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Marc H. Stevens

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Marc Stevens was born in Montreal in the late 1950's. but grew up between Ottawa and Toronto. He attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto in the late 1970's.

From the age of 10, Marc has had a serious case of wanderlust, and has visited over 65 countries on all 7 continents. An interest in history, especially aviation in World War II, developed because of the service of Marc's father as an RAF bomber pilot in that war. Marc's dad, Peter Stevens, died in 1979, before Marc was able to question his father about the latter's wartime exploits. This led to Marc's beginning an 18 year quest, to discover exactly why his father had been awarded one of Britain's highest medals for bravery, the Military Cross.

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Average rating: 4.34 · 89 ratings · 11 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
Escape, Evasion and Revenge...

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Free As a Running Fox by T.D. Calnan
"Former RAF Wing Commander T.D. Calnan wrote his account of wartime captivity and and escapes when he himself was in middle age, considerably after the events which he conveyed. Yet he made them fresh and immediate, and vividly puts his readers in the" Read more of this review »
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Free As A Running Fox by T.D. Calnan
"A fascinating, true story of a British POW's attempts to escape German confinement in the Second World War. I have read this book several times and still enjoy it."
Free As a Running Fox by T.D. Calnan
"This is perhaps one of the lesser-known WWII escape tales, though Tommy Calnan's tale forms part of the fascinating saga of British and Allied airmen in the Stalag Luft III compounds.

In its pages we meet again Eric Williams and Mike Codner of the Woo" Read more of this review »
" KOMET wrote: "1) "First Light: The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-Torn Skies Above Britain" by Geoffrey Wellum

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Picturing the Bomb by Rachel Fermi
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The Orpheus Clock by Simon Goodman
“Dozens of paintings could fit those general descriptions. Instead, claimants had to describe their stolen painting in detail, including if possible the canvas measurements—an important identifying point in paintings—and provide documentation of prior ownership.”
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The Orpheus Clock by Simon Goodman
“It dawned on me that at least some of the art my family had lovingly collected might also serve as memorial candles.”
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The Orpheus Clock by Simon Goodman
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The Orpheus Clock is a story that hits very close to my heart. It involves the descendant of a wealthy German-Jewish family (super-wealthy, actually) who lost it all in the Holocaust. Simon Goodman grew up in London knowing his heritage, while his fa ...more
" In case anyone is interested, the book I wrote about my father should qualify for this theme.

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