WWII

The Hotel on Place Vendome

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The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061791086
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Published: Harper - March 11th, 2014

Author Tilar Mazzeo brings to life the magic of the Hotel Ritz, the glorious luxury hotel in the heart of Paris, during the Occupation. Despite the raging war, the hotel carries on becoming the headquarters for Hermann Goring and home to the rich and famous, including Coco Chanel. Rich in atmosphere and intrigue, The Hotel on Place Vendome is a fascinating portrait of Paris, World War II and a hotel that somehow survived it all and continues to thriveto this day. 

Nathan


All the Light We Cannot See

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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner - May 6th, 2014

I bypassed this book originally because I have had my fill of World War II books, but decided to read it when I heard the rumor (false), that the author is related to writer Harriet Doerr. I’m glad I changed my mind! All the Light We Cannot See weaves together interesting characters, a captivating plot, beautifully rendered settings, a lyrical writing style and multiple layers of metaphor and meaning into an imminently readable and unforgettable novel.

 

Porter Square Bookstore Book Group


An Elephant in the Garden

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An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312593698
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 25th, 2011

A thoroughly humane and accessible tale of WWII survival that follows one family's trek across Germany after the fire bombing of Dresden, accompanied by a young zoo elephant. Recounted by an old lady in a nursing home to a young boy, and loosely based on real events, it is a poignant tale of the effects of war on both sides.  It includes just the right amount of danger to keep it exciting, but is thought provoking enough to raise awareness of the sacrifices made and bravery exhibited in WWII.

Susannah


Mantle of Command

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The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941–1942 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547775241
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 13th, 2014

Mantle of Command is a masterful re-examination of the under appreciated but pivotal role played by FDR in all the Allied strategic decisions in World War II. With fascinating detail Hamilton compelling narrates how FDR, often at odds with Churchill and his own generals, skillfully maneuvers the Allies to yield to his vision of the best way to achieve victory, a victory that was by no means assured in the early days of the war. Dale


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