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Blood of Victory (Night Soldiers, #7)
3.96
really liked it
None
not set
Jun 18, 2009
 
A Hero of France (Night Soldiers, #14)
3.69
really liked it
None
Jul 16, 2016
Jun 04, 2016
 
The Night Watch
3.67
really liked it
None
Dec 07, 2015
Nov 30, 2015
 
Summer of my German Soldier
3.66
it was amazing
None
not set
Sep 02, 2009
 
Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member
3.45
it was amazing
None
not set
Sep 02, 2009
 
Ship of Fools
3.69
it was amazing
None
not set
Sep 02, 2009
 
War of the Rats
4.11
really liked it
None
not set
Jan 28, 2010
 
Night Soldiers (Night Soldiers, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
None
Nov 2007
May 10, 2010
 
In the Land of Armadillos: Stories
4.56
None
not set
Jul 24, 2015
 
The World at Night (Night Soldiers, #4)
4.07
it was amazing
None
not set
May 10, 2010
 
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
3.88
it was amazing
None
Aug 22, 2015
Jun 22, 2015
 
A German Requiem (Bernard Gunther, #3)
4.09
None
not set
Jul 16, 2012
 
The Confidential Agent: An Entertainment
3.63
really liked it
None
not set
Nov 09, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.36
really liked it
None
Jul 16, 2016
Jul 09, 2016
 
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris
3.50
really liked it
Pulse-racing historical fiction, along the lines of Devil in the White City. A truly horrible story, one of those things you wish you hadn't read and ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
Spies of the Balkans (Night Soldiers, #11)
3.88
really liked it
Another terrific spy novel by Alan Furst.

What I love about Furst, in addition to the supple beauty of his words, is the way his extensive grasp of kn
...more
Jul 04, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
March Violets (Bernard Gunther, #1)
3.85
really liked it
I haven't read a straight crime thriller in a long time, let alone any noir; but since I'm submerged in World War II, I thought I'd give the Berlin No ...more
Jun 09, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
 
The Tin Drum
3.96
it was amazing
It is as if Gunter Grass reinvented language and storytelling to describe the landscape of World War II Germany in this book. Even in translation, it ...more
Oct 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
3.94
it was amazing
What's great about this book are not only the extraordinary facts of the story itself, but the cheeky, clubby descriptions of these too-strange-for-fi ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
3.61
really liked it
This is truly an extraordinary book, about an extraordinary woman. I wasn't able to finish it--my reading life sent me off in another direction--but I ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Oct 04, 2013
 
Death in Breslau: An Eberhard Mock Investigation
3.52
really liked it
The city of Breslau. Don't look for it on a map. It doesn't exist anymore. Once upon a time, it was a German city sharing a border with Poland. After ...more
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 24, 2014
 
Atonement
3.87
it was amazing
This is the best book I have read since discovering The Great Gatsby at the age of thirteen. It begins like a novel by Jane Austen, or Trollope, you k ...more
Oct 2006
Jun 18, 2009
 
Regions of the Great Heresy: Bruno Schulz a Biographical Portrait
4.20
really liked it
If you are going to read The Street of Crocodiles, this book is a necessary companion. On its own, the facts it contains would make an incredible movi ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
Cat and Mouse
3.53
it was amazing
If you've only read The Tin Drum, and you're looking for more Gunter Grass to read, this is the book for you. It's short and straightforward and quiet ...more
not set
Jun 25, 2011
 
The Pale Criminal (Bernard Gunther, #2)
4.02
really liked it
I read this all in one day. I repeat; in Nazi Germany, Bernie Gunther would have been dead ten times by page 50. But I'll forgive Phillip Kerr, if onl ...more
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
 
Every Man Dies Alone
4.21
it was amazing
It is not possible to recommend this book highly enough. It is a literary phenomenon, a tour-de-force written in 24 days in 1947 by a man already brok ...more
Oct 2009
May 10, 2010
 
The Ministry of Fear
3.81
it was amazing
We're in London, it's World War II, and Arthur Rowe, the book's main character, is lured out of his apartment and across the street by a church carniv ...more
Jan 2008
Sep 02, 2009
 
Wolf Among Wolves
4.13
it was amazing
OMG, I never reviewed this book? Bad Helen!

This was an incredibly important read for me. It's a story of life in Germany running up to World War 2, to
...more
Nov 2010
Oct 11, 2010
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.31
it was amazing
As I sit at my computer, my fingers on the keys, I am stumped. The words won't come. I feel inadequate to the task of reviewing this book.

All the Ligh
...more
Nov 02, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
 
Life and Fate
4.43
it was amazing
If you are interested in the history of the 20th Century, Life and Fate is a necessary read. A tapestry of World War II Russia, it weaves together sto ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 13, 2011
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