Tag Archives: WWII

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr;2014; $27.00; 530 pages; Scribner, New York, NY; 978-1-4767-4658-6;purchased at Multnomah County Library, Title Wave Used Bookstore; 4/7/16-4/16/16 Why did I read this?  The Corner Reading Society, a book group I belong to, is reading this for our May meeting. An achingly beautiful look at the lives of […]

Zero Night, The Untold Story of World War Two’s Greatest Escape by Mark Felton

Zero Night, The Untold Story of World War Two’s Greatest Escape by Mark Felton; 2014; $25.99; 299 pages; Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY; 978-1-250-07374-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 3/27/16-3/29/16 An escape unlike any other from a camp deep inside Germany by a group of English and other commonwealth officers.  Think The Great Escape with […]

The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell

The Train to Crystal City, FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell; 2015; $30.00; 392 pages; Scribner, New York, NY; 9781451693669; I don’t remember how or where I got this; 2/26/16-3/2/16 Why did I read this?  Because it looked interesting and was a piece […]

The Port Chicago 50, Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

The Port Chicago 50, Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin; 2014; $19.99; 200 pages; 978-1-59643-796-8; purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 2/23/16-2/24/16 Why did I read this?  I had heard about the Port Chicago 50 but I didn’t anything about what had actually happened. In 1944 at Port Chicago, […]

One of the two best books so far this year!

Burdy by Karen Spears Zacharias; 2015; $15.00; 182 pages; Mercer University Press, Macon, GA; 978-0-88146; 539-6; purchased from Amazon.com; 9/4/15-9/8/15 A follow up to Karen’s debut, Mother of Rain, Burdy begins to receive someone that she thought was dead.  As she corresponds with him she decides to visit him and see if she can determine while he […]

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