Tag Archives: World War II

Water, Water Everywhere

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan is a highly publicized novel which came as a disappointment to me. Although there were things I liked about the book, the positives were far outweighed by negative reactions I had to a number of … Continue reading

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Strains of Vienna

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons left me disappointed and I am sorry I wasted time on it.  After reading Solomon’s more recent novel, I vowed to give her work another go. Once again, I sensed seeds of a … Continue reading

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Politics of War

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard is an interesting book. After leading U.S. forces to many victories, General Patton is put out to pasture before the war is … Continue reading

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Human Sacrifice

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan has been named winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize. It is the second nominated book I have read and I found it riveting. This is a fictional novel based … Continue reading

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Casualties of War

I thought Memorial Day would be an appropriate time to read       When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. I believe it is important to learn the lessons history teaches us.  Understandably, our perspectives of war are … Continue reading

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Freedom

The red and blue striped book cover spine of The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw has been staring at me from my bookcase for years.  This Memorial Day weekend, I decided it would be a good time to pull the … Continue reading

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