I really love this book; it’s a nice introduction to the Second World War, enhanced by spectacular photography and enlightening personal histories. I learned many things: The photo on p. 93 really struck me and taught me that our American soldiers fought and died for many foreigners as well. The personal accounts on pages 161 and 165 were invaluable and very vivid and moving. I really felt for the soldiers who fought there on Iwo and Okinawa. And Tibbets’s story on his dropping the A-bomb was nice to read; sadly, it goes to show the ambiguous morality of war….It’s really sad.

The World War II Memorial: A Grateful Nation RemembersThe World War II Memorial: A Grateful Nation Remembers by Douglas Brinkley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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