The Last Year of the War
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Last Year of the War


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492173


The Last Year of the War Book Description :

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American tee...

The Last Year of the War
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Last Year of the War


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492166


The Last Year of the War Book Description :

1943. When Elise Sontag's father is arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathiser, the family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese American teen from Los Angeles. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible, she must discover whether she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and reclaim her own destin...

The Last Year of the War
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Last Year of the War


  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492159


The Last Year of the War Book Description :

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943--aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from ...

Hymns of the Republic
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Hymns of the Republic


  • Author : S. C. Gwynne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501116247


Hymns of the Republic Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War. The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of the most compelling narratives and one of history’s great turning points. Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final e...

No Man s Land
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

No Man s Land


  • Author : John Toland
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525563266


No Man s Land Book Description :

1918: The end of the war to end all wars. The end of an era for victors and vanquished alike. When Germany launched the Ludendorf Offensives—the most massive military bombardment of World War I—they seemed certain to win. But when American troops began arriving in droves, the Allies' certain defeat became a decisive victory. No Man's Land takes us into the trenches, behind enemy lines, into military strategy sessions and through the corridors of power in London, Paris, Berlin, and Washington in a brilliant account of one of the most fateful years in Western history. Drawing on new sources—diaries, memoirs, vivid personal experiences—here is a book that for sheer excitement, drama, vigor, and emotional impact rivals the greatest novels, histor...

The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War


  • Author : Shirley Nelson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004-10-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592449248


The Last Year of the War Book Description :

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The Guns at Last Light
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

The Guns at Last Light


  • Author : Rick Atkinson
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429943673


The Guns at Last Light Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narr...

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe


  • Author : Alfred Price
  • Publisher : Frontline Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848328679


The Last Year of the Luftwaffe Book Description :

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe is the classic story of a once all-conquering force struggling to stave off an inevitable and total defeat. This superbly written book gives a complete account of Luftwaffe operations during the last twelve months of the fighting in Europe including the dramatic Bodenplatte (or 'Baseplate') offensive over the Ardennes in December 1944. In this comprehensive examination of Hitler's air force, Dr Alfred Price examines its state from May 1944 to May 1945, analysing not only the forces available to it, but also the likely potential, and impact, of new aircraft and weapons systems. He also assesses the Luftwaffe's High Command's performance and the effect of Allied attacks and operations. In doing so he rejects a number of l...