January 05, 2009
Review - Finding Granddad's War It is very fitting that Ancestry Publishing (Ancestry.com) was the publisher for Jeffrey Badger's Finding Granddad's War. As it's title states, this book details the ..
December 02, 2008
Venus Rising is a record, not only of historical value, but a personal one of a man's life in the Navy during World War II. Harry William Deal put his memories to paper, not for the first time, but ..
December 02, 2008
Based on the real-life exploits of the British special forces Long Range Desert Group during World War II, Killing Rommel pits this elite group against the German Afrika Korps and its legendary ..
October 02, 2008
The Woman In The Wing By: Jean Sheldon Like reading high-flying WWII novels of adventure and mystery? Then Jean Sheldon's excellent page-turning book The Woman In The Wing is a novel you're sure to ..
August 22, 2008
Watches of the Night (Ben Reese Mysteries) is the fifth installment of the author's Ben Reese mysteries. Sally Wright is also an Edgar Award finalist for this series. This particular one not only ..
July 12, 2008
Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) - 3 Stars (Good) Only Walter could see it coming. His extended family in Germany could not see that Adolph Hitler would turn on his own German citizens who ..
May 24, 2008
It is the day before Memorial Day and as occurs many times during my days, thoughts of WWII still surface. After so many years I often wonder just how much of my memories are real and how much ..
March 19, 2008
In the beginning of 1940, near the start of the timeline of World War 2, the Hitler and his Nazi forces were planning to invade the United Kingdom. This was what we know as Operation Sea Lion, but ..
March 05, 2008
Every part of the timeline of World War 2 is an integral part of how the war progressed and ultimately ended, but some events are more pivotal than others. The Fall of France, otherwise known as the ..
March 03, 2008
When discussing the timeline of World War 2 we simply cannot forget to include the Battle of Iwo Jima. The Battle of Iwo Jima involved ground fighting for about thirty-five days spanning between 19 ..
March 03, 2008
The timeline of World War 2 will show that on 6 August 1945 “Little Boy" was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Just three days later “Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki, another ..
June 17, 2007
Freedom. . . Independence. . . these are wonderful things and mean a lot to all Americans. But those words often sound a little different to people who now have American citizenship but came from ..
May 15, 2007
Dad and Mom immigrated to Milwaukee, WI in the U. S.in the early 1950's from post-WWII Europe. This Father's Day salute is a brief summary of some of Dad's WWII experiences. Dad grew up on a small ..
May 05, 2007
This Mother's Day I ponder how brave Mother has been and how lucky I am to be an American. But this is only because of her fateful decision in June, 1946 to escape from behind the Iron Curtain after ..
April 09, 2007
“I have told this story to Colette for many reasons. I want people to understand what happened during World War II, to know what was done to us Jews for no reason at all, other than that we ..
March 23, 2007
Chips: A Hometown Hero by Nancy M. West ISBN-10: 0974365912 Review by Heather Froeschl I imagine it must be difficult to bring history to life for school children. What better way to introduce an ..