The Empress by Laura Martinez-Belli (translated by Simon Bruni) is a novel about the life of Empress Carlota, wife of Maximilian von Habsburg of Austria who was, for a sort time, installed by the French as Mexico’s Emperor.
Primo Levi (31 July, 1919 – 11 April, 1987) was an Italian chemist and writer books about his experiences as a Jewish man during World War II.
The book is certainly worth reading, we should not be losing this kind of history, and future generations of the author’s family will have something that many others wish they did.
Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee’s Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis – The true story of Fred Mayer, a Jew born in Germany returns during World War II.
Heinrich von Kleist (18, October 1777 – 21, November 1811) was a poet, novelist, writer and journalist from Germany.
Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust – A biography of Dave Hersch, the author’s father and his first book.
Frederic Morton (5 October, 1924 – 20 April, 2015) was an award winning American writer who was born as Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Austria
I was actually surprised to learn that Herzl cemented himself as a leading force in the Zionist movement in only 9 years, which is the time the book covers. In an aberration from conventional teachings, Mr. Avneri refutes that Herzl’s evolution of thought was not, as taught, out of the Dreyfus affair (which he covered as a reporter) but a gradual process.
Wolf Hunt: The Napoleonic Murders by Armand Cabasson takes place during the Napoleonic wars while the Austrians and the French battle over some small villages by the Danube. The mystery takes second place to the author’s impressive research of the time, whether it would be battlefield tactics or a Viennese ball.
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger is an autobiography of the famous actor, politician and champion body builder.