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, 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, May 9 2013
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
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
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.
Thursday, September 22 2011
Kathy Peiss takes us back to a time whe “clothes make the man” led some to adopt a wild sartorial departure from the mainstream, and others to beat them viciously for it.