Book: This is Really War

Something that you probably never learned about in history class or heard about are the women Nurses who service during World War II.  We hear about the experience of soldiers who fought against the German and Japanese, some even held in prison camps.  This is Really War by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi tells the story of 12 navy nurses who are held captive in occupied Philippines.  These nurses are held captive in a hospital but soon later are transferred to a civilian prison camp.  Treating civilian with limited or no medical supplies, plus facing the hardship and by their Japanese captors.  The 12 navy nurses putting their patients first before their own mental and physical well being.  Many working their shift even when their own health had deteriorated.

Book:The Tango Wars

The Tango War by Mary Jo McConahay.  If you are history buff or someone who has an interest in World War II this book is one you want to read.  If you are interested in Latin America history this book is also for you.  The Tango War is about Latin America and World War II.  Probably the history that was never taught in your history class. The importance of Latin America and the role it played in World War II.

I myself never thought that Latin America had a huge importance in World War II except for the Panama Canal. Even before World War II and right after World War I many countries sought to strategically place their present in Latin America for its resources and the opportunities it presented.  Resources need for their the military and for the war. The United States and the Allies were aware of this. Aware that the United State used everything in their power to win the heart and minds of the Latin American people.

If there one thing that caught my eye from reading this book was the treatment of Jews and ethic Japanese. The treatment they were received from Latin America and being turn away.  Latin America Governments and people mistreating and sending people back to Germany.  Turning in Japanese people at the request of the United States government and then being sent to camps in the United States. Then those responsible for the death of so many people in Nazi concentration camps, able to escape to Latin America.

Book Review 1: The Book Thief

untitledI finally finished reading my first book, The Book Theif by Markus Zusak. I had written a post early about how excited I was after reading the first chapter and just the challenge Liesel had to over come to learn how to read. It wasn’t easy, even through she was being taught by her Papa, that her step-dad who wasn’t a great reader himself. Liesel just kept at it.
If you are person who enjoyed reading Ann Franks Diary, then you will most likely enjoy this book. What I really found interesting about reading this book was how the author bring in Death and what Death is seeing and experiencing when he take the souls. I just thought that was awesome and it really impact you emotionally, especially toward the end of the book. That just how I felt.
One of the interesting part that really gave me chills or goosebumps when reading was when Liesel, her step mom and dad, along with other people from town are in the basement during a air raid. People and children crying, scared, and Liesel just there hold on to her book and with the courage to begin reading her book. As she reads, people and children begin to focus their attention to her, listening to her voice and the words coming out of her month. As if her voice had a power, more powerful then sounds of bombs exploded.
Will not give to much away and hope to hear from other people who also enjoyed reading this book.