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Death narrates an outstanding tale of bravery and hope

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To be very honest the description of The Book Thief didn’t grip me initially, the story of a young girl hiding a Jew in the basement of her adopted parents home whilst having her story narrated by death all sounded a little maudlin. 412 more words

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Landscape of Dead Metaphors

The Landscape of Dead Metaphors is a petrified geography where dreams of Empire come to rest in a soldier’s grave. Berlin 1945: living corpses gather in the streets to cheer Mother Courage, waving to the crowd from an automobile. 216 more words


The loss of Joe DiMaggio's Military Service time

Today, Nov. 25, 2014, would have marked Joe DiMaggio’s 100th birthday if the Yankee great were still alive. While happy birthday wishes have been sent out on Twitter and Instagram, there has also been one unruly word describing the Yankee Clipper’s career: Overrated. 217 more words


The Best/Worst Airplane of World War II

Part 1: The Worst

This is one of those discussions I’ve found myself in many times over the years.  Its a favorite topic among war gamers, model builders and amateur historians.   2,871 more words

World War II

Medals for Marriage

United Kingdom’s Prince Philip has a reputation for lacking tact in many of his public comments. Occasionally these comments can be turned on him immediately. An example of this is the time he was admiring the ample number of World War II medals on the chest of a Brazilian admiral. 91 more words


Pearl Harbor: Firing the First Defensive Shot

It was at last my senior year in high school. We were so excited to be graduating at the end of this school year. We had several new teachers that year because the school had enlarged. 561 more words


Casemate Spring 2015 Catalog

We’re pleased to present Casemate’s Spring 2015 catalog, featuring new and upcoming releases from our own line as well as from our great distribution publishers. 16 more words