The stories that the author tells are unbelievable at best, however he seems to subscribe to the same theory as Maxwell Scott from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend”. The stories which make up the book are both absurd and spot-on and, most amazing of all, somehow work nicely together (warning: the ability to suspend disbelief is a must to read this book).
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8) Mrs. Buck’s autobiography, My Several Worlds, does not mention her husband or parents. The book is a detailed account, however, of the life of a parent of a disabled child.
About: Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II by Juan Pujol and Nigel West is a non-fiction book about the most successful double agent in World War II. The book is a biography of the life of Juan Pujol, the most accomplished British double agent in World War II and one of the few men, if not the only one, to receive both an Iron Cross from the Germans and a Member of the Order of the British Empire from the British. 288 pages Publisher: Biteback Publishing Language: English ISBN-10: 1849541078 My rating for Operation Garbo — 5 Buy this book in paper or electornic format* More Books by Juan Pujol and Nigel West Thoughts: Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II by Juan Pujol and Nigel West is actually two books in one. The first part is an enthralling memoir of the spy, Juan Pujol Garcia a.k.a Garbo, the second part was a bit dry (for example: featuring correspondence about imaginary forces) but nonetheless interesting to anyone who invested time learning about World War II. After he started working for the British, Pujol invented a…
I laughed here and there, but I found the book to be more thought provoking than funny. I’m glad the philosophical discussions in the book weren’t much longer, even though they were fascinating.
Happy Father’s Day to all. While moms get much literary and live love, and rightly so, father’s are no slouches either. The media gave fathers a reputation for being bumbling, grown up kids, but we all know that’s not true, even though some of us have lovingly embraced the stereotype. This Father’s Day I thought I’d do some mental exercises and come up with 5 famous fathers in literature. Bob Cratchet – At first Mr. Cratchit comes off as a weak man who is not able to stand up to his boss, Ebeneezer Scrooge in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. However, when you have several mouths to feed you sometimes, most of the time, have to shut up, grin and bear some of life’s challenges. This is especially true in the when society has no social safety nets. Vito Corleone – Don Corleone, from Mario Puzzo’s Godfather books might not be a model citizen but he certainly loved his family. Loving his family didn’t stop him from putting them in harm’s way of course, but that’s what makes him so memorable. Otto Frank – Mr. Frank survived the Nazi occupation of Europe, the only one of his family and thanks to him future…
When The Satanic Verses came out several book stores in England and the US had bomb scares, two Islamic clerics were murdered for publicly questioning the fatwa and book burnings were held throughout the world.
Even the most astute PR firm could come up with such brilliant marketing.
It is a brave endeavor to write a sequel or a prequel to existing, classic novels and Mr. Motion does justice to Stevenson’s style and story.
Adrenaline-charged and filled with harrowing twists at every turn, The Wrong Man will keep readers riveted until the final page.
It is clear that the author developed a great admiration towards General Dumas, a bastard son of a nobleman, born to a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue and rising to be a hero of the French Republic, albeit forgotten.