Vera Atkins was brilliant & effective. She fought in the SOE, answering to Churchill at great peril. Fleming based Ms. Moneypenny on her
I enjoyed this memoir way more than I thought I would. It is entertaining, funny, introspective, extremely personal, open, as well as one hell of a ride
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first autobiography I read which I would consider to be literature, written with wit and wisdom to boot.
An interesting piece of the Cold War, an espionage/cautionary tale of what happens when grey people living in a grey world start believing their own lies
Tells the story of fierce women fighting in the Dutch Resistance during World War II. They rescued Jews, sabotage, assassinations, running guns and supplies
Fauci: Expect the Unexpected is not a political book, nor is it a biography. It’s a very short book which will probably take you an hour to read
Dervish Dust: The Life and Words of James Coburn is a rich and immersive biography, which doesn’t attempt to a saint of out its subject, nor lionize his memory
Hollywood Horrors tells of dark past of Tinseltown, where movies stars, studios, and criminals are almost indistinguishable.
An insightful book in understanding the contribution of the family to the movie business, the way the studio system works, financing, & the meaning of success.
Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen is a compilation of interviews and sidebars really lets the reader know Eddie Van Halen like never before.