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WWII + VI

by Laura Leavitt

"WWII + VI" is a pleasing memoir that combines world events with personalized accounts of surviving the war. Johan Zwaan’s memoir "WWII + VI" focuses on his early childhood experiences of the war and its aftermath in the Netherlands.... Read More

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Tree Story

by Matt Sutherland

Oh, the things we know by the way trees grow: about the planet’s climate over the past couple thousand years, about population fluctuation from ancient Rome forward, about solar radiation variations, atmospheric pressure systems,... Read More

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No Bridges Blown

by Matt Sutherland

The four years of Nazi occupation from 1940 to 1944 surely rank as one of the most painful periods in France’s long history. Beyond the dread of having the Germans roll over the five-million-strong French army in six weeks, taking more... Read More

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Paris, City of Dreams

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The re-creation of Paris from a medieval urban maze to the city of lights and boulevards comes to life in Mary McAuliffe’s historical exposé Paris, City of Dreams. When Louis-Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, took power in... Read More

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Hitler's True Believers

by Eileen Gonzalez

In his historical study Hitler’s True Believers, Robert Gellately examines the motivations and rationalizations behind German popular support for the Third Reich. Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 is one of the most important and... Read More

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