PositiveLibrary JournalMadison, who opened one of the first vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco in the late 1970s, here focuses on her time practicing Buddhism as well as her growing interest in cooking and working in restaurants ... Madison is a prolific cookbook author, and this latest offering presents an intriguing and insightful look into how her upbringing influenced both her professional and private life.
RaveLibrary JournalMore of a biography than a strict look at the military confrontation, the text provides an intimate look at the war in the Pacific told through the eyes of the men leading up to their fateful intersection. Though the mission itself was a success from the American point of view, the anguish felt by the Japanese people is also carefully explored ... Lehr\'s skills as a journalist dig deep into the lives of Yamamoto and Mitchell, shining light on the public and private life of each. Anyone interested in World War II, and especially the war in the Pacific, will find this account fascinating.
David Dean Barrett
PositiveLibrary JournalBarrett offers a unique glimpse at the political negotiations between the United States and Japan in the weeks leading up to and directly after the bombings ... The text is straightforward, though abrupt shifts in points of view are occasionally confusing ... This look at the negotiations surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is appropriate for any beginning World War II scholar.
PositiveLibrary JournalZabin spends little time dissecting the massacre itself, which has been studied in detail by other scholars. Instead, the author focuses on the personal lives of those who contributed to the tensions between soldiers and citizens ... Zabin has done extensive research into the public records of several Revolutionary era archives and has compiled a compelling history of the Boston Massacre, weaving personal stories together to present a comprehensive view of this turning point incident.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe bulk of Isserman’s text recounts the creation and training of the mountain troops, including the recruitment of wealthy white Americans who were already experienced skiers or climbers. The last part of the book chronicles the battles that the 10th Mountain Division engaged in during the final months of the war. While the deeply entrenched Nazi army in the Apennine Mountains continued to offer resistance to Allied forces, the perseverance of the mountain troops proved their creation was worth the effort ... This work will appeal to World War II buffs and fans of nonfiction adventure or sports.