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The Fire and the Darkness: Dresden Before the Bombs Fell

by Sinclair McKay In the following excerpt from the recently released The Fire and the Darkness, Sinclair McKay discusses Dresden in 1945 prior to the Allies’ devastating bombing campaign.

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The Ghosts of Dresden

by Sinclair McKay Sinclair McKay, author of The Fire and the Darkness, discusses one of the most devastating bombing campaigns of WWII and the lingering effects it has had on the city of Dresden.

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Sidney Lumet: “Eating Ham for Uncle Sam”

by Maura Spiegel Acclaimed as the ultimate New York movie director, Sidney Lumet began his astonishing directing career with the now classic 12 Angry Men, followed by such landmark films as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network. In this excerpt from the highly-entertaining biography,

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The Naval “Nugget”

by P. T. Deutermann In his latest novel, The Nugget, author P. T. Deutermann—himself a former Navy commander—tells the tale of a novice naval aviator who grows into a hero in a gripping World War II adventure. Keep reading for

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Hitler’s American Friends: Charles Lindbergh and ‘America First’

Charles Lindbergh

by Bradley W. Hart On September 11, 1941, one of America’s most famous celebrities took to a stage before a raucous crowd in Des Moines, Iowa. This was famed aviator Charles Lindbergh—nicknamed Lucky Lindy—addressing a crowd of America First supporters

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