History

Book reviews on books dealing with history.

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    Fascinating look at what happens to morality during a time of extreme hardship

    5* Engrossing, informative, written with great passion

    Mildly interesting; wished it went deeper into topic

    3.5* TWA Flight 841 Falls From the Sky

    Book Review - Shot Down

    The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

    Fascinating!

    Time-Life does it again!

    The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One

    A visual companion to Angela McCourt's Ireland

    Target Sitting by Cathy Travis: Book Review

    Beginning the week after the 2001 attacks, "Target Sitting" carries readers through that heart-pounding day, the anthrax attack on Capitol Hill, and the full body shudder associated with working at the seat of government in the ensuing years. To deal with pressure and anxiety, Cathy Travis wrote a journal, a detailed rendition of the life and times of a wartime Capitol under attack from hostile forces inside the country. "Target Sitting" is a stark look at life in the target that al Qaeda missed in 2001. “Working on Capitol Hill was always brutal; it’s the NFL of politics,” said Travis. “Even the prospect of somebody blowing up the place was always part of our consciousness, just usually in the back of our minds. Part of the ethos of being a Capitol Hill staffer was to be tough enough to both do the work and stand the pressure of everything else.”

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