Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Book Review: The Book Thieves by Anders Rydell

This is a two part story, the first one, as the name of the book suggests, is the story of the Nazis trying to control people’s beliefs via literature, punishment and spectacles of burning books symbolizing “wrong” ideology. The second part is the painstaking cataloging of millions of books, returning what can be returned (through notes, plates and other identifying marks).

Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Alternative history stories telling about the Nazis taking over the world are not uncommon, the possibilities are obviously horrifying and the author does not shy away from this motif.

Book Review: The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell

The author tells the story of the two tunnels incorporating the diggers, spies, an American TV network that sponsored a tunnel along with the rights to film the work and rescue

Book Review: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

The author weaves in true events with his story. The tragic case of the St. Louis, German transatlantic liner with 288 passengers escaping certain death

Book Review: A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

It was fascinating to read about characters with a strange sense of morality

Book Review: Good People by Nir Baram

A very ambitious and well researched novel which tries to understand how good people simply roll over and help commit atrocities

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

This book is an excellent look at the rise of Hitler and Nazism from the point of view of an outsider

Book Review: Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero

The narrative moves fast and the storytelling is clear

Book Review: Lord High Executioner by Howard Engel

Mr. Engel’s sense of humor comes through the narrative, I find myself laughing at his macabre narrative way to often then I thought when it comes to reading a book of this subject.

Book Review: From Ashes Into Light by Gudrun Mouw

The different points of view give the story a much wider view of the world and how little human kind has advanced

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