Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 1941 (Marcus)

December, 1941, by Craig Shirley is a outstanding book. As I was reading this book, I thought about all of the people who lived through December of 1941. Many of those people, like my Grandfather, lived through that time and fought for their country in World War II. A good number of them have already passed away, and the memories of that time are gone with them. The opportunities to sit and listen to the first hand accounts of living through that time in history are quickly fading away. That's where this book becomes such an awesome resource.
Reading the fascinating facts, the obscure headlines, the long forgotten stories of December 1941 is as close to sitting down with a grandparent and listening their tales of the past as you can get.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a love for history. I would recommend this to teachers of history. This book is extremely well researched and well written. It’s not simple, easy reading. Sometimes it digs deep into the politics of the times. It is very descriptive of the battles, the commanders, and the decisions that were made. One other note that must be mentioned is that this book not only represents what was taking place in America, but it also digs deep into what December 1941 was like around the world.
Again, this is not a book that you would sit an read in one night. It is one that takes time, one that must be approached great respect, and one that will absolutely transport the reader into the troubled times that our grandparents lived through.
*This book was given to me by BookSneeze.com in exchange for my review.*

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