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Big Week by James Holland

Subtitled “The Biggest Air Battle of World War II” this book tells the story of the combined bomber campaign in the last week of February 1944.  That means Eighth Air Force, Fifteenth Air Force and Bomber Command.  That was a … Continue reading

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The Battle of Midway by Craig L Symonds

Do we really need another history of this well documented battle?  Well maybe not need, but this book proved to be a much appreciated addition to the what’s out there. This book is purely a narrative history; that is it … Continue reading

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Engineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy

This book was certainly an interesting surprise.  I was expecting something more specific about equipment and weapons development during the Second World War.  The subtitle is about “Problem Solvers”.  It might have been better called something like “How Things got … Continue reading

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A Dawn Like Thunder By Robert J. Mrazek

The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight This is an excellent look at a pivotal period from an unusual perspective. I’ve read several unit histories. Often they are a bit dull, except presumably to those with a close connection to … Continue reading

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Battle of Surigao Strait by Anthony Tully

Talk about an unexpected treasure, I think this book has been sitting in my “to read” pile for five years.  I do have a large pile, and I regularly buy books that look like they might be interesting and just … Continue reading

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Countdown to Pearl Harbor by Steve Twomey

The attack on Pearl Harbor is already coming to be one of my most visited topics!  But I had to share a few words about this excellent book.

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The American Civil War by John Keegan

The largest war fought on the North American continent and the bloodiest war for the United States, the Civil War is a huge part of the heritage of every American. John Keegan is among the most respected historians of this … Continue reading

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