s Limousine In America, by Robert Klara This book manages to tell a compelling story about two cars and their contrasting fate in North America, and seeks to tell a larger … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nazi Persecution Of The Gypsies

The Nazi Persecution Of The Gypsies, by Guenter Lewy This is the sort of book that requires a fair amount of moral courage to write.  For one, the book seeks to discuss and openly acknowledge the Nazi persecution of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stilwell And The American Experience In China 1911-45

Stilwell And The American Experience In China 1911-45, by Barbara W. Tuchman Admittedly, this book ends somewhat abruptly, but that is because its subject’s life ended somewhat abruptly.  One moment we are reading about Stilwell’s experience at the end of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?: Explaining The Holocaust

Why?:  Explaining The Holocaust, by Peter Hayes It is said, to the point of being a cliche, that there is no business like Shoah business, and this book is certainly part of that to such an extent that it expressly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Holocaust: A Concise History

The Holocaust:  A Concise History, by Doris L. Bergen This book is a concise history, and those who have read a great deal about the Shoah and its immense destructiveness to European Jewry as well as various other groups of … Continue reading

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Book Review: To No Man’s Glory

To No Man’s Glory:  A Child’s Journey From Holocaust To Healing:  A Memoir, by Vincent (Arturs Lejnieks) Benson with Victoria Harnish Benson I must admit that I am no stranger to this sort of memoir.  In the larger sense of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Darkest Year

The Darkest Year:  The American Home Front 1941-1942, by William K. Klingaman I must admit that I read this book with a high degree of concern that the author would show a particular bias for leftism that I found in … Continue reading

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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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