Tagged with world war ii
Life of Objects, the
I'm counting this as read because I got through most of it. The premise is cool, and the first 100+ pages. It's about a bunch of partisans in Occupied Italy. Down with Mussolini and down with the Nazis! But, the rest of it is a little muddy. Juicy subject heading: World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Fiction.
Autobiography of the Woman the Gestapo Called the White Mouse, the
Female French Resistance memoir: that’s all you need to know, right? Nancy Wake was high-spirited and strong-willed. She wasn’t the best writer you’ll ever read, but her memoir does give you some sense of her personality and adventures in Europe during World War II. It leaves you hungry for more, so like me, you’ll probably want to dig up a copy of Nancy Wake: a Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine or Nancy Wake: SOE’s Greatest Heroine.
Those Who Save Us
This is a lovely and often moving story of a German-American mother and daughter. The former is trying to ignore her deeds good and not-so-good in Weimar, Germany before and during World War II, and the latter, a historian, trying to discover and understand her mother's generation's experiences and behaviors in the Nazi regime. The story goes back and forth between daughter Trudy's modern day interview project and mother Anna's youthful struggles with love and providing for her daughter.