Crystal Goldman

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The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust

Readers with an interest in World War II, 20th-century political history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust should find this an incisive and insightful exploration of the leading figures of this period.
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Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II

These stories are at once poignant and gut-wrenching, and given their scope within the longer interviews conducted by Alexievich, the author’s overall literary intent becomes clearer throughout. Readers with an interest in World War II, oral history, 20th-century history, Russian and/or Soviet history would find this well worth reading. [See Prepub Alert, 1/7/19.]
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Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group

This multifaceted work will appeal to readers with an interest in U.S. national security, U.S. domestic terrorism, radical left-wing militancy, and U.S. law enforcement.

Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa

Johnson masterfully weaves historical details and current events into the interviews with her subjects, with each aspect enriching the broader tale. Highly recommended to readers with an interest in military history, women’s studies, women’s history, and Japanese-U.S. relations.

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Purnell's work is well researched, fast paced, and gives a captivating look at one of World War II's unsung heroes. This will interest readers intrigued by the history of espionage as well as women's and military history. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

As well researched and engrossing as her previous books, showcasing her adroit ability to weave personal narratives, political intrigue, and wartime developments to tell a riveting story, Olson's latest is highly recommended to readers interested in World War II, the history of espionage, women's history, and European history.
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The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines

This well-researched and well-written work delves into an aspect of women's service in wartime that is not often portrayed, resulting in a refreshingly critical narrative that might appeal more to scholars than armchair historians.

Code Name: Lise; The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

Reading like a thrilling spy novel and the most exciting sort of nonfiction—well researched, well written, and fast paced enough to keep the pages turning—this will interest fans of the history of espionage, World War II history, military history, women's history, and biography.
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Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan

While the prose is perhaps not as tight as one might expect from a journalist, the stories here are well worth a read. Recommended to those with an interest in the war in Afghanistan, military history, women's history, gender studies, and biography.—Crystal Goldman, Univ. of California, San Diego Lib.

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