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Jewish Book Council: ''An important contribution to the debate surrounding the Roosevelt Administration and the politics of rescue. Reads like a thriller.'' (review by Jack Fischel, Professor Emeritus of History at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and author of The Holocaust and Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust.)
Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs: ''Wallance's book makes for absorbing reading and offers a picture of America's dismal failure to intervene to save European Jewry.'' (review by Ariel Hurwitz, author of Jews Without Power: American Jews During the Holocaust).
''Superbly researched and beautifully written, America's Soul in the Balance casts a bright, highly disturbing spotlight on the moral bankruptcy of U.S. State Department bureaucrats who sabotaged any attempt to come to the assistance of European Jews, or to publicize their dire fate, during the Holocaust. It should be required reading not only for scholars and other students of history, but for anyone in or entering public service.'' -- Menachem Z. Rosensaft - Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants and General Counsel, World Jewish Congress
''Wallance has written the ultimate Washington thriller by focusing on the government's moral failure during the war. It is said that history repeats itself; this book offers a valuable and timely warning as to how government should respond in times of moral crisis. Required reading.'' ---- Kenneth R. Feinberg - 9/11 Victim Compensation and BP Oil Funds Special Master and Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation
The Jewish Journal: ''Wallance tells quite a story and masterfully documents the well-deserved indictment of the World War II-era U.S. State Department.'' (review by Michael Berenbaum, former Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Holocaust Research Institute and Professor of Jewish Studies at American Jewish University.)
Jewish Book Council: ''An important contribution to the debate surrounding the Roosevelt Administration and the politics of rescue. Reads like a thriller.'' --(review by Jack Fischel, Professor Emeritus of History at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and author of The Holocaust and Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust.)
Outstanding book! Tells how the U.S. State Department was full of New England prep school graduates. How the prep schools iced to water board non-conformists in school. Read morePublished 2 months ago by warthog
I had a minimal knowledge of the situation, but can now refer to facts; names,places and events.Understanding FDR and his politics puts him in a different light.Published 22 months ago by Brian Toll
This book is we'll researched and helps answer the often asked questions regarding the holocaust of who knew what when and the what if anything could have been done to mitigate itPublished 23 months ago by Alan Greenberg