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Tuesday, July 29 2014

Manufacturing Victory: ‘The Arsenal of Democracy’

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

In ‘Overlord’, Someone’s Gotta Go First

Stuart Cooper's World War II drama Overlord easily deserves a place among the great anti-war films.


Wednesday, June 18 2014

‘China Dolls’ Is Elegant, Lively, and for Some, Educational

Lisa See draws the difficulties of friendship among three women, complicated by impending world war and a racist society.


Friday, January 17 2014

Peace is a Relative Term: ‘War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War’

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

‘My Crazy Century’: A Life of Expression Under Extreme Oppression

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

‘Savage Continent’ Explodes the Myths Behind the ‘Greatest Generation’

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

The Film that Is the Holocaust: ‘Shoah’

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.


Thursday, May 9 2013

‘Napalm: An American Biography’ Is Insanely Readable

There is no bias here, no leftist or conservative agenda. This is simply an exhaustive history of napalm, from its beginnings as kind of a scientific puzzle for technocrats to one of the most widely despised symbols of war.


Monday, December 3 2012

What Lies Beneath Life’s Surfaces: Nancy Huston’s ‘Infrared’

In addition of her fluency in French and English, Nancy Huston is clearly at home in Italian culture, fluent not only in the language but the country’s history, literature, and art; as in all her works, her intellectual range is impressive.


Thursday, April 19 2012

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Steven Pinker’s ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’

Is it worst to be killed by a crazed mob wielding machetes or to die via conveyor belt and filing system? The Better Angels of Our Nature keeps falling victim to the halo effect, creating an aura around reason itself.


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Call of Duty: World at War (Reviews) [8.Jan.09]
POV: Inheritance (Reviews) [10.Dec.08]
Holo-Cost (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Dec.08]
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Short Ends and Leader) [20.Nov.08]
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Reviews) [14.Nov.08]
Why, Spike, Why? (Columns) [16.Oct.08]
Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (Reviews) [18.Jul.07]
Black Book (Zwartboek) (2006) (Reviews) [15.May.07]
An Unnamed Chapter (Features) [18.Apr.07]
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