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Joined September 2016

In which I share my love of WW2 related history - and cats ww2reads.com
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Looking forward to reading this new ARC! #ww2 #history #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
The_Real_Nani If you‘re looking for another WW2 ARC, check out Our Duty by Gerri Hilger! You can get it here——> http://gerriwettahilger.com/ Thanks!! 1y
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This is a brilliant book so far! Highly recommended! Stachie the Cow Cat agrees! #catsoflitsy #ww2 #booksaboutbooks

rubyslippersreads 😻🐄 2y
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Minnie is "helping" me read this ARC on Guadalcanal #catsoflitsy #kittenlitten #ww2 #militaryhistory

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New ARC!!! #WW2 #WWII #Saipan

cameron172 I love ww2 books and obsessed with the context itself and this book looks great and I think it's about d day 2y
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This book was an eye-opening look at the segregation in the US military mostly during #WW2 and through to Truman's executive order in 1948 ordering formal desegregation. Did you know the Red Cross segregated blood donation and even turned away Black donors in the middle of the war? Fascinating stuff. (Minnie insisted on being in the snap!) #CivilRights #USHistory #WWII #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

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Just got this ARC in the mail from Da Capo Press. I am looking forward to reading and reviewing this one! #WW2 #NavalHistory

cameron172 Is that ship a natzi Bismarck 2y
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Kitty is ready to help me read this awesome new release from Gillian Mawson from the UK who is an authority on child evacuees in wartime Britain. This was just released in the US and mine arrived today! #CatsOfLitsy #LittenKitten #WW2 #2017Release #History

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It starts a little slow as the back story of the secret services focuses mostly on the men who led them. However once it gets into the tales of the women who bravely took on these roles, despite having children back home, despite the inherent difficulties with being taken seriously, it turns into a really fascinating book. This was released this year and is worth a read! #ww2 #wwii #herstory #espionage #2017Release #recommendsday

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Fata Morgana | Steven R. Boyett, Ken Mitchroney
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I was unable to put this book down. The reader is thrust into the story of an American bomber crew and then taken on an unexpected journey into another world. Part detailed history, part science fiction, it is a refreshing exploration of the impact of history on individuals and individuals upon history. If you like #WW2 aviation, #historicalfiction and/or #sciencefiction you will love this book! Out June 2017!

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This book started off a little slow as the narrative takes a bit to come together. However once it does the unknown parts of the event make for an interesting read. It is very much written in the form of a screenplay and is best read while imagining the story told that way. Overall it gets high marks for looking at a long forgotten but important event in spite of any flaws in the writing. It's also a very quick read 3.5-4 stars #WW2 #BlackHistory

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Just started reading this new release! #FridayNight #CatsofLitsy #LittenKitten #WW2 #WWII

DebinHawaii Look at that sweet sleepy kitty! 🐱❤️ 3y
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A brilliant look from a primary participant of the year 1940. The main takeaway is the amazing resistance of Churchill and the British people as they faced down the Nazi war machine. Recommended!

Libby1 We have this set and my husband is reading them right now! We bought them on holiday in Florida and carted the whole set back with us to Northern Ireland! 😃 3y
WW2Reads Cool! 😊 3y
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Kitty loves the smell of old books as much as I do! #CatsOfLitsy #WW2 #Churchill #Booksniffing

DebinHawaii Sweet Kitty! 🐱❤️ 3y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤😻❤ 3y
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A sobering, enlightening read from one of the last few survivors of the Arizona that was bombed the morning of December 7, 1941. Told in a easily readable way, even when it veers into the chronological review of the events, it's an important and timely remembrance of those young men who gave the ultimate sacrifice 75 years ago. Definitely a top #WW2 book of 2016. #History #75thAnniversary #PearlHarbor

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Patton | Martin Blumenson
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Just had to share these lovely new arrivals from EBay dating to when Easton Press printed a military history series #WW2 #History #EastonPress #LeatherBoundBeauties

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How prostitutes helped the men wounded in the midst of the chaos at #PearlHarbor. I never knew this! #WW2 #WWII

cameron172 It's really sad knowing what the Japanese did and how nice the women were because they donated their blood 2y
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This is a fantastic book so far. Very fast-paced and fascinating storytelling from a USS Arizona survivor from Pearl Harbor. Also an important read as we just remembered the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor a few weeks back. #WW2 #History #75thAnniversary

MrBook Awesome!!!! 3y
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Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement | Bruce Lee, Henry C. Clausen
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Next up - Volume 2 of Churchill's "The Second World War" #WW2 #History #WWII #Churchill #CurrentlyReading

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The first volume in Churchill's "The Second World War" is a relevant and compelling read which lays bare the failure of the democracies to stop the Nazi menace in advance of the war. While at times Winston's attention to detail in government affairs can be a bit dry, the action packed naval encounters make for an enjoyable read. Highly recommended to any student of history (and curious felines) #WW2 #Churchill #CatsOfLitsy

Libby1 My husband read this earlier this year. 3y
Libby1 Gorgeous kitty. 😻 3y
BookishMarginalia 😻😻😻😻😻😻 3y
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TheBookAddict 😻😻😻 3y
Faibka Adorable kitty! 😻😻💕 3y
AprilMae 😻😻 3y
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Reading about the Soviet invasion of Finland in 1939 with snow on the ground outside and a sleeping kitty in my lap. #perfectSunday #ww2 #catsoflitsy

