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Clare Mulley

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Clare Mulley is the award-wining author of three biographies.
- 'The Women Who Flew for Hitler' (Macmillan, 2017) explores the lives of Nazi Germany's only female test pilots, Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg.
- 'The Spy Who Loved', (Macmillan, 2012) looks at the secretss and lives of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, the first woman to work for Britain as a special agent the war. The book has now been optioned by Universal Studios.
- 'The Woman Who Saved the Children', (Oneworld, 2009), is about Eglantyne Jebb, controversial founder of Save the Children, won the Daily Mail Biographers Club prize.
Clare also writes and reviews for the Spectator, History Today and the Telegraph among other publications. Increasingly on TV an
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The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley
"This was a very interesting story, one I wasn't aware of until I saw it on a library shelf. There were a few points where my interest waned, and others that were very difficult to read, given the atrocities that occurred during this time. That sai..." Read more of this review »
The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley
"I was most attracted to this book by its resume. It actually made me think: "now this is a movie I want to see!" Keen to discover more about these two extraordinary Germans flying ladies and their rivalry I dived in. It's a very thorough research..." Read more of this review »
The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley
"This is a duel biography of two women aviators, Hanna Reitsch (1912-1979) and Countess Melitta Schiller Schenk Gafin von Stauffenberg (1903-1945). Hanna had Aryan looks and Melitta was a brunette from Prussian aristocracy. These women became brill..." Read more of this review »
Clare Mulley made a comment on the poll: Regarding the Presidents' Series: - Starting new poll since we have scheduled two of the presidents with the most votes already for later in the year - so you have a brand new chance to vote again Which president are you most interested in reading about and discussing next? Select one. To make this poll clearer - we have updated the reading order of the presidents in the past few months and we have scheduled the top vote getters (Washington and Madison) and we want to update the list for the next selected presidents. We are reading a book about each of the presidents and discussing each president as part of a series we call the Presidential Series for all folks new to the History Book Club - it is just one of the Series and offerings that we have which are on-going. One reason is that the goodreads polls themselves have not been working for large groups so that the moderator could select group and all to alert group members that there was even a poll to vote on like we had done before - they still are not working that way or the way they used to. We have already read and discussed books or have an upcoming book slated on all of the following presidents so we have not included them in the list of presidents that we have not covered to date List of Presidents covered either in prior, current or upcoming scheduled discussions - therefore you will not find them on the voting list: 3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) (multiple books) 6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) (multiple books and one upcoming on the first lady) 7. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) 11. James K. Polk (1845-1849) 16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) (multiple books) 18. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) 26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) (multiple books and Unreasonable Men discussion going on now) 28. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) 32. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) (multiple books) 34. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961 (multiple books and one just recently) 36. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) (multiple books) 37. Richard Nixon (1969-1974) 40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) 42. Bill Clinton (1993-2001) 1. George Washington (1789-1797) is now scheduled and slated 4. James Madison (1809-1817) is now scheduled and slated If you do not recognize some of the names on the voting list - there were 14 presidents of the United States before George Washington and before the Constitution was ratified and we were asked to include them by the membership - here is a link which might help you identify who these folks were - http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/03/03/14-presidents-of-the-u-s-before-george-washington/7/ Note: This is President Series Poll Five - We have 13,000+ members and one of the guidelines is that all members vote in polls and respond to event notifications (yes, maybe, no) - either or both of these take 1 second tops. Please vote and respond - that is what continues to make a community of readers timely and great and helps us with the planning which you enjoy reading. Thanks to all members. If you would like to see a list of all of the presidents of the United States and their vice presidents after the Constitution was ratified - here is that link: http://www.presidentsusa.net/presvplist.html
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"Excellent read and great story about a fascinating woman. A testimony to her were not only the accolades and medals she received for her service in the war, but the numerous men who went to their graves protecting her legacy and story."
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“Christine did not live, or love, as most people do. She lived boundlessly, as generous as she could be cruel, prepared to give her life at any moment for a worthy cause, but rarely sparing a thought for the many casualties that fell in her wake.”
Clare Mulley, The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

“For a once renowned woman who loved telling tales of dodging bullets, wielding grenades and subverting dogs trained to kill, Christine's story is, surprisingly, little known today.”
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“But most of these women -- the famous and the obscure -- had one thing in common: they did not think of themselves as heroes. They followed their consciences, saw something that needed to be done, and they did it. And all of them helped win a war, even though many of them paid the ultimate price for their contribution. But their sacrifice was not in vain, especially if their courage continues to inspire others to fight injustice and evil wherever they find it.
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“May be you find out I could be useful getting people out of camps and prisons in Germany - just before they got shot. I should love to do it and I like to jump out of a plane even every day.”
Christine Granville

“Christine did not live, or love, as most people do. She lived boundlessly, as generous as she could be cruel, prepared to give her life at any moment for a worthy cause, but rarely sparing a thought for the many casualties that fell in her wake.”
Clare Mulley, The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

“For a once renowned woman who loved telling tales of dodging bullets, wielding grenades and subverting dogs trained to kill, Christine's story is, surprisingly, little known today.”
Clare Mulley, The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

“When he came he first covered me with his revolver', Christine write in her official report, but it was not long before Waem put the gun down on the table between them.”
Clare Mulley, The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

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