Book Review: D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose

About: D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose is several short historical accounts of women spies, tied into a single narrative. Ms. Rose is an author and journalist whose work appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Saturday Evening Post, among others. 400 pages Publisher: Crown Language: English ISBN-10: 045149508X My rating for D-Day Girls – 3 Buy D-Day Girls from Amazon.com* More Books by Sarah Rose* Thoughts: This book sounded very interesting to me as I enjoy the many narratives and stories World War II has produced. D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose tells of these stories, focusing on women who spied for the Allies. The book follows three women as they were recruited as spies and sent behind enemy lines, and unheard of act back then. They had to be tough, smart, have a good head on their shoulders, and thing quick on their feet. To be fair, I knew most of what is written in this book from other books I’ve read. This is the first book though, that I’ve…

Book Review: The True Story of the Great Escape by Jonathan F. Vance
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / April 24, 2019

About: The True Story of the Great Escape: Stalag Luft III, March 1944 by Jonathan F. Vance is the historical account of the largest prison break during World War II. Mr. Vance is a Canadian author and educator. 392 pages Publisher: Greenhill Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1784384380 My rating for The True Story of the Great Escape – 4 Buy The True Story of the Great Escape from Amazon.com* More Books by Jonathan F. Vance* Thoughts: Many people only know of the events in this book from the fictionalized 1963 Hollywood account, but as often occurs, truth is stranger than fiction, and often much more mesmerizing. In The True Story of the Great Escape: Stalag Luft III, March 1944 by Jonathan F. Vance the author recounts the evens which led to the escape, and the aftermath. This book is being re-released to honor the 75th anniversary of what we call now the “Great Escape”.  Mr. Vance’s well researched and very readable account of the men of Stalag Luft III is exciting and personal. Each soldier gets a mini-biography (peppered throughout the book as they are introduced) , and it is obvious that the author really looks up to these guys. The English officers saw it as their…

Book Review: The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman
Latest Posts / February 7, 2019

About: The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman is a historical fiction novel taking place in Paris, 1942, and follows an art dealer trying to save art from the hands of the Nazis. This is Mr. Grubman’s first novel. The publisher is giving away one (1) copy of this book – enter via the rafflecoper form at the end of the post. 330 pages Publisher: Dupapier Press Language: English ISBN-10: 1732610002   My rating for The Storm over Paris – 4 Buy The Storm over Paris Amazon.com* More books by William Ian Grubman * Thoughts: Hagar is a biblical figure from the book of Genesis, a domestic servant to Abraham and Sarah. Since Sarah could not have children, she offered her servant to her husband. Soon Hagar became pregnant, and the jealous Sarah threw her out of the house. Alone in the dessert an angel found Hagar and blessed her child, naming his Ishmael (“G-d Hears”). The Storm over Paris by William Ian Grubman could be looked it as a allegory to someone being thrown out of the a comfortable home, being lost (at least emotionally), and then finding some redemption in an impossible situation. That might be a stretch…

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