Tagged: History

Civil War and World War I winter parallels 0

Civil War and World War I winter parallels

I’ve almost finished S.C. Gwynne’s excellent book Rebel Yell – The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. And the parallels between one scene set in the winter of 1862-1863 with the first winter...

National Museum of World War II Aviation 0

National Museum of World War II Aviation

The National Museum of World War II Aviation houses the largest collection of operational (yes, that means flying) World War II aircraft in the world. That statement alone should get WWII and airplane buffs...

Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-1945 by James Holland 0

Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-1945 by James Holland

Most histories of World War II focus on North Africa, then the Sicily and Italy invasions by the Allies. But after the fall of Rome a few days before D-Day, they focus on the...

bookrev: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson 8

bookrev: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson

Volume Two of the Liberation Trilogy (from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the fall of Rome just before D-Day, June 1944) (review of Advanced Reader Copy) Another triumphant book from the...

bookrev: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson 1

bookrev: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson

Ultimate Kudos: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and deservedly so World War II has always held a fascination for me: the global scale, the impact on world politics and powers of today, the coming...

bookrev: Bataan Diary by Chris Schaefer 0

bookrev: Bataan Diary by Chris Schaefer

5 stars: Fluidly written, well researched, a story sometimes forgotten that should never be ignored. Bataan Diary is the true story of Major Frank Loyd and his wife Evelyn. Stationed in Bataan in the...

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