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Review: The Liberator by Alex Kershaw

The Liberator One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau By Alex Kershaw. 448 pp. Crown, 2012. $28. War is hell, but Felix Sparks, the central...
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Mein Kampf: The Sequel

In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler laid out a philosophy that would trigger global war. But a later volume, not published in his lifetime, is at least as shocking as his notorious My Struggle.
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Review: Ben Macintyre’s Double Cross

Double Cross The True Story of the D-Day Spies By Ben Macintyre. 416 pp. Crown, 2012. $26. While the Allies were securing their tenuous beachhead at Normandy, the Germans kept the bulk of their forces...
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Review: The Rape of Nanking, second edition

The Rape of Nanking The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II By Iris Chang. 314 pp. Basic, new edition 2012. $15.99. This passionate book, recently reissued, is bristling with facts, figures, and the...
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Game Review: Sniper Elite V2

Sniper Elite V2 puts players in the shoes of Karl Fairburne, a lone American OSS sniper operative deep behind enemy lines in Berlin in April 1945. Vicious fighting engulfs the city as the Soviets topple German...
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Book Review: Someone Talked!

SOMEONE TALKED! By R. Conrad Stein. 146 pp. Chiron Books, 2011. $7.95. It’s August 1944, and two 12-year-olds growing up in Chicago, Tony Avellini and Dan Zelinski, might have caught sight of a...
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Book Review: China’s Wings by Gregory Crouch

CHINA’S WINGS War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight By Gregory Crouch. 528 pp. Bantam, 2012. $30. The Shangri-La-ish dust jacket and breathless...
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Reading List: Anna Reid

A Writer at War Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941–1945 Vasily Grossman, edited and translated by Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova (2006) “Grossman was a war correspondent for the Red...
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Memoir ’44 is a New Spin on Old-School Fun

Memoir ’44 is distinctive in a way rare to most videogames: it’s one of only a handful that my girlfriend has ever really enjoyed, let alone wanted to play again. Made by longtime board game maker...
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Patton Cologne: The Smell of Victory

  Patton Men’s Cologne 3.4 oz, $45. theamericaline.org. There is Patton the man: an avid student of history and fluent in French, but peacockish and hungry for combat and glory. Then there is...