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How to Lose WWII. It is a compilation of essays and doesn't cover the Pacific. If you are looking for a nice introductory book on the war in Europe this might work well. If you already know a lot then there are no new insights presented here.







Dave has finished  
Unbroken
Anna Karenina
Bond of Brothers
Of Mice and Men 
Slaughterhouse Five
Manhunt 
Clan of the Cave Bear
With the Old Breed 
Bowling Alone 
The Hobbit
Speeches That Changed the World
Hell and Highwater
Mark Twain
Grover Cleveland's Rubber Jaw
A Separate Peace
Military History (he reads it every month)
Discipline With Dignity
World at War Magazine
Enemy at the Gates
The Beatles England 
Tarawa: The Story of a Battle
A Game of Thrones 
How the U.S. Got Involved in Vietnam 
Breakfast at Tiffany's 
     
     

     

         

   


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            Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945
         
         

            0 of 5 stars
         
         

            Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945
         
         

            by Rana Mitter
         
     
     

         

            Earth Strike
         
         

            3 of 5 stars
         
         

            Earth Strike
         
         

            by Ian Douglas
         
         

            If you like hard-core science fiction action at the speed of light, Ian Douglas's first book in this trilogy is for you. Written in a smooth style with emphasis on action over character, it none-the-less delivers a satisfying space opera...
         
     
     

         

            Tarawa: The story of a battle
         
         

            5 of 5 stars
         
         

            Tarawa: The story of a battle
         
         

            by Robert Lee Sherrod
         
         

            Outstanding first-hand narrative of this horrific engagement in the Central Pacific in November 1943. The taking of Tarawa by U.S. Marines was the first ever amphibious assault on a fortified shore. Though Tarawa is only about a square m...
         
     
     

         

            The Wise Man's Fear
         
         

            5 of 5 stars
         
         

            The Wise Man's Fear
         
         

            by Patrick Rothfuss
         
         

            I almost rated this four stars as it seemed to ramble too long at times, but it's just too good in so many other ways. And the payoff is hugely satisfying. Rothfuss has built a fresh, clever and imaginative world. A wonderful character w...
         
     
     

         

            The Guns of Navarone
         
         

            4 of 5 stars
         
         

            The Guns of Navarone
         
         

            by Alistair MacLean
         
         

            Very well written in a style that doesn't seem dated. An exciting thriller.
         
     
     

         

            The Angry Hills
         
         

            3 of 5 stars
         
         

            The Angry Hills
         
         

            by Leon Uris
         
         

            Mildly entertaining thriller that takes place in Greece in the early days of WW II. Written in the mid 1950's, it seems dated in many ways, but I picked up this book partially for the nostalgia invoked by reading of fiction of this time ...
         
     
     

         

            A Short History of World War II
         
         

            5 of 5 stars
         
         

            A Short History of World War II
         
         

            by James L. Stokesbury
         
         

         
         
     
     

         

            Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943
         
         

            4 of 5 stars
         
         

            Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943
         
         

            by Ed Ruggero
         
         

            Well written. Starts quickly and flows smoothly. The first third of the book covers the establishment of the Airborne, gathering and training of the first troops, which is interesting but not engrossing (for me). Once they start the assa...
         
     
     

         

            One Christmas in Washington
         
         

            5 of 5 stars
         
         

            One Christmas in Washington
         
         

            by David J. Bercuson
         
         

            A fascinating look at the month in 1941 just after Pearl Harbor when Winston Churchill crossed the Atlantic to finally "welcome" President Roosevelt into World War II. Together these two giants sketched out plans for formation of "the gr...
         
     
     

         

            Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
         
         

            4 of 5 stars
         
         

            Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
         
         

            by Hampton Sides
         
         

            Thoroughly engrossing. So real you will want to keep quinine and a canteen of fresh water nearby.
         
     
     

         

            An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
         
         

            4 of 5 stars
         
         

            An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
         
         

            by Rick Atkinson
         
     
     

         

            Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery
         
         

            3 of 5 stars
         
         

            Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery
         
         

            by Terry Jones
         
         

            As you might expect from the author, this book is breezy and fun. But as you might NOT expect from the author, this book is informative and thoughtful. A good overview of English history of the period. Turgid it is NOT and the numerous p...
         
     
     

         

            The Name of the Wind
         
         

            4 of 5 stars
         
         

            The Name of the Wind
         
         

            by Patrick Rothfuss
         
     
 
 

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