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Kitty knows Churchill is interesting but would like some attention right now please #WW2 #History #Churchill #CatsOfLitsy

Faibka Cute! 😻 3y
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I've just started reading Churchill's Second World War volumes. He begins with the lead up to #WW2 in this book "The Gathering Storm". Interestingly he won the Pulitzer Prize in Literature for this work which was as controversial at the time at Bob Dylan winning it this year! Incidentally the prize sits in the Churchill Museum in the Churchill War Rooms in #London if you ever get a chance to visit. #Churchill #BritishHistory @hmhbooks

BookishMarginalia That quote is a strong indictment, warranted for sure, but I'm still surprised by its vehemence. 3y
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Amazingly this is the only book written specifically about Missy LeHand who was FDR's de facto Chief of Staff. It is an enlightening and enjoyable read about a highly intelligent political woman who was irreplaceable in the FDR administration. If for nothing more than the fact that it is the first of its kind about someone who we should know much more about it is worth your time. #WW2 #Herstory #USHistory @TouchstoneBooks

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Strong, tough ladies of the late 1930s White House right before the outbreak of #WW2 #WWII #Herstory

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Today I read in this book that in the 1930s they only started campaigning for president after Labor Day the same year the election took place! Can you imagine? I suspect many would like to return to the practice of short campaigns! #Election2016

LauraJ If only... 3y
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I thoroughly enjoyed this new offering by Susan Quinn. Though the correspondence between Lorena "Hick" Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt has been published previously, Quinn succeeds in providing a fuller backstory & additional context to the intimate relationship between these two complex, nontraditional firebrands who occupied the White House during very tumultuous years and remained friends for life. 5 stars #CatsOfLitsy #History @Penguinpress

CherylDeFranceschi 😻❤️! 3y
Tanzy13 🐱 3y
DebinHawaii Those eyes, that face! 🐱❤️ 3y
Mimi28 Aaaaswwwww!!! 😻😻😻 3y
Allkat Posing! 2y
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Halfway through the book. Kitty is very glad I am home this week! #catsoflitsy @Penguinpress

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Eleanor Roosevelt's favorite picture of Lorena "Hick" Hickok from 1932. This book is fantastic so far! @Penguinpress #ww2

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If you want to be transported to a life and death struggle on the snowy, unforgiving Vidda with a ragtag band of Norwegian resistance members as they try to stop Nazi production of a crucial element for the making of The Bomb then this is a read for you. Bascomb keeps this nonfiction story moving with all of the action of a great thriller. Highly recommended (Pistachio also approves!) #WW2 #Norway #Action #CatsofLitsy @hmhbooks

MrBook Nice review! 😻😻😻 3y
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Taking a reading break as I have a cat on my lap #catsoflitsy #booktober @hmhbooks

bookfrivolity The very serious condition of Cat-On-Lap-Paralysis... Hehehe 3y
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A drizzly Sunday morning in this sleepy Delaware River town and I am cozy with my book and coffee! #booktober #coffee @hmhbooks

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Reading this new offering from Neal Bascomb while heading into work with my homemade pumpkin spice coffee #commuting #pumpkinspice #WW2 @hmhbooks

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You can't go wrong with a Churchill book! #Churchill #WW2

MrBook Amen to that 😊👍🏻! 3y
Biljana You can say that again 😊 3y
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I've been looking for this one for a while and the price was right at the used bookstore! #FDR #WW2 #MilitaryHistory

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I was very, very lucky to find this new release for a great price at the used bookstore! #pacific #WW2 #Japan

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Another one to add to the to read pile looking at a very dark period on the #homefront in #WW2 #JapaneseAmerican #Internment

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I picked up this early 2016 release today at the used bookstore. It's going on the always growing TBR pile! #WW2

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Just picked up this new book on Missy LeHand, the early personal secretary for #FDR during #WW2

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This is the 2nd of Nigel Hamilton's books on FDR. It looks at 1943 - the year of many conferences between the world leaders. As such it looks in depth at the relationship between FDR & Churchill. While Hamilton undoubtedly serves to correct narratives that saw FDR as a more passive player, he does so at the expense of Churchill. FDR is seen as the mastermind while Churchill takes credit. The 1st book "Mantle of Command" is better. #Churchill #FDR

MrBook Great review! 3y
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With a title like that you'd expect more drama and narrative - even for a nonfiction book. Unfortunately this latest offering by Duffy doesn't live up to the title. What should have been and is a fascinating tale ends up too often being turgid and overly descriptive. Lots of fact are contained in the book to be sure but you should check out Arthur Herman's new biography of MacArthur or Borneman's "MacArthur at War" for a better story. #WW2

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Just picked up the new offering from Lloyd Clark that was released last week. Minnie isn't so sure about the minimalist cover but I tell her to try not to judge 😏 #WW2 #1940 #catsoflitsy #booksandcats #catsandbooks

SharonGoforth 😻😻 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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Cats and Military History = A Winning Combination #catsandbooks #WW2 #booksandcats #catsoflitsy

DebinHawaii Sweet kitty! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
Allkat Good bookend 2y
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Looking forward to read this new book by Matthew Dallek #FDR #EleanorRoosevelt #LaGuardia #WW2

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This was another pretty great MacArthur book covering his #WW2 time only and much more critical than the Arthur Herman biography #septphotochallenge #mapsinbooks @LittleBrownBooks

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A brilliant new #MacArthur Biography. Highly recommended! #WW2 @penguinrandomhouse