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“Machines have already taken over, however, in Thomas Pynchon’s wildly satiric World War II novel, Gravity’s Rainbow. The title refers to the downward trajectory of the V-2 rockets fired at London and Antwerp in the fall of 1944 following ‘Brentschluss’ (burnout), when, fuel gone, gravity took over. 520 more words
It’s a horrible anniversary, but all the more necessary to keep because of the horror: 60 years ago in May 1945 U.S. soldiers led by General Dwight Eisenhower liberated the Dachau concentration camp. 532 more words
Correction appended, May 9.
Plenty of Americans have grown up hearing their grandfathers’ World War II stories. But, for Mary Jean and Susan Eisenhower, those stories could have—and actually have—filled many books. 766 more words