Book Review: Masaryk Station by David Downing
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / June 25, 2013

This is the final book to an excel­lent series in which the author appraises post World War II Europe in a cyn­i­cal, tired, yet clear man­ner. The book is a won­der­ful intro­duc­tion to the Berlin Block­ade, told through an excit­ing story with like­able characters.

Book Review: The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia
5 Stars , Historical Fiction / February 17, 2011

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. The publisher has made available one (1) copy of “The Fifth Servant” to be given out- enter at the end of the post. My rating for “The Fifth Servant” – 5 About: “The Fifth Servant” by Kenneth Wishnia (Website) is a fictional mystery set in 1592 at Jewish Ghetto in the city of Prague. The book is rich with Jewish culture and the tensions between Jews and Christians. Get a discount on “The Fifth Servant” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon |Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: “The Fifth Servant” by Kenneth Wishnia is told through the eyes of Benyamin Ben Akivah, a Talmudic scholar who follows his disgruntled wife from Poland to Prague. The book takes place over three days and two nights when Benyamin tries to solve a blood libel incident which weighed down the Jewish communities up until the 20th Century. This is a clever book, filled with excellent research, vivid imagery, and good writing sprinkled with humor. The medieval ghetto life is convincing and rich in detail, city of Prague comes to life even though it wouldn’t be a…

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