To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Victory In Europe, I will raise a cup of “Kicking Horse” coffee to those who fought or gave their lives in the war and write a blog post!
This book mainly focuses on FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt and their lives during the war. It also covers a lot of history that happened during the war. It’s a different and very personal viewpoint of what happened behind the scenes in the White House during a very difficult time. It’s detailed, juicy, emotional and inspiring.
Inspiring, riveting, heartbreaking. We all know about this girl and what happened to her. She will live forever through her words.
Another classic and the movie is super popular, but have you read the book? It’s hard to find but I have a copy. There are so many details that could not be covered in the movie. Oskar Schindler was an ordinary man who may have only been known for being a businessman, an alcoholic and womanizer, but World War 2 came crashing into Kracow, Poland and he became an extraordinary man who made the right choices and saved many lives.
Americans have dubbed the generation that fought World War 2, “The Greatest Generation,” and this book is about two people from that generation who fought and served in the war, fell in love and came back home to build a life together.
A newer and fictional book that continues to haunt me. The movie is also very good but everything in the book can’t be put in the movie so you need to read the book first. The story about a German orphan girl whose family takes in a Jewish man and hides him in their basement. Sounds typical right? But considering that Death is telling the story, this book has enough depth that stays with you long after you finish reading it.
Want to know what it was like to live in Germany as a Christian and not a Jew? The moral pressure? The confusion? What is it like to stand up for your faith and for the humanity of others in an evil time? This book which is the life story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer will reveal these things and more.