World War II

Mao Tse-tung — The Unknown Story of How the Chairman led China to Communist Hell!

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for Hacienda Publishing, Inc.
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014

Preliminary Note: The article that follows is a review of Mao — The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. However, I have chosen to include this Preliminary Note before the formal review for reasons that will soon become apparent to the reader. This authoritative biography and history comes in a hefty tome illustrated with many rare photographs as well as detailed Maps of specific areas discussed in the text, which actually ends on page 631.

Stalin and the Atomic Bomb

Robert B. Farquhar, an anti-nuclear activist from Georgia, who has written a book on the subject entitled Duck and Cover, asserts that, "In 1946 the U.S. had about 7 atomic bombs, none completely assembled; by 1956, 5,000, all assembled; Russia had about 150." (1)

World War II (Part II) — Deception, Espionage, and Total War

Operation Barbarossa — A Re-Enactment 70 Years Later

SPECIAL BULLETIN  — from Radio Berlin a Special Report!
June 22, 2011   7:00 AM

We are sorry to interrupt your programming. It is the German Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, speaking:

"...At this moment a march is taking place that for its extent, compares with the greatest the world has ever seen. I have decided again to place the fate and future of the Reich and our people in the hands of the soldiers..."

World War II (Part I) — The German Strategic Plan

Fortunately for the United States, the Japanese strategic plan for World War II was flawed in that the Japanese High Command decided to take on a sleeping giant in order to gain control of the Pacific basin, rather than attack the USSR. There was no way for the Japanese to beat the U.S., even with their alliance and the support of Italy and Germany. On the other hand, if the German grand strategy had been followed and carried out by Germany AND Japan, we could, very possibly, have lost the war, and today be speaking German on the East coast and Japanese on the West coast!

Churchill's Deception: The Dark Secret That Destroyed Nazi Germany by Louis C. Kilzer

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 19, 2011

This a great book for history buffs and World War II aficionados. The author, Louis C. Kilzer, a respected journalist who has twice earned a Pulitzer Prize, has written an intriguing book. I must respectfully disagree with the unfavorable Amazon book reviews that have been posted so far in this forum, and so I am adding my contrarian view's nickel's worth. This book reads like a suspense, historic novel, fast-paced and well written.

Hitler's Traitor: Martin Bormann and the Defeat of the Reich by Louis C. Kilzer

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2011

This is a great book, and once again I must disagree respectfully with the average reviewer in the case of one of Louis Kilzer's books! Incidentally, I don't know Mr. Kilzer personally, but I do know of his journalistic accomplishments and salute him for this and for writing yet another very remarkable book, Churchill's Deception: The Dark Secret That Destroyed Nazi Germany!

The Nazi War on Tobacco and Cancer

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
November/December 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
6

I was recently asked to review The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor for Ideas on Liberty. What follows here is a more extended critique of this scholarly but deeply disturbing book.

Betrayed by Joseph D. Douglass, Jr., PhD

Author: 
Reviewed by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Winter 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
4

Sometimes in history, events of enormous brutality involving large numbers of people can be successfully kept secret from the general public for long periods of time. For example, in the case of Operation Keelhaul following World War II, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were forcibly sent back to the Soviet Union by the United States and British governments to a certain death or enslavement in labor camps. It wasn't until Julius Epstein finally exposed this event that the world learned of this atrocity.