In honor of Memorial Day and all the men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom, some even giving their lives… we would like to spotlight some books we have read on the subject of veterans and/or war:

We had the honor of reading this book about WWII and a romance between and American soldier and a British nurse. To read reviews and interview, go here.

GoodReads will be having a 100 copy Kindle GiveAway for The Other
Side Of Courage beginning Jun 01 – Jun 08, 2018 in commemoration of
D-Day.

See Goodreads book page here.

Blurb:

Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the finest historians of our time, has written an extraordinary chronicle of World War II for young readers. From Japanese warplanes soaring over Pearl Harbor, dropping devastation from the sky, to the against-all-odds Allied victory at Midway, to the Battle of the Bulge during one of the coldest winters in Europe’s modern history, to the tormenting decision to bomb Nagasaki and Hiroshima with atomic weapons, The Good Fight brings the most horrific — and most heroic — war in history to a new generation in a way that’s never been done before.
In addition to Ambrose’s accounts of major events during the war, personal anecdotes from the soldiers who were fighting on the battlefields, manning the planes, commanding the ships — stories of human triumph and tragedy — bring the war vividly to life.
Highlighting Ambrose’s narrative are spectacular color and black-and-white photos, and key campaign and battlefield maps. Stephen E. Ambrose’s singular ability to take complex and multifaceted information and get right to its essence makes The Good Fight the book on World War II for kids.

My Review:

5 ***** stars!

This book is intended for kids to teach them the basics of WWII in all of its theaters of engagement, though I learned some things from it myself… has maps of the various battles, landing stages and troop movement. Has a map as well of the concentration camps in Europe (the only one I could not find was Treblinka in Poland, but since the map was in German from 1945, it may have had another name in German, but the map cuts off part of Poland too….) Excellent photographs throughout.One thing I never knew was “Those (soldiers) who managed to live through the conflict in Europe and those still alive in the Pacific had been convinced that their next mission would be the invasion of Japan, where casualties numbering in the hundreds of thousands were expected. Men who later got an eighty to ninety-five percent disability from the government (for fighting in the other campaigns) had been listed as fit for combat in Japan.” Incredible!I enjoyed this book, not only for just looking at all the period photos, but learning bits of trivia (like that above) that I had been unaware of. Quite educational!