” . A “vividly narrated” portrait of margaret Bourke-White, Martha Gellhorn, and over ninety other female reporters who covered WWII combat Robert Caro. The annals of the greatest generation are not complete without acknowledging the contributions of America’s fearless female combat correspondents.
The Women Who Wrote the War: The Riveting Saga of World War II's Daredevil Women and Correspondents #ad - In this long-overdue book, nancy sorel pays homage to these unsung heroes, many of whom left comfortable lives behind to chronicle events on the battlefields of Europe and Asia during the Second World War. Many others have been overlooked by history. A few became world-famous, recording the bleak realities of life in post-liberation france; and marguerite Higgins, the only Western photographer to cover the Nazi invasion of the USSR; Martha Gellhorn, like photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, writer and wife of Ernest Hemingway, who presciently reported on the menace of fascism; the New Yorker’s Janet Flanner, who dared to enter the concentration camp at Dachau just ahead of the American army.
The Voyage OutOpen Road Media #ad - As poignant as anything in modern fiction”: An English girl comes of age on a journey to South America in this debut novel by the author of Mrs. Forster. Aboard her father’s cargo ship, her aunt and uncle, young Rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter.
. With an appearance by clarissa dalloway—and a fateful encounter between her husband and Rachel—Virginia Woolf’s debut novel anticipates the groundbreaking brilliance of her later works while displaying all their wit, insight, and heartbreaking sensitivity. Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love.
The Voyage Out #ad - Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative. New republic this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer.
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End of a Berlin DiaryRosettaBooks #ad - The book was an instant success—and would not be the last of his expert observations on Europe. End of a berlin diary chronicles this year-long study of Germany after Hitler. Shirer’s berlin diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, appeared in 1941.
A vivid and unforgettable word picture of the destruction of Nazi Germany” The New York Times. It was in 1940, when he was still virtually unknown, that Shirer wondered whether his eyewitness account of the collapse of the world around Nazi Germany could be of any interest or value as a book. Shirer returned to the European front in 1944 to cover the end of the war.
End of a Berlin Diary #ad - Through a combination of shirer’s lucid, the weariness, shirer provides insight into the unrest, honest reporting, copies of captured Nazi documents, and an eyewitness account of Hitler’s last days, along with passages on the Nuremberg trials, and the tentative steps world leaders took towards peace.
A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at cBS, William L. Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. As the smoke cleared, shirer—who watched the birth of a monster that threatened to engulf the world—now stood witness to the death of the Third Reich.
The Plots Against HitlerHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - And he challenges us to ask whether we would have summoned the same courage. Charles S. In 1933, adolf hitler became chancellor of Germany. This dramatic account is history at its most suspenseful, revealing the full story of those noble, ingenious, but ultimately failed efforts. The first definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany: “Superb” Publishers Weekly.
Yet over the next few years, politicians, an unlikely cadre of conspirators emerged—schoolteachers, theologians, even a carpenter—who would try repeatedly to end the Führer’s genocidal reign. Orbach deftly analyzes the mixed motives, moral ambiguities and organizational vulnerability that marked their work, while reminding us forcefully of their essential bravery and rightness.
We’ve had no idea until now how close they came—several times—to succeeding. Orbach’s fresh research offers profound new insight into the conspirators’ methods, motivations, fears, and hopes. The plots against hitler fundamentally alters our view of World War II and sheds bright—even redemptive—light on its darkest days.
The Plots Against Hitler #ad - A year later, freedom of the press was but a memory, all political parties but the Nazis had been outlawed, and Hitler’s dominance seemed complete. Maier, harvard university, professor of history, and author of Among Empires “A gripping look at a historical counternarrative that remains relevant and disturbing.
Kirkus Reviews. A riveting narrative of the organization, conspiracy, and sacrifices made by those who led the resistance against Hitler.
