Tag Archives: World War II

Book Review: Poets Of World War II

Poets Of World War II, edited by Harvey Shapiro I was very disappointed by this read.  I am certainly no stranger to reading about World War II, nor to reading books of poetry [1].  Yet there is a great disconnect … Continue reading

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Book Review: Copenhagen

Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn Those who know me are well aware of my own tendency to chronicle and overanalyze my frequent awkward conversations [1].  This play is basically the attempt through research and analysis to provide a decisive interpretation of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitler Is No Fool

Hitler Is No Fool, by Karl Billinger When I first began reading this long-forgotten work, I wondered why it had been forgotten, given the fact that the book offered surprising insights about Hitler and his regime.  After reading for a … Continue reading

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While The Storm Clouds Gather Far Across The Seas

The director of our congregation’s a capella choir [1], whose health has not been particularly good as of late, asked me to introduce the last song our choir as a whole will sing for this year, and possibly ever, and … Continue reading

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Salvaging The Past

[Note:  The post below is my prepared text for a speech given to the LSI veterans of WWII on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.] Having met some of you earlier today, I feel it is necessary to begin … Continue reading

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The Gathering Of The Chickens: Part One

Last week, I had a conversation with one of my fellow Sabbath School instructors who has an impressive movie collection [1] in which I found her to be very enthusiastic about the subject material of the movie.  For my own … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death In The Baltic

Death In The Baltic:  The World War II Sinking Of The Wilhelm Gustloff, by Cathryn J. Prince As someone who reads and writes at least my fair share of literature about naval disasters [1], this book was definitely something that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Out Of The Depths

Out Of The Depths:  An Unforgettable World War II Story Of Survival, Courage, And The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis, by Edgar Harrell, USMC with David Harrell This is a powerful story, a tale full of faith and divine providence, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Amphibians Are Coming!

The Amphibians Are Coming!:  Emergence of the ‘Gator Navy and its Revolutionary Landing Craft, by William L. McGee Most of the time, if you saw a book that had the title “The Amphibians Are Coming!” your thoughts would be somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13

With The Black Cat USS LCI Flotilla 13, by Robert F. Heath When I agreed to give a speech for a group of World War II Navy vets shortly after Mother’s Day, the organizer of the event asked me if … Continue reading

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