Tag Archives: World War II

Book Review: Austerlitz

Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald After you have read as many books by the author as I have [1], you have an idea about what to expect in a book like this.  You can guess that it will involve the relationship … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cat And Mouse

Cat And Mouse, by Günter Grass I have some mixed thoughts on this book, but at the same time it is a book that I found to be very striking and touching in many ways.  The author won a Nobel … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Natural History Of Destruction

On The Natural History Of Destruction, by W.G. Sebald Having never read any of Sebald’s prose writing before, I did not know what to expect when reading this book on the writing about the destruction of Germany from an insider … Continue reading

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Der Untergang (After W.G. Sebald)

i. “You ask me why I chose exile over death?  That is an easy question to answer.  After all, a live chicken is better than a dead lion.  Germany will be ruined by Hitler, there is no doubt about it.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down In My Heart

Down In My Heart:  Peace Witness In War Time, by William Stafford This is an interesting book for a variety of reasons.  If my father had been a literary man, I wonder what he would have said about his own … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Lucky Child

A Lucky Child:  A Memoir Of Surviving Auschwitz As A Young Boy, by Thomas Buergenthal This book is part of genre of literature that I must admit I am familiar with but seldom enjoy reading, and that is memoirs of … Continue reading

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Book Review: War Time

War Time:  An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, by Mary L. Dudziak Initially, it would seem like an easy thing to define what war time is.  It is the opposite of peace time, duh.  However, the author manages to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl:  The Story Of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, by George D. Morgan To begin with, this book is a factional/nonfiction novel by the author about his mother.  The writer first wrote a well-regarded play about … Continue reading

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Let Bygones Be Bygones And So On And So On

For the past few days I have been treated to a lot of laughing about Poland’s attempts to gain nearly $1 trillion in reparations from Germany over World War II.  To be sure, Poland did suffer a lot from both … Continue reading

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Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See

All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr A coworker of mine who works at a bookstore loaned this book to me and then kept on bugging me about when I was going to read it after having made … Continue reading

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