Carve Her Name with PridePen & Sword Military #ad - The purpose of the soe was to conduct sabotage and espionage, and to aide local resistance movements in occupied Europe. Then, 1944, on june 7, Szabo parachuted into Limoges. Violette Szabo was about to make history. Minney’s stirring historical narrative was the basis for the classic 1959 film starring Virginia Mckenna and Paul Scofield Portland Book Review.
To violette’s surprise, opportunity came at the request of Britain’s Special Organization Executive. The thrilling and inspiring true story of Violette Szabo, the fearless British cloak-and-dagger agent who infiltrated Nazi occupied France. Violette’s bravery and spirit shine throughout” this arresting true story of a heroic woman, undaunted by her missions, or the reality of the fate that would most likely await her in the closing years of war.
Carve Her Name with Pride #ad - J. His death only made the resilient young widow more determined than ever to join England’s war effort in World War II. R. Her task was to coordinate the work of the French Resistance in the first days after D-Day. Switchboard operator and volunteer for the women’s Land Army, Violette Szabo was only twenty-two years old when her husband, a captain in the French Foreign Legion, Etienne, died at El Alamein.
Trained in secret in the scottish Highlands, Violette became an expert in fieldcraft, covert navigation, and weapons and demolition.
Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age RomanceHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - I. N. Theirs was a world filled with mansions, summer homes, balls, and extended European vacations. With an impressive amount of research behind every page, Zimmerman manages to capture the sweeping drama of the turn of the century as well as the compelling story of a couple who knew how to love, fiercely.
But beyond their life of prominence and prestige, Edith and Newton battled together on behalf of New York’s poor and powerless—and through it all, sustained a strong-rooted marriage. Phelps stokes—one of the Gilded Age’s most famous works of art. Newton became a passionate preserver of New York history and published the finest collection of Manhattan maps and views in a six-volume series.
Edith became the face of the age when daniel Chester French sculpted her for Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, a colossus intended to match the Statue of Liberty’s grandeur. Her superb pacing and gripping narrative will appeal to all who enjoy history, biography, and real-life romance. Library Journal. Contemporaries of the astors and vanderbilts, linked by privilege—her grandparents built the world’s fastest clipper ship, they grew up together along the shores of bucolic Staten Island, while his family owned most of Murray Hill.
Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age Romance #ad - This fascinating biography re-creates the glittering world of Edith Minturn and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes—and reveals how their love for each other was matched by their dedication to others. And Mrs. The true story of the new york society couple portrayed in the John Singer Sargent painting—an architect and an heiress who became passionate reformers.
Jefferson's Second Revolution: The Election Crisis of 1800 and the Triumph of RepublicanismHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - In the election of 1800, federalist incumbent John Adams, and the elitism he represented, faced Republican Thomas Jefferson. Congress was supposed to resolve the tie, but would the Federalists hand over power peacefully to their political enemies, to Jefferson and his Republicans? For weeks on end, nothing was certain.
She captures its great drama, gives us fresh, ﬁnely drawn portraits of the founding fathers, and brilliantly parses the enduring signiﬁcance of the crisis. Jefferson defeated adams but, tied with his own running mate, through a quirk in Electoral College balloting, Aaron Burr. That tense standoff could have plunged the country into a disastrous armed conflict, but instead cemented the legitimacy of peaceful, if not smooth, Dunn explains, transfers of power.
Jefferson's Second Revolution: The Election Crisis of 1800 and the Triumph of Republicanism #ad - Publishers weekly “dunn simultaneously teaches and enthralls with her eloquent, five-sensed descriptions of the people and places that shaped our democracy. Entertainment Weekly. Dunn, a scholar of eighteenth-century american history, has provided a valuable reminder of an election in which the stakes were truly enormous and the political vituperation was far more poisonous than the relatively moderate attacks heard today.
. . . The year 1800 marked the end of federalist elitism, pointed the way to peaceful power shifts, cleared a place for states’ rights in the political landscape—and set the stage for the Civil War.
