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May.25.2011
After her father died, Leila Levinson found horrifying photographs his World War II Army trunk that revealed he had been among the liberators of Nordhausen Concentration Camp at the end of the war. Realizing these photographs might be clues to her father's emotional detachment and silence,...
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May.12.2011
See Ya is a story that crosses generations and histories. Lives are often stories not yet written down. Not always ended, either, which can fuse the living and telling into a path not always clear. Some tales take a long time to tell, especially when they start in 1944 and flow into 1996, and...
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Apr.06.2011
This book, which won the John Cairdi Prize for Poetry, selected by B. H. Fairchild, is inspired by historical situations and accounts letters, oral histories, news reports, etc., of individuals from both sides of the Pacific theater of World War II, including the home fronts. Barnstone writes...
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Mar.01.2011
When a young blacksmith s apprentice named Johann discovers that his homeland is contained entirely within a small music box, it s up to him to protect the only home he s ever known. With the help of an impossibly ancient knight, his best friend, Brigitta, and his trusty homemade sword, Johann...
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Jan.18.2011
With twenty-seven missions as a pilot under his belt, Del Aucoin is a seasoned veteran of WWII. But the strain of flying dangerous bomber missions over Germany has taken its toll, and Del chooses to stop flying before he gets himself and his crew killed. Del's superiors give him his orders: fly...
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Dec.08.2010
Tom Gregory is one of the "ninety-day-wonder" lieutenants in WWII. A knee injury keeps him state-side, where he becomes the commanding officer of an Italian prisoner of war camp in a tiny Oklahoma town. Tom falls in love with WAC lieutenant Connie Ballard and together they try to juggle...
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Oct.25.2010
MURIEL’S WAR: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance  The captivating story of a courageous woman who left a life of privilege for a world of danger and international intrigue.  Born into a wealthy meatpacking dynasty in Chicago and educated at Wellesley, raven-haired beauty Muriel Gardiner...
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Sep.08.2010
Growing up in Prussia (East Germany) was a wonderful experience for a young boy born into a Prussian diplomats family. That all changed when World War II began and at the age of fourteen, Gerd Brandt was swept up into a Russian POW camp and barely stayed alive working as a camp medic. This story...
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Jun.27.2010
Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2001 by the Christian Science Monitor, THE DEADWOOD BEETLE is an emotionally charged story of love and redemption that carries readers from the dark days of World War II to modern-day New York City and traces the wrenching life of Dr. Tristan Martens, an...
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Jun.04.2010
Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel — eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater ("Fiercely beautiful." The New York Times) — is a grand love story and an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are torn apart by war...