on October 21, 1998
This is a book about a little known or less remembered phase of World War II history as it relates to Minnesota. It suggets the success of the Geneva Convention regarding treatment of prisoners of war in the United States. In the simple presentation of factual information, the author allows us to feel something of the fears, the loneliness, and concerns of prisoners and their willingness to work rather than be idle. The concerns of citizens are also presented clearly concerning escapes, those of labor unions interested in protecting American labor, as well as the general concern about work necessary to pursue the war. It is a facet of the war that most histories neglect.
on June 20, 2016
Got the book, used, and began reading it right away because it's a topic that's near and dear to my heart for many reasons. I usually read and reread the descriptions and reviews and VERY seldom am I disappointed. Well, this one hit home. Yes, I understand it's a used book, but, that being said, the (soft) cover looks like someone jammed a screwdriver into it making a hole and then dent several pages deep, it looks like a child had at it with a pen on several different pages, the previous owner left "post-its" pasted in several pages and they are sticking together, all this and I paid over $52 for a $15 book. I've bought shelves full of "gently" used books, some many, many decades old, most for less than the published price and not seen this amount of damage. Again the book so far is a great read, and that's what I'm basing my rating on. The condition and price of the book from this seller make me wish I had found some better options.