Tag Archives: World War II

‘Like Getting My Father Back’: WWII POW’s Art Returned To His Family By Laurel Morales

  Howard Weistling wanted to be a comic strip artist. But when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Weistling felt compelled to enlist in the Army. Mike Weistling, Howard’s grandson, loved to hear his grandfather’s war stories. “He probably told me … Continue reading

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Review of An Army At Dawn

  In his Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, An Army At Dawn, The War in North Africa, 1942-43, Rick Atkinson takes an in-depth look at the fledgling Allied effort to gain a war footing in the attempt to confront the Nazi stronghold in … Continue reading

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Review of The Ghost Ships of Archangel

  In his book, The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage that Defied the Nazis, William Geroux relays the true story of a convoy of allied ships known as PQ-17. These thirty-three vessels sailed the treacherous sea lanes between … Continue reading

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Review of Shadow Warriors of World War II

  In their book, Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of OSS and OSE, Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis trace the beginnings of The Office of Strategic Services and Special Operations Executive, and the vital role that … Continue reading

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Review of The Lost Castle

  In her book, The Lost Castle, Kristy Cambron tells the story of Ellie Carver who is losing her Grandmother to Alzheimer’s. But before her beloved grandmother’s memories fade completely, Ellie is tasked with uncovering the secrets of her family’s … Continue reading

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Review of The Jersey Brothers

    In her stunning memoir, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home, Sally Mott Freeman tells the story of three brothers and their courageous service for the United States in the … Continue reading

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Review of The Radium Girls

  In Kate Moore’s The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, young women were hired by companies to paint watches during World War 1 when jobs were nearly impossible to find. Using the newly-found wonder element, Radium, … Continue reading

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Dodgers Dugout Remembering Don Newcombe By Houston Mitchell

Don Newcombe in 1951. (Associated Press) Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and this entire newsletter is dedicated to Don Newcombe. Don Newcombe (June 14, 1926 – February 19, 2019) Dodger great … Continue reading

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The Bigmouth Tradition of American Leadership Victor Davis Hanson

To everything, there is a season.   America has always enjoyed two antithetical traditions in its political and military heroes.   The preferred style is the reticent, sober, and competent executive planner as president or general, from Herbert Hoover to … Continue reading

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Remembering President Bush (41) As a Baseball Fan

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