Omaha Beach On D-Day by Jean-David Morvan | Book Review

Why Did I Read Omaha Beach On D-Day? Omaha Beach On D-Day by Jean-David Morvan, Séverine Tréfouël, and illustrated by Dominque Bertail featuring photographs by Robert Capa seemed certain to be my kind of book. It’s a graphic novel set during one of the most pivotal events of World War II. Also, everything within it is […]

Mike’s Place by Jack Baxter & Joshua Faudem | Book Review

Why Did I Read Mike’s Place? Mike’s Place: A True Story Of Love, Blues, And Terror In Tel Aviv by Jack Baxter and Joshua Faudem, illustrated by Koren Shadmi appealed to me based on several factors. Obviously, I love graphic novels and comics, so of course that was number one in appeal. Number two in […]

Mike’s Place by Jack Baxter And Joshua Faudem | Graphic Novel Review

Mike’s Place is a non-fiction graphic novel about the April 30, 2003 bombing of “Mike’s Place”, a popular pub in Tel Aviv, Israel. I personally find Israel and the controversy surrounding it fascinating. I was serving in the Army National Guard while I was in college and was hoping to pursue a career in law […]

Allison: The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age | Myra MacPherson | Book Review

My first introduction to Victoria Woodhull came when I was responsible for helping TA an undergraduate class. I had to pre-screen the DVD which we were going to show in class so that I could come up with questions for the quiz. I was immediately captivated by this woman and couldn’t help but wonder why […]

Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm | Book Review

I don’t think that it’s easy to write or talk about the Holocaust, to talk about concentration camps and the largest genocide of the twentieth century. It takes a special sensitivity to write about this subject. Sarah Helm brings sensitivity, strong research and solid writing to her latest book, Ravensbruck: Life And Death In Hitler’s Concentration […]

Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics edited by Chris Duffy | Graphic Novel Review

Why Did I Read This Book? One thing that is my reading kryptonite is non-fictional historical graphic novels. I love them and cannot ever resist them when they come across my TBR. Recently, I tore my way throughThe Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, a book about African-American soldiers in World War I. I really loved […]