This graphic novel recounts The White Rose Anti-Nazi activities of Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell and Willi Graf during WWII
Bending Toward the Sun A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie & Rita Lurie – of how the mother’s holocaust experience affected later generations
In 1939, Paris, Odile Souchet has her life on track. She’s working in her dream job at the American Library in Paris, a great boyfriend working as a cop, and a loving family.
Virginia Hall is an American from Baltimore, for her France is a second home. Virginia volunteers to work with the SOE and the OSS to coordinate the response of the French Resistance with the Allies, prior to D-Day.
The book does a great job to taking a complex, and messy, narrative and shaping it for the reader to understand. It was amusing to read how an obscure, but genius, cryptographer working in a dank room had far reaching consequences on the other side of the world without anyone knowing about it.
Rod Serling (25 December, 1924 – 28 June, 1975) was an American playwright, screen writer, and TV producer. He is mostly known as the creator, and narrator of the TV show The Twilight Zone.
James Jones (6 November, 1921 – 9 May, 1977)was an American author, mostly known for his award winning novel From Here to Eternity.
Germania by Harald Gilbers is a murder-mystery taking place during the last weeks of World War II, following a Jewish investigator reactivated by the Gestapo. This book won the Glauser Prize for the best German crime novel.
Follows a pregnant woman researching her uncle’s past after World War II.
This was a surprising book, unlike many of the espionage novels I’ve read before. The story takes place over 70+ years in which the protagonist finds himself on the edge of history, like many of us do.