Tag Archives: World War II

Turn coat

With the exception of what I thought was unnecessary explicit sex, A Single Spy by William Christie is a novel I enjoyed. It takes place during World War II. The main character, Alexsi, is an orphaned teenage boy who becomes … Continue reading

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Luck

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig is a wonderful coming of age story about an eleven-year-old boy named Donal who lives with his grandmother on a Montana ranch. In need of an operation, Donal’s grandmother packs her old wicker … Continue reading

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The Polish Front

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter is a 2017 book based on World War Two events experienced by the author’s Jewish ancestors. I have read many books about the war, but this is the first I think I have … Continue reading

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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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