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Erik Larson
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Toni
Toni rated it 2 years ago
A saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the BlitzFrom newly available sources, declassified files and personal diaries, Erik Larson chronicles Winston Churchill’s life during his first year as prime minister and during the London Blitz. This compelling portrait shows in a cinematic way how ...
Toni
Toni rated it 2 years ago
A saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the BlitzFrom newly available sources, declassified files and personal diaries, Erik Larson chronicles Winston Churchill’s life during his first year as prime minister and during the London Blitz. This compelling portrait shows in a cinematic way how ...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 3 years ago
While interesting, this book was just not very satisfying, in the end. If it was supposed to be a story of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, then I would have wanted a lot more of the first person experiences of those who attended it and more of how it impacted daily life in the century that followed. ...
Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it 3 years ago
I loved this book. It grabbed my attention immediately and filled in some gaps in my understating of the events leading to the American entrance to the war. Larson has once again proven his standing as one of the leading non-fiction writers in this decade.The way Larson wove the passenger’s personal...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
If I had to rate the Henry H. Holmes sections I would give it 5 stars, the same for the Daniel Hudson Burnham sections. Together though, this is a solid four star book. I think trying to mesh Holmes and Burnham together doesn't really work in the end. Probably because we follow Holmes after the Fair...
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