Kathryn Atwood

Reviewer Kathryn Atwood:  Kathryn is the author of Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue:  Click Here To View More Of Kathryn's   Reviews.

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Author: Richard Schilling, Foreword by Ted Kooser

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 978-0-8032-2260-1

Author: Jerry L. Jennings as told by Ida Hoffmann Firestone

ISBN: 978-0-9819417-8-3
Publisher: Beach Lloyd Publishers, LLC

Author: John R. Bruning

Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 978-0-7603-3990-9

Editor: Michael Dregni,

Foreword by Sunny Burgess

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN:  978-0-7603-4062-2

Author: Patrick J. Jung

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 978-0-8061-3994-4

Author: Phil Nordyke

ISBN: 13:978-0-7603-3914-5
Publisher: Zenith Press

Author:   Kingsley M. Bray

ISBN: 978-0-8061-3785-8: 978-0-8061-3986-9

Author: Cipora Hurwitz

ISBN: 13: 978-1885881380

The writing style of Forbidden Strawberries, the memoir of Cipora Hurwitz, a Polish Jew forced to grow up during the Holocaust, is stark, matter-of-fact, and not necessarily elegant, but because of this simplicity and especially because of Hurwitz's vivid recollections, it is powerfully emotive.

Author: Bill Yenne

ISBN 13: 978-0-7603-3913-8

That Bill Yenne is a readable author and passionate researcher has never been more clearly seen than in his book, The American Aircraft Factory in WWII. Filled with a plethora of photographs, the text offers readers reams of information regarding U.S. wartime plane production.

Author: Bill Yenne
ISBN-10: 0760337780 : ISBN-13: 978-0760337783
Zenith Press

There have been many books written about Himmler’s SS, the organization that began as Hitler’s Schutzstaffel (“protection squad”) and ended up the multi-layered behemoth most responsible for war crimes in Nazi Germany. However, Bill Yenne’s book, Hitler’s Master of the Dark Arts, has a slightly different purpose than most of these: to show the background and origins of Nazi racial philosophy and how these philosophies made the SS tick.

Author: William E. Farr

Publisher: Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 978-0-8061-4014-8

When Julius Seyler, a successful German Impressionist painter, found himself in Glacier National Park, Montana, during the summer of 1913, he encountered – and painted – some gorgeous landscapes. And some Blackfeet Indians.

Author: Thomas R. Flagel

ISBN-10: 1402242751 : ISBN-13: 978-1402242755

The History Buff’s Guide to the Civil War
is an excellent tool with which to initiate a personal study of the conflict -- while being a solid reference for those with some previous knowledge -- on the eve of the war’s 150th anniversary.

Author: Brenda Maddox

ISBN: 978-0-230-10518-8

In this sympathetic biography of the celebrated 19th century novelist, George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), Brenda Maddox clearly presents the author and the creation of her books, some of English literature’s most unforgettable.

Author:Terry Taylor

ISBN 13:978-60059-394-9

Eco Books is an interesting if occasionally quirky look at the idea of creating journals from recycled materials, showcasing the work and projects of numerous book artists

Author: Paula Marantz Cohen

ISBN-13: 978-1402243554

ISBN-10: 1402243553

Publisher: Sourcebooks

What Alice Knew is a fascinating and entertaining fictionalized “what if” look at the Jack the Ripper Murders (sometimes referred to as the Whitechapel Murders) if the case had been solved by the three famous James siblings, William, Henry, and Alice.

Author: R. David Edmunds

ISBN: 978-0-8061-2069-0

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Edmunds doesn’t seem to miss much else and his book, which the University of Oklahoma Press claims to be “the first scholarly history of the Potawatomis,” is an enlightening and engaging read.

