Tag Archives: World War II

Finishing Will S. Hylton’s Vanished (pp. 105-265)

Thursday afternoon I started reading Will S. Hylton’s Vanished again. I surprised myself by finishing it. That provides an idea of my assessment of the book. Monday’s Material The section that I read Monday (pp. 105-265) begins with a sobering … Continue reading

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Reading the first 104 pages of Wil S. Hylton’s Vanished

At night, I read the first 104 pages of Wil S. Hylton’s Vanished – The Sixty Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II (2013). It’s about the crew of a U.S. B-24 bomber that was shot down during … Continue reading

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Friday, 8 December 2017 – Reading pages 1- 134 of When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

“Lombardi, a certain magic still lingers in the very name. It speaks of duels in the snow and the cold November mud” – John Facenda, narrator for NFL Films, sometimes known as The Voice of God (p. 14) Friday it … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Deserters by Charles Glass

The Deserters – A Hidden History of World War II by Charles Glass Publisher – The Penguin Press Copyright 2013 314 pages Rating – 6.5/10 Summary – Glass shines a light on the little-discussed aspect of World War II – … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Red One by Samuel Fuller

The Big Red One by Samuel Fuller Publisher – Bantam Books Copyright 1980 435 pages Rating – 6/10 Summary – Samuel Fuller follows five men in the Army’s First Infantry Division during World War II. They fight in North Africa, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shrapnel by William Wharton

Shrapnel by William Wharton Publisher – The Friday Project Copyright 2012 (in English; 1999 for the Polish original) 249 pages Rating – 7.5/10 Summary – “War for me, though brief, had been a soul-shaking trauma. I was scared, miserable and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Shadow Divers: The True Adventures of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson Copyright 2004 Publisher: Ballantine Books 356 pages Rating: 9.5/10 Summary: In 1991, a scuba diver … Continue reading

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