Thursday, November 5, 2015

We Had a Job to Do by Theresa Anzaldua {A Book Review} {Matt}

I (Matt) have been reading We Had A Job To Do by Theresa Anzaldua over the last few weeks, and I think that it is an "okay" book. I enjoyed how the author told individual stories about people that served during World War 2. She did a good job of relating the personal experiences to the bigger picture of what was happening on the larger scale in the war. The stories span the breadth of soldiers, sailors, and airmen, as well as some civilians.

I think this book would be a good fit for someone looking for a "light" history book. The author never goes too deep into any one area of the war and stays fairly surface level with the information she presents, and in a way wish she had either focused more on the character stories and left out some of the background information, or dug a little deeper to give better context.

I personally wish she spent more time talking about the "why" of what happened and not just what was going on, but I completely understand that this was not the purpose of the book.

I enjoyed reading it and would recomend it to someone looking for some good character stories, but would not necessarily recommend it to someone looking for a history book.

Side note: On a completely surface level, I thought this book was awkwardly sized. It was though it was a large print book but it wasn't. The pages were large and the book was difficult to hold.

**I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.**

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