His Final Battle
"His Final Battle", Joseph Lelyveld's eloquent new book about Franklin Roosevelt's last few years is brisk, readable, thorough. Though "final battle" seems to refer primarily to his health, Roosevelt faced a constant series of battles and struggles and challenges throughout the period 1943-45, and Lelyveld shows as well as can be shown how one interacted with the others.
The Bedford Boys
June 6, 1944: Nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia--population just 3,000 in 1944--died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day.
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