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Book Nook: X Troop - the Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II by Leah Garrett


Vick Mickunas' 2021 interview with Leah Garrett

There have been thousands of books written about World War Two. It was a global war-there are so many things to write about. Even so, after all this time one might think that almost every possible aspect of that conflict has been discussed, written about, and examined. Well, apparently there are still some undiscovered, fascinating details about that period that have eluded the scrutiny of scholars. Leah Garrett found one and she wrote about it. Her book "X Troop - the Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II" contains a trove of previously obscure information about a top secret British project that yielded incredible benefits for the Allies.

I thought I had heard most of the really amazing details about WWII. I was wrong. This story is utterly astounding, thrilling, and inspiring.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.