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bob-mustin's picture
Apr.05.2014
I've often heard that the ones who see the wort of war don't talk about it; it's the "hang-backs" who see the glory, the romance to such nasty business. Still, time can heal somewhat, and so can a decades later memoir of conflicts such as the horrendous ones on the Eastern Front of WWII. ...
fran-lewis's picture
Mar.21.2014
The French Resistance is the major backdrop for this epic novel by Kate Mosse: Citadel. Playing more than just an important part in helping the allies to success in Western Europe and leading up to D-Day in June 1944 the French Resistance supplied the allies with important intelligence reports....
mary-lochridge's picture
Mar.17.2014
This is a part of a series of essays about precious time I spent with my 89-year old father, Frank, in November, 2013.  It was just before he was moved into a dementia facility.  (see previous Me and Frank posts) Do you know where Shirley is?   You have a car?...
fran-lewis's picture
Mar.13.2014
The Obedient Assassin: John Davidson Sitting in a shed where the air permeates a stench that would make you sick and your clothes are so filthy you can hardly stand yourself is a young Lieutenant named Ramon Mercader. A lieutenant in the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War, he is...
robert-earle's picture
Feb.20.2014
Alan Furst has made a sturdy novelistic career out of having mastered the history of WWII in Europe, notably Eastern Europe and Turkey, with pleasant excursions in Paris and sometimes London. Blood of Victory is a story about a network of anti-Nazi activists attempting to deprive Hitler of Romania...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.24.2014
"Everything, All At Once, Forever" by Michael Wehunt   One of the best things about reading short stories is that they're (duh) short.  This one was just four pages long (on my computer screen anyway) and very well-written.  Very emotionally-draining and depressing, too, but don't...
annette-talbert's picture
Dec.14.2013
It was a familiar feeling. The lump of disappointment left her throat aching and a bitter aftertaste as it settled in her gut. She didn't know why she continued to get her hopes so high. She should know by now. Nothing turns out the way she expected.  The day had started with a promise~ she...
barry-eva's picture
Nov.23.2013
Talented author Kristina McMorris how she had been host of weekly TV shows since age nine, including an Emmy® Award-winning program.  While interviewing her grandmother for a cookery book she learned of her grandparent’s war time romance, this was the basis for her best selling multi award...
rosy-cole's picture
Nov.11.2013
  On the 95th Anniversary of Armistice Day They are focused on an interior landscape. The barrel of the lens will reach far into the future, capturing a moment in time more powerfully than any modern app. He sports a soldier's uniform, an officer in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, standing a...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.01.2013
Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States     I don’t often give movie reviews this degree of treatment, but Stone’s  story here is an ultra-long documentary, and it’s somewhat important for what it accomplishes. In the movie’s preamble Stone professes to be disturbed by...