Authors: Sherry H. Penney and James D. Livingston
ISBN: 1-55849-446-4
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

A Very Dangerous Woman, like its subject, is intelligent but accessible, a long overdue biography on a very interesting – if occasionally, dangerous -- woman

Author: Richard Overy
ISBN: 978184908 3942
Publisher: Osprey Publishing

It’s difficult to believe that War in the Pacific, a new oversized book from Osprey Publishing which coincides with the recent HBO special, is only 56 pages long because it packs in so much information regarding the Pacific conflicts of WWII

Author: Chaim M. Rosenberg.
 Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
 ISBN: 978-0-7385-2521-1

There are many books about the epochal Columbian Exposition, the cultural, commercial, and technological watershed whose wonders awed the 28 million visitors who ambled through “The White City” between May and October of 1893.  But one book arguably contains more detail than most others: Chaim M. Rosenberg’s America at the Fair: Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

Authors: Elsebeth Gynther and Christine Clemmensen
ISBN: 13:978-I-60059-386-4
Publisher: Lark Books

 Perhaps the book isn’t for the experienced collage artist but it’s an extremely useful tool for the beginner and will also provide the scrapbooker and/or card-maker with a plethora of new ideas in order to take their craft to a new artistic level

Author: E-Merging Writers.com.
ISBN 13: 978-0595346592: ISBN 13: 978-1448634392: ISBN 13: 978-1442184183

These collections are full of star material which would greatly enrich anyone’s library . . . or stage.

Author: Syrie James
ISBN: 978-0-06-164837-3

The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brönte is a well-crafted book and an absolute delight for those Charlotte Bronte fans who can never get enough biographical facts of Jane Eyre’s alter ego

Author:  Kenneth K. Koskodan
ISBN: 13: 978 1 84603 365 0
Publisher: Osprey Publishing

It is very possible that stories of the major Polish contributions to the Allied cause were swept under the rug out of sheer embarrassment

Author: Dr. William B. Stanford
ISBN: 978-0-595-43311-7
Publisher: iUniverse

Lizzi and Fredl is the memoir of Frederick and Alice Steiner, Austrian Catholics who fled Austria in August, 1938, months after the Anschluss (the annexation of Austria to Nazi German).

Author: Anton Chekhov
Translated by Peter Sekirin.
ISBN: 978-1-933648-86-6

The stories collected in A Night in the Cemetery aren’t necessarily the work of a master craftsmen but it’s obvious that their author was well on his way to becoming just that. This collection is a fascinating read to anyone interested in the evolution of a literary master and also provides a close-up (if extremely wry) glimpse of Imperial Russia

Author: Sonya N. Jason
ISBN: 978-0-7864-3832-7

In a way, Maria Gulovich was an accidental heroine of WWII but in a profound way, she was a very deliberate one. No one forced her to hide Jews in the Slovakian grade school where she was a teacher, but when a leader of the Slovakian underground discovered what she had done, he gave her a choice: either face Nazi arrest for hiding Jews or work as a courier for the Slovakian underground. She chose to become a courier

Author: Peter L. Benson, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-0-470-29494-8

Sometimes it takes a self-help book to state the nearly-obvious, but Dr. Peter Benson’s book, “Sparks” does this so well and contains such crucially valuable information that it is definitely worth a read.

Author: Alice Resch Synnestvedt

ISBN: 0-96-48042-6-3

Publisher: Intentional Productions

During World War Two, Alice Resch Synnestvedt, working in southern France with the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, helped rescue dozens of Jewish children from certain death in Nazi concentration camps.

Author: Fernande K. Davis
Publisher: Beach Lloyd Publishers

Memoirs written against a particular historical backdrop can make that history come alive in clarifying and startling ways. Girl in the Belgian Resistance is a marvelous example.

Author: Muriel P. Engelman, WWII Army Nurse, retired R.N.
ISBN:  978-0-595-48110-1
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

Kathryn Atwood, one of the Bookpleasures' reviewers interviews Muriel Engelman author of Mission Accomplished: Stop the Clock

Author: Muriel P. Engelman, WWII Army Nurse, retired R.N.

ISBN: 978-0-595-48110-1

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

Ms. Engelman might not be able to stop the clock from ticking, but she has done a great service in writing a memoir of her eight decades, not only for WWII aficionados, but for anyone interested in a wide variety of human characters, painted in vivid and humorous detail.

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