I published my latest essay on another blog because of my position as Communications Chair for the Coconino County Democratic Party. You can read it here:
Review of 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History by Jay Winik
1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History by Jay Winik
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m really a 4.5 not a 4-star on this book. It’s not as good as his April 1865. But it is very good. The title somewhat misleads in that the book covers a lot of history before 1944; however, it’s point is the consequences of the decisions made, or avoided, in 1944. A bit repetitive at times: The beginning tries to capture the reader by previewing all to come — not a good technique in my opinion.
I’ve read a lot about FDR and WWII and this covered some new territory for me. If I hadn’t covered the previous territory with authors such as Rick Atkinson and Doris Goodwin, I might have been lost. So, maybe the 4 is just right.