Mary G. (stopstoregirl) - Reviews

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All the Way to Berlin : A Paratrooper at War in Europe
All the Way to Berlin : A Paratrooper at War in Europe
Author: James Megellas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/28/2011
Helpful Score: 1


A first hand account of a paratrooper's experience through WW II in Europe. After reading many historian's perspectives it helps to hear the story from a soilder's point of view.


Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments : Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World
Review Date: 4/2/2010


Simple and profound truths that if more people would learn to live by, the world would indeed be a better place.


Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Review Date: 7/24/2011


Band of Brothers is written in the fully-researched and detailed signature style of Steven E. Ambrose and yet read likes a novel. I've grown to respect and admire this Band of Brothers as I learn about their heroic deeds and accomplishments that were integral to winning WWII.


The Best Christian Short Stories
The Best Christian Short Stories
Author: Bret Lott (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2009
Helpful Score: 1


Inspirational and thought-provoking Christian short stories.


Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Author: Donald Miller
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/31/2009
Helpful Score: 2


Blue Like Jazz offers thoughts on what it means to be a Christian without the traditional "do this/don't do that" Christian message. For those who are disillusioned with "church", or for those who are seeking a meaningful relationship with Christ, Donald Miller offers hope and encouragement.


Churchill's Triumph
Churchill's Triumph
Author: Michael Dobbs, Michael Dobbs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/25/2012


The author brings to life, through human interaction and intense dialogue, the historical interactions between the three great powers in the world as WWII is coming to a close. This book is based on the real events of the Yalta conference, but is infused with personal thoughts and motives of Churchill. it gives us an insight into the struggles Churchill faced and that all great men are indeed just men and must make difficult decisions that will affect the course of history.


Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany -- June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945
Review Date: 6/15/2011
Helpful Score: 1


Ambrose tells the story of the American soilder from D-Day to Berlin in an engaging and comprehensive way. Easy to follow and complete with first-hand accounts, this is one of the best books written about WWII in Europe.


Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Author: Jon Meacham
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/12/2010


Well-written and carefully laid out, this book brings to life not only the tension of the decisions needed to be made concerning WWII, but the personalities of both Churchill and Roosevelt. This book is a perfect choice for those who want to understand more about the relationship between England and America in the years leading up to and during the war.


Given Up for Dead : America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island
Given Up for Dead : America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island
Author: Bill Sloan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/17/2012
Helpful Score: 1


A thorough account of one of the least talked about stories of WWII. A great tribute to some of the forgotten heroes of WWII.


The Madonnas of Leningrad
The Madonnas of Leningrad
Author: Debra Dean
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/28/2011
Helpful Score: 1


I really liked this story. It wove the tragic story of the siege of Leningrad within a modern day issue. It handled the subject of Alzheimer's with grace and insight. A beautiful picture of strength and grace.


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
Author: Frederick Douglass
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/12/2010


A must read for all Americans. Even this many years after the abolishment of slavery, the story of Frederick Douglass serves as an important reminder of the true meaning of freedom and the value of all human life.


Nuremberg : Infamy on Trial
Nuremberg : Infamy on Trial
Author: Joseph E. Persico
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/11/2012


This narrative account of the trials made this book an easy read while providing a valuable understanding of the trial and this important aspect of modern history. I would highly recommend this book.


'Tis : A Memoir
'Tis : A Memoir
Author: Frank McCourt
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/14/2012


Not as compelling as his first memoir, Angela's Ashes, but still a great follow up. Masterful storyteller.


To Kill a Mockingbird: The Pulitzer Prize Winner (60CPLM2000, 62607847)
Review Date: 4/30/2010


A unique perspective on a part of America's history. The social and racial interactions of one family as told from the perspective of a child. Many important messages are at the heart of this story.


Walking with God: Talk to Him. Hear from Him. Really.
Walking with God: Talk to Him. Hear from Him. Really.
Author: John Eldredge
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/24/2010


This book has helped me regain my intimacy with God. As Christians, we forget that God longs to be intimate with us and cares about all the details of our lives. John's honest account of his daily talks with God helped me to open up to God about my deepest fears and struggles in order to allow God in and His peace to reassure me that I am not in this life alone. Great read as a daily devotional guide or as a sit down in one or two sittings. Definitely a keeper!


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