The Berlin Airlift: The World’s Largest Ever Air Supply Operation (Images of Aviation)

By John Grehan - Published 2019



This book is worth having for the illustrations alone.  The 1940’s were the golden age for black and white photojournalism and The Berlin ...Read Review

The Day the Sun Fell

By Bun Hashizume - Published 2019



On August 6, 1945, fourteen-year-old Bun Hashizume started her day in Hiroshima under a serene, blue sky. She walked along the road on her way ...Read Review

Louder Than Words (The Heroes Quartet)

By Kathy Kacer - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Eldina Sternik is a kind and bright girl. At age twelve, she cares for her younger sisters, reads voraciously, helps her mother with ...Read Review

Hunger Winter

By Rob Currie - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

In this debut novel for middle-grade students, Rob Currie has crafted the remarkable story of a young Dutch boy who finds his life ...Read Review

The Words I Never Wrote

By Jane Thynne - Published 2020


In her latest venture into historical fiction, author Jane Thynne turns her attention to two socialite sisters on opposite sides in World War ...Read Review

A Woman’s War

By S. Block - Published 2019



Simon Block was behind the TV drama Home Fires, and his novel Keep the Home Fires Burning (2018) was reviewed in HNR 86. These introduced ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Storm

By Ella Zeiss - By Helen MacCormac (trans.) - Published 2020


In this novel set in the 1930s, Anna is a German-Russian woman doing her best to make a happy life and home for ...Read Review

Blame the Dead

By Ed Ruggero - Published 2020



When the army assigns military police Lieutenant Eddie Harkins to investigate a surgeon’s murder at a field hospital outside Palermo, Sicily, in ...Read Review

People Like Us

By Louise Fein - Published 2021


At one level this is a timeless story of star-crossed lovers.  A young couple defy the conventions of the adult world and are ...Read Review

Ambulance Girls Under Fire

By Deborah Burrows - Published 2018



January 1942, freezing blacked-out mid-Blitz London where under leaden skies and German bombs, amongst the debris and the ruins, conflict reigns between Britain and “...Read Review

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