Saturday, December 20, 2014

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General (The Killing of Historical Figures) by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

5 of 5 stars  *****

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard have written another excellent history with Killing Patton. The captivating writing style of O'Reilly and the diligent research by Dugard uncover facts that are brought to the public to educate and fascinate. The book reveals the intricacies of politics, war decisions, and international relations between countries and great historical figures that span the world. This book also presents the slice of life in an intimate way regarding the people around the historical figure. This is where the real human experience affects the outcome of the drama known as World War II. There is no better theater than to follow the life of General George S. Patton Jr. during this war and on these pages.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Killer Angels : A Novel of the Civil War (The Civil War: 1861-1865 #2) by Michael Shaara, Stephen Hoye (Narrator)

5 our of 5 stars  *****

Excellent story about events that really took place in the town of Gettysburg, PA, during the Civil War. I have visited the site and was taken on a tour by one of the descendants of the town people who lived there in 1863. This story takes me back to sites like Little Round Top where heroics occur during the bloody death struggle of war between brothers. A fictional history is a great vehicle to take me through the streets of the town, the Blue Ridge Mountain pathways, and the fertile fields of eastern Pennsylvania. Michael Shaara captures the personalities of folks who live in this country setting and brings them to life in a compelling tale of one of America's most famous battles.