The Darkness Knows by Arnaldur Indriðason takes place in a small town where, it seemed, you are one or two connections from anyone else living there
The subject might be just one painting, but it also tells of the history of the time, military tactics, art history, and religious and regional politics
The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos shines light on the women resistance fighters in Poland during World War II
Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park is a non-fiction account of the life of Daisy Lawrence, who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II.
This graphic novel recounts The White Rose Anti-Nazi activities of Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell and Willi Graf during WWII
I enjoyed this book very much, it was fast paced, well written, and a lot of fun to read. A novel mixing up family drama and espionage – who could ask for more?
This book is short, but thought provoking. The question of “why the Jews?” has been asked for centuries without a good answer other than racism, probably because there isn’t one. As is tradition in the Jewish religion the book asks a lot of poignant, hard hitting questions but gives very few answers
The true story of Udham Singh, a Sikh orphan, setting out on a decades long scheme to murder an English diplomat, t Sir Michael O’Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor
A non-fiction book composed of articles the author wrote while he researched post-war Germany’s attitude through street level investigations after World War II
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.