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Lili Marlene by Liel Leibovitz
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Jul 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: music-related-non-fiction, world-war
Read from June 28 to 29, 2011

Compelling, immensely readable look at the history of "Lili Marlene," the international hit song of WWII. Why a song becomes popular at a certain point in time is always a mystery but a fascinating one and Leibovitz, the author, is completely up to the task here, providing the story's minute historical details in a beautifully accessible writing style. Background information on the war is provided, not regarding the entire conflict, but only the sections that immediately intersect the song's creation and meteoric rise in popularity.

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06/28/2011 page 71
28.0% "I can't put it down."

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