Tag Archive | World War II

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Nazi Germany’s Rocket Science: The History of The Third Reich’s Experimental Weapons Technology and Research During WW11

A fascinating account of the years after World War II, when the Western Allies and the Soviet Union were divvying up what was left of Nazi Germany and the ruins throughout Europe. Of course, one of the most valuable assets, was, the great technology that the Nazis were able to implement both before and during […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Hitler’s Preemptive War: The Battle for Norway 1940 by Henrik Lunde

For all of you history buffs out there, this was an interesting look at Hitler’s Nazi regime during World War II, as they sought to ensure their supply lines to the troops as they became increasingly spread out and fighting on both the Eastern and Western fronts, which we all know by history now, eventually […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – China’s Long March: 6000 Miles of Danger by Jean Fritz

In 1986, author, Jean Fritz went to China and talked to survivors of the Long March. It is from their recollections and her own broad, personal knowledge of Chinese history that Fritz has written one of the most compelling accounts of the incredible 6,000-mile journey across China made by the Communist Army in 1934 and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Ultimate Battle (The Last Epic Struggle of World War II) by Bill Sloan

Wow, this was an incredible read/listen to a great book that went into a lot of the gory details about the Battle of Okinawa, during World War II, leading up to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan, ordered by Pres. Truman. So many lives were lost in this epic battle (over 250,000 American […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Lindbergh vs Roosevelt: The Rivalry That Divided America by James P. Duffy

This was a fascinating look at two of history’s most visible and popular characters of the early 20th century. Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and, aviation pioneer, an American hero, Charles Lindbergh. No one knows why the rivalry grew between the two of them exactly, but there was definitely a rivalry. Maybe it was jealousy, maybe […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream by Arianna Huffington

It’s not an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species and that the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living has become as outdated as an Edsel with an eight-track player – that the United States of America is in danger of becoming a third world nation. The evidence is […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: World War Two: History In An Hour by Rupert Colley

I absolutely love these short “history in an hour” books written by Rupert Colley, as he does such an excellent job in condensing down history into bite-size pieces, that keep your attention throughout, but yet give you great amount of detail. This book, here is about World War II, which we all know, has filled […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Burning of The Reichstag by Charles River Editors

This book is about the historic event of the burning of the Reichstag building in which the Nazis could blame the communist for all of the craziness that was going on at the time. The Reichstag building was the building in Berlin where the elected members of the Republic met to conduct the daily business […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Japan 1941 – Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hotta

Wow!!! This was an absolutely riveting book in regards to Japan (circa 1941) and its military leaders who led Japan into a war that the vast majority of people knew they could not win. Japan made strategic maneuvers such as aligning themselves with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but all […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer by Scott Andrew Selby

This was a fascinating account of an actual serial killer who was on the loose during World War II, when the Third Reich of Nazi Germany was in total control of Germany and on the verge of conquering Europe. The serial killer, was a model German citizen, a family man, party member and actually a […]

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