Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

Book Review: The Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim

Rose Manon is an American journalist, born in Nevada, living in New York trying hard to deal with the attitudes of the 1930s. Rose has been posted to Paris with a looming global war on everyone’s radar.

During her time Rose will deal with a lover, a country which doesn’t know what each day will bring, anti-Semitism, and her hidden identity of a Jew. Before she leaves Europe, Rose will have to make some difficult decisions which will follow her throughout her life.

Book Review: The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman

The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman is a novel taking place in present time, as well as in Nazi Germany’s Berlin. The book mixes espionage and suspense while telling parallel stories.

Book Review: March Violets by Philip Kerr

Arti­cle first pub­lished as Book Review: ‘March Violets’ by Philip Kerr on Blog­crit­ics About: March Violets by Philip Kerr is the first in a series of noir novels about Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who turned private investigator. March violets refers to Germans who went along with the Nazi violence mindlessly. 256 pages Publisher: Penguin Books Language: English […]

Book Review: Masaryk Station by David Downing

This is the final book to an excel­lent series in which the author appraises post World War II Europe in a cyn­i­cal, tired, yet clear man­ner. The book is a won­der­ful intro­duc­tion to the Berlin Block­ade, told through an excit­ing story with like­able characters.

Thoughts on: Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr

Article first published as Book Review: Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr on Blogcritics. About: Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr is a fictional book in the Bernie Gunther series. This is the eighthbook in the series which brings up the question: just how many lives does Bernie Gunther has? 416 pages Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam; Reprint edition (April 17, […]

Thoughts on: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

Article first published as Book Review: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada on Blogcritics. About: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada is a fictional 1947 book describing the life in Germany under the Third Reich. The book’s title in the US is Every Man Dies Alone. 544 pages Publisher: Melville House; Reprint edition ISBN: 1935554271 My rating […]

Thoughts on: The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones

About: The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones is a fictional book about those in the shadows which hold the strings of power. Article first published as Book Review: The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones on Blogcritics. 336 pages Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The ISBN: 1594203199 My rating for The Silent Oligarch – 4 Great price […]

Thoughts on: The Coldest City by Antony Johnston (art by Sam Hart)

About: The Coldest City by Antony Johnston (art by Sam Hart) is a graphic novel taking place during the Cold War in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Johnston has worked on several high profile comic book projectsincluding Daredevil, Queen & Country,Wasteloand, Wolverine and more. 176 pages Publisher: Oni Press ISBN: 1934964530 My rating for The Coldest City – 4 […]

Book Review: Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe

I got this book for free. Article first published as Book Review: Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe on Blogcritics. My rating for Belin 1961  – 4 About: “Berlin 1961” by Frederick Kempe (website) is a non-fiction book which follows the political turmoil in 1961, a defining year in US-Soviet relationship. Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin “the […]

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