Books such as this one illuminates what I already know: the human will can do anything; love can heal all.
Heroism is dying for someone when necessary; it’s living when life is hard.
Before we had books and movies about Rangers and SEALs and Green Berets, a group of brave men snuck far behind enemy lines to save the survivors of the Bataan Death March.
This book felt too rushed and too contrived; the personalities of the puppies were the best part about it.
Good thriving in such a hostile environment is a powerful beacon of hope for us, both for the past and the future. This book whispers of that hope.
During the three-year siege, about 800,000 people died. That’s nearly the entire population of the Salt Lake Valley or San Francisco.
Human compassion and love overcomes the worst sort of circumstances, bridging the divide of religion, race, and country.
This book was horrifying in some ways and beautiful in others. In the end, it described war as something that engulfs all, not just adults, not just Jews, not just Nazis. It destroys everything.
Every person should read this book because darkness needs to have a light shined on it; it should be acknowledged and discussed and known.
This book was about what love and forgiveness can accomplish, about how it can rebuild. There’s good out there even within the depths of evil.
This book isn’t really about World War II or Greeks or fitness or even heroism. It’s about compassion, about love.
Costa Zannis is helped, and sometimes hindered, by a cast of characters who show that heroism is something that regular people can do on a regular basis during extraordinary circumstances.