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On to Victory

November 2010

“[On to Victory] reveals a far deeper engagement with the official records and a desire to place the story of the intense fighting into Germany and the liberation of the Netherlands into a wider context. Zuehlke succeeds in finding that middle ground between writing academic history and relying exclusively on strung-together eyewitness accounts. This is good history, told well, and makes for powerful reading.”

Canada's History, Nov 1, 2010
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On to Victory

October 2010

“The previous volumes in Mark Zuehlke’s Canadian Battle Series have proven to be an extremely popular addition to the literature on the Second World War. On to Victory will be no exception.”

Chronicle-Herald, Oct 3, 2010
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On to Victory

August 2010

“The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume details the little-told story of the tense final days of World War II, remembered in the Netherlands as ‘the sweetest of springs’...Zuehlke brings to life this concluding chapter in the story of Canada in World War II.”

History Magazine, Aug 1, 2010
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On to Victory

June 2010

“Every time a veteran dies, we lose another vital link with our history. That is why it is imperative to hear those voices now and to record those words if possible. That is why the work of Mark Zuehlke, the Victoria author who has written eight books on Canadian battles in the Second World War, is so vital.”

Victoria Times-Colonist, Jun 4, 2010
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On to Victory

June 2010

“Zuehlke's signature achievement has been to offer Canadians that missing story. He writes brilliantly, maintaining a fine balance between objective operational fact and human detail, providing the reader with the emotional resonance necessary to understand what happened, not just know what happened. Zuehlke's latest continues this approach, expertly blending official reports with first-hand accounts to create a fast-paced, exciting read despite the enormous volume of historical detail....With On to Victory, Zuehlke continues building a canon all his own.”

Quill & Quire, Jun 1, 2010
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On to Victory

May 2010

“Like [Zuehlke’s] previous seven books on Canadian battles, [On to Victory] tells the story through the eyes and ears of the people who were directly involved...With every passing year, we lose more of Canada's Second World War veterans, and that means we are at risk of losing their words and their stories. Not if Mark Zuehlke can help it. His efforts will keep those memories alive—and as valuable as his battle series is today, it will only become more important in the years to come.”

Victoria Times-Colonist, May 30, 2010
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On to Victory

May 2010

“The book is a testament to the persistence and tenacity of the Canadian soldiers."

Victoria News, May 11, 2010
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On to Victory

April 2010

“A Mark Zuehlke volume from the Canadian Battle Series is a must have for your library...The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands has been short-changed in history books (and history classes)…I’m glad Zuehlke took the time and effort to capture it.”

CHQR 770AM, Apr 29, 2010
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On to Victory

February 2010

“Popular historian Mark Zuehlke returns to a key Canadian battleground in On to Victory: The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5 1945.”

Quill & Quire, Feb 1, 2010
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