Not a traditional travel guide. This book allows the reader to skip in sections, and choose whatever trip or adventure they’d like to experience.
The book tells of Janny and Lien Brilleslijper, two sisters in the Dutch Resistance and were captured. Ms. Van Iperen is a lawyer and publicist.
Follows a pregnant woman researching her uncle’s past after World War II.
A young adult award winning novel, a national bestseller, which takes place in Holland during World War II. Ms. Hesse is an author and a journalist
Part historical fiction part art history the story follows Catrin working in Delft create Delft Blue literature. Appearances by masters such as Rembrandt
Maria Dermoût (15 June, 1888 – 27 June, 1962), was a novelist who is considered to be of the most important writers in Dutch indies literature.
Hilda Gerarda van Stockum (9 February, 1908 – 1 November, 2006) was a writer and artist from the Netherlands. Ms. van Stockum is known for her book The Winged Watchman. Books by Hilda Gerarda van Stockum* 1) She was born in Rotterdam to a Dutch Royal Navy officer. 2) Her grandfather, Charles Boissevain, was the editor of an influential Dutch newspaper. 3) Her brother was famous mathematician Willem Jacob van Stockum, not only was he a pioneer of the then new theory of gravitation (general relativity), he also volunteered to be a pilot for the Allies in WWII where he unfortunately found his death during a bombing run. 4) Her husband, Ervin Ross Marlin, was a friend of her brother. Together the couple had six children. 5) As a child she lived in the Netherlands and Ireland. Later she lived in the US, Canada, and England for many years. 6) A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic (1935), was Ms. van Stockum’s first book and won honors from the Newbery Medal committee. 7) Her best known book, The Winged Watchman, describes true events of how windmills were used for signaling the Dutch Resistance during World War II. 8) In 1983 she was elected to the Honorary Council of the Royal Hibernian…
I enjoyed reading about each of the well-developed characters and their back-story. Along with the creative story, the reader gets a sense of 17th Century Holland and what it was like to live during that time.
Anne Frank’s Diary was published in 67 languages and is considered one of the best first-hand experiences of the war from a unique Jewish perspective.
The book is very dense with lots of eyewitness accounts to the battles from the average soldiers as well as civilian locals.