The View from the GroundAtlantic Monthly Press #ad - An anthology spanning six decades of on-the-scene journalism from “one of the most eloquent witnesses of the twentieth century” Bill Buford, Granta. That is to say, the countries in the background were at peace at the moment of writing; not that there was peace on earth. Included here are accounts of america during the depression, israel and Palestine in the 1950s, protests at the White House, post-Franco Spain, domestic life in Africa, and Gellhorn’s return to Cuba after a forty-one-year absence—among many other topics.
The View from the Ground #ad - Informed by the horrors of fascism in spain and germany, is “an eloquent, and by the courage of those who stand up to the thugs both in an out of government, The View from the Ground is a singular act of testimony that, like its companion volume, the modern terror in Central America, The Face of War, unforgettable history of a chaotic century” San Francisco Chronicle.
The view from the ground, as Gellhorn explains, “is a selection of articles written during six decades; peace-time reporting. For nearly sixty years, martha Gellhorn traveled the globe to report on the tumult and extremity of life in the twentieth century.
1941: The America That Went to WarCarrel Books #ad - The america of 1941 was very different from the country we know today. From joe dimaggio’s still unbroken hitting streak to the infamy of Pearl Harbor, 1941: The America That Went to War immerses readers in a world of big bands and bigger headlines. Christie describes all this and more, demonstrating that one cannot understand the United States during and after World War II without understanding the country that entered the war.
Yet everything was about to change with the forced entry onto the world stage. Access to the political process was uneven, ethnic stereotypes were widely accepted, and concerns with social justice were only beginning to expand. Most people were just getting back on their feet after the Great Depression. After the depression, most workers found jobs related to the growing defense industry, but the nation was fearful of the foreign wars that made increased armaments necessary.
1941: The America That Went to War #ad - A detailed, panoramic portrait of America and its people in the twelve months leading up to its entry into WWII. A fascinating glimpse of a country passing through the twilight of splendid isolation to becoming a world power. New york journal of Books. Organized in a series of vignettes representing focal events of each month, 1941 show both what Americans were doing and how they saw themselves and the world in that last year of peace.
The New Colossus: A NovelMadison Square Books #ad - Corruption. Outgunned and ignoring her contemptuous all-male colleagues, Bly has only two real allies: a doctor who uses scientific techniques to establish criminal behavior, and a theater critic with unlimited access to underground New York. Nellie bly arrives at age twenty-four in Manhattan, lacking connections and money, but blessed with an abundance of courage and a skill for reportage.
Within ten months she lands two front-page stories on the country’s most widely-read newspaper, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World. Her investigation leads to tense encounters with some of the most powerful and ruthless men of the time, in an era where elected officials are bought and sold, and where greed runs rampant on an unregulated Wall Street.
The New Colossus: A Novel #ad - . The pugnacious and voluble pulitzer is so impressed that he assigns her to get to the bottom of a murder that has confounded the police—the untimely death of his friend Emma Lazarus, the controversial poet and activist. New york in 1880 is a hell of a place to make your living. Murder. Greed. As the pieces fall into place, Bly uncovers layer after layer of corruption, getting closer to a dangerous core—and to the truth.
The Longest Year: America at War and at Home in 1944Skyhorse Publishing #ad - A seasoned historian delivers a fluently readable history. Kirkus Reviews. But rather than focusing on military battles and strategy alone, Brooks chronicles the year as a microcosm of disparate military, political, and civilian events that came together to define a specific moment in time. Historian victor brooks argues that 1944 was “the longest year” for Americans of that era, both in terms of US casualties and in deciding the outcome of World War II.
And as american troops invaded the island of Leyte—launching the largest naval battle during the war—President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas E. Dewey were in the home stretch leading up to the election of 1944. This “highly recommended” account of 1944—arguably the most important year in modern history—reads like a suspenseful drama The History Channel.
The Longest Year: America at War and at Home in 1944 #ad - A great read. Steven M. Gillon, scholar-in-residence, The History Channel “Brooks unravels the story with accessible detail for lay readers. . . . The longest year will interest both WWII buffs, and newcomers to the topic, with its descriptive blow-by-blow approach, with its clear-cut context.