Tuesday, March 24 2015
Far more than a comic book with an edge, Maus interrogates the fallacious identity politics of the Nazis, to an unforgettable effect. Given recent events in Europe, this is a vital book to revisit.
Friday, January 30 2015
The remote mountain villages of le Chambon and the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon were Protestant havens that opened their homes to shelter countless Jewish children during WWII.
Thursday, August 28 2014
Werner Sollors' memories formed the basis for this book, but his research caused him to re-evaluate and re-imagine what he thought he knew about the time and the era.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
The story of how Ford Motor Company's assembly-line techniques helped America win WWII, and the behind-the-scenes battles waged in order to get it done.
Thursday, July 17 2014
Stuart Cooper's World War II drama Overlord easily deserves a place among the great anti-war films.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
Lisa See draws the difficulties of friendship among three women, complicated by impending world war and a racist society.
Friday, January 17 2014
On the postwar repercussions of poor diplomacy and inept decision-making in economic and foreign policy that led to the widespread nationalism across Europe during the interwar years.
Thursday, December 5 2013
Ivan Klíma emphasizes moral dilemmas in spare, simple prose, shorn of philosophical digressions; as his autobiography demonstrates, Klíma avoids cant or cliché.
Thursday, August 29 2013
Keith Lowe has synthesized the latest scholarship to explore the unprecedented physical and moral destruction of Europe after World War II.
Thursday, July 25 2013
Although it was released theatrically nearly 30 years ago, Claude Lanzmann's Shoah can still be considered the most ambitious, and important, documentary about the Holocaust ever made.