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  • Maggie's Mission
    Maggie's Mission by Rachel Muller
    Maggie’s Mission, the second book of the Love/War series by Rachel Muller, ISBN: 9781505301991, 366 pgs. Available on Amazon or at www.racheldmuller.comMaggie’s Mission picks up the story which was started in Letters from Grace and...
  • Yalta Conference
    Snake in Soviet attire
    On February 4, 1945, the Yalta Conference began on a small island in the Black Sea. In attendance at the conference were US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. At this time,...
  • Above and Beyond: Stellar filmmaking sure runs in the Spielberg family
    Above and Beyond: Stellar filmmaking sure runs in the Spielberg family
    "Above andBeyond," produced by Nancy Spielberg(yes, sister to Steven), is a wild adventure tale you’ve got to see. It's a documentary about a team of Jewish-American pilots who, after surviving World War II, decided to risk...
  • Audie Murphy
    Legendary Audie Murphy
    A legend in his own time Audie Leon Murphy was a war hero, movie actor, writer of country and western songs and a poet. To read his biography, one would likely consider it more fiction than fact due to the many accomplishments it contains. Though...
  • God Bless America
    God used Irving Berlin to bless America
    The year was 1918 when Irving Berlin, while wearing his composer hat, penned the song, God Bless America. Berlin was on active duty with the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York when he originally composed the tune. He chose to set it...
  • The Imitation Game
    The Turing Test
    The Imitation Game: Rated “PG-13“ (114 minutes)Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen LeechDirected by: Morten TyldumDuring World War II the Germans created what they believed to be an...
  • Unbroken
    To Remain Unbroken
    Unbroken: Rated “PG-13“ (2 hours, 17 minutes)Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Garrett Hedlund, Finn WittrockDirected by: Angelina JolieJust when you thought that we were long past WWII films, we get...
  • Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion
    Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion
    During WWII, on 24 October 1944, Maj. GeneralJohn E. Dahlquist — against the advice of his senior officers — committed the 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry (36th Infantry Division, originally Texas National Guard), to an engagement in the...
  • Angelina Jolie is 'Unbroken' with her Christmas Day offering for the 2015 Oscars
    Angelina Jolie is 'Unbroken' with her Christmas Day offering for the 2015 Oscars
    Angelina Joliewas determined to make this epic film about Louis 'Louie' Zamperini after having read the bestselling novel by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”Zamperini...
  • National WWII Museum’s Newest Exhibit Pavilion Now Open: Campaigns of Courage
    National WWII Museum’s Newest Exhibit Pavilion Now Open: Campaigns of Courage
    Just 70 years ago the fate of the world hung by a thread. America was fighting a two-front war against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Titanic battles, on a scale never seen before or since, blazed across two vast oceans and three huge continents...
  • My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve
    'My Family for the War' by Anne C. Voorhoeve: Middle grade historical fiction
    "My Family for the War" by Anne C. Voorhoeve is a story about Jews during World War II, told with a slight twist. The protagonist is Jewish through her ancestry, but is actually a practicing Protestant. Hitler and his minions do not care...
  • Glenn Miller
    Solving the 70-year mystery of Glenn Miller's death
    It was 70 years ago today that Glenn Miller, the most popular big band leader of the late 1930s and early ‘40s, died in a plane crash.The trombonist and his group had been contributing to the war effort by entertaining U.S. troops stationed...
  • Jungle of Bones by Ben Mikaelsen
    'Jungle of Bones' by Ben Mikaelsen: Young adult survival story about change
    In "Jungle of Bones" by Ben Mikaelsen, the stubborn teenage boy who is the protagonist is on his way to a troubled future. His father was killed while reporting in Darfur, and his mother does not know how to cope with Dylan's anger...
  • MOVIE REVIEW:  There's nothing imitation about 'The Imitation Game'
    MOVIE REVIEW: There's nothing imitation about the 'The Imitation Game'
    As you are reading this column, be it online or in print, one of the people responsible for this luxury is the very man celebrated in “The Imitation Game” - Alan Turing. Although director Morten Tyldum focuses on Turing’s life in...
  • Arizona Memorial
    Reprint: Infamy forgotten?
    On December 7, 1941 we were given a black eye from a sucker punch delivered to us by the Japanese. This event in our history is a good time to reflect on the can do spirit that made this country great, that may or may not still exist. We briefly...