Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm
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 memories of witnesses. They put flesh on …
Published: August 08, 2012 at 10:08 am
The soldier bear who went to war for Poland
Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:38 am
Letter From American History, October 2012, Columbus, Ind.
Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
A new production on Broadway, The Columnist, which ran April through June 2012, examines the life of famed Cold War–era journalist Joseph Alsop (1910-89), whose op-ed column "Matter of Fact" ran in hundreds of newspapers for nearly 40 …
Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
On his first helicopter assault, he jumped and ran the wrong way; his company was 30 ft. away, facing the other direction
Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Willis' skill as a Huey pilot in 1966 is surpassed by his humorous storytelling, incisive commentary on the Vietnam War, wars in general and the warriors who wage them
Published: July 02, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest: Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga by Jack Hurst
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Rudolf Hess’s peace mission to Britain was one of the war’s most astonishing events. Was the deputy führer a madman who acted alone, as many believe? Or did British Intelligence have a hand in his bizarre and fateful trip?
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:35 pm
FILMING THE CAMPS
John Ford, Samuel Fuller,
From Hollywood to Nuremberg
The Museum of Jewish Heritage,
New York City. Through October 14, 2012.
The 1945 Nuremberg Trials marked many firsts, including the first time movies were used as …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:34 pm
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 German saboteur. Stoked by ever-present war stories …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:26 pm
On March 15, 1939, German troops marched through Prague's historic Wenceslas Square and occupied what was left of the Czechoslovak Republic—only six months after British prime minister Neville Chamberlain had bartered the Sudetenland to Adolf Hitler for "peace in …
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:24 pm
A counterintelligence officer explains why she pulled the trigger
Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:22 pm
A letter by Reverend James McCallum, written during the brutal beginning of Japanese occupation.
Published: May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm
A picture book of never-before published Vietnam War photos cleverly interlaced with quotes, snippets from oral histories and firsthand accounts
Published: May 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm
As an artist, he understood that he would have to wade the rivers and face death to get beyond surface appearances
Published: May 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm
In 2008, Horst Faas appeared at the Newseum in Washington to pay tribute to the photographers who went down in a helicopter over Laos. (Photo: Don North)In 1965 as a green kid with a $30 35mm Yashika and a fixed …