Category Archives: Military

Sons And Soldiers by Bruce Henderson

During World War II, the allies had a secret weapon: German-born Jews who volunteered their service in the U.S. military were trained in interrogating prisoners and collecting information.  The 2,000 man team, known as Ritchie Boys, served in European combat and, … Continue reading

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The Catcher Was A Spy by Nicholas Dawidoff

The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life Of Moe Berg Moe Berg went to Princeton to be a lawyer, but then decided to play baseball, which annoyed his family no end. He was a catcher for the Brooklyn Robins … Continue reading

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The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell

The Tunnels: Escapes Under The Berlin Wall And The Historic Films The JFK White House Tried To Kill An interesting look at a small piece of the Cold War. One thing I didn’t know: Kennedy was in favor of the … Continue reading

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Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose

What makes a good movie or book even better?  Knowing that it actually happened.  The AMC series TURN is a fantastic bingeworthy show about the Culper Ring –  a spy ring out of Setauket, NY that helped turn the tide of … Continue reading

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Pitching My Way Through World War II by Joy & Rosanne Bliss

Pitching My Way Through World War II: Letters Home To North Dakota; co-written with G. L. Dybwad. Private First Class Vernon E. Ellingson was just a Midwest boy who was drafted into WWII. Growing up in Grand Forks, ND his … Continue reading

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The Great Leader And The Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden

The Great Leader And The Fighter Pilot: A True Story About the Birth of Tyranny in North Korea Harden paints a bleak picture of Kim Il-Sung. We also get to see the primary role that Stalin’s Soviet Union, and Mao’s … Continue reading

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Thundersticks by David J. Silverman

Thundersticks: Firearms And The Violent Transformation Of Native America is the story of trade between the white man and the Native Americans. Trade is what made colonization possible, so what did the Indian tribes trade? Guns. Lots and lots of … Continue reading

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