Tag Archives: World War II

Chasing The Demon by Dan Hampton

Chasing The Demon: A Secret History Of The Quest For The Sound Barrier, And The Band Of American Aces Who Conquered It This book should have been titled: Chasing the Swallow, and subtitled: The history of western civilization during the … Continue reading

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San Miguel by T.C. Boyle

From Goodreads:  “On a tiny, desolate, windswept island off the coast of Southern California, two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, come to start new lives and pursue dreams of self-reliance and freedom. Their extraordinary stories, full … Continue reading

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The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang

In 1937 the Japanese marched through China and made their way to Nanking, where over 300,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians were brutally tortured, raped and murdered.  This is a non-fiction account of  these atrocities. After World War II, Japanese officials … Continue reading

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To Say Nothing Of The Dog by Connie Willis

Ned Henry and Verity Kindle both work for the Oxford Time Travel Research Center, and have been charged with going back in time to recover the Bishop’s Bird Stump, last seen in Coventry Cathedral the night it was bombed by … Continue reading

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December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith

Harry Niles is an American who has spent nearly his entire life in Japan.  The son of missionaries, Harry grew up with Tokyo street kids and would have passed for Japanese if not for his gaijin looks. Fast forward to December … Continue reading

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The Girls Of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

During World War II, the race was on between the allies and the axis to build a super-weapon, a bomb which would decide the fate of the war.  In the sleepy hills of Tennessee, the Federal Government built a fenced-in, … Continue reading

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China Dolls by Lisa See

Always a Lisa See fan, I was eager to be absorbed into a world of Chinese historical fiction with this book.  China Dolls is actually set in San Francisco in 1938, where three friends, Ruby, Helen and Grace decide to put … Continue reading

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