Did you know that the impetus to get the US into WWI was, in part, because Germany proposed an alliance with Mexico and even offered certain US territories to Mexico? Intrigued, click here to read about all the circumstances surrounding our joining the fray as well as the intercepted telegram.Read More
The Last Fighter Pilot is the thrilling story covering a part of Captain Jerry Yellin’s time in the war from March – August 1945–V-J Day. Having already felt the depth of Captain Yellin’s experiences by reading Of War & Weddings, I expected that emotional connection to play a large role in his collaboration with author Don Brown.Read More
Jerry Yellin was a captain and fighter pilot going on many missions throughout the Pacific and over Japan. He is the last fighter pilot to fly a combat mission as the war was coming to a close. This is the remarkable story of how a World War II Veteran of the Pacific makes peace with the nation and people of Japan decades after the war.Read More
We tried to do tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC years ago and went through part of the changing exhibit. By the time we were done, we were mentally and spiritually exhausted and couldn’t find the energy to use our timed tickets to walk the permanent section.Read More
Antony Beevor’s approach was unique–he gathered information from every military force, and I think non-military, involved in the entire D-Day campaign. In so doing, he gave a 360 viewpoint of what was happening at each step of this complex battle. I had to keep reminding myself that these leaders did not have drones and cell phones andRead More
A Year in the World, Frances Mayes
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