Tag Archives: World War II

Book Review: Four Years Till Tomorrow

Four Years Till Tomorrow:  Despair And Hope In Wartime Dutch East Indies, edited by Sheri G. Tromp It is easy to see why this book exists.  That is not to say that everyone who comes across this book will appreciate … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man:  A POW’s Searing Account Of War, Brutality And Forgiveness, by Eric Lomax Although I did not consciously intend it to happen, this book makes for an interesting selection to read in light of the book I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Man Out

Last Man Out:  Surviving The Burma-Thailand Death Railway:  A Memoir, by H. Robert Charles It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese have not done a very good job at coming to terms with the horrors they inflicted on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leadership In War

Leadership In War:  Essential Lessons From Those Who Made History, by Andrew Roberts It would be easy, just looking at the people who the author talks about in terms of their historymaking, to misjudge a book like this one.  It … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soccer Under The Swatstika

Soccer Under The Swatstika:  Stories Of Survival And Resistance During The Holocaust, by Kevin E. Simpson I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read that focuses on soccer and its role in Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Iron Wind

An Iron Wind:  Europe Under Hitler, by Peter Fritzsche If a grim book about the life of ordinary people in occupied and neutral Germany sounds appealing to you, this book is certainly a very excellent one.  The author has set … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pètain

Pètain:  How The Hero Of France Became A Convicted Traitor And Changed The Course Of History, by Charles Williams To make a somewhat long story short, the author does not view Henri Pètain as a traitor and believes that he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winston Churchill: British Prime Minister & Statesman

Winston Churchill:  British Prime Minister & Statesman, by Sue Vander Hook For a variety of reasons I have always been fond of reading books by and about Sir Winston Churchill, that great war leader of Great Britain who nonetheless had … Continue reading

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We Forgive You, Germany

One of the most reviled songs to be released last year was from comedian and not particularly skilled musician Lil’ Dicky, whose abominable charity single “Earth” sought to raise money for woke listeners to try to save the earth.  Included … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire

The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire:  Churchill, Roosevelt, And The Birth of The Pax Americana, by Peter Clarke This book spends a great deal of its effort trying to demonstrate that it was not Atlee and his government … Continue reading

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