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The Desert of Wheat: Classic American Western Novel By Zane Grey
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Hero Kurt Dorn is the son of a German immigrant, which puts father and son at odds during the war. Most of the book is taken up with Dorn's fight against the I.W.W., a socialist labor force that's... More > backed by German money. (A double whammy as the two things America hated most at this time was Germany AND socialists!) It's not until the last third or so of the book that Kurt goes off to war. Author Zane Grey, through his fictional character, is able to go off on a tangent about American women going ga-ga over a uniform and throwing themselves at men. (Like that's never happened before.) Once in the trenches of France, Dorn - who had been so anxious to go kill Germans - suddenly realizes the evils of war and the wrongness of wholesale slaughter. Not that that stops him from killing a few Germans anyway.< Less
Death Steppe: A World War II Novel By Judy Bruce
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction Series. This World War II story, set in western Soviet Union during Germany’s retreat, follows the lives of a Russian war widow, a dissident, Christian, and... More > black marketeer, as she serves as a medic on the front lines, and a disillusioned German lieutenant, a former professor and concentration camp officer, as he fights in a losing effort. After our heroine is forced into service as a navigator in a women’s air force regiment, flying plywood and canvas biplanes on harrowing night missions, she encounters the injured yet violent German when her plane crashes. Together they embark on a turbulent journey, first as enemies, later as lovers and disheartened deserters.< Less
No Greater Love, A Novel of World War II By HW Coyle
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A French mother anxious to spare her son from war starts him on a journey that does everything but. To avoid conscription John-Paul assumes the identity of his cousin, Pauline Valery. The same... More > attributes that caused his mother to fear for his safety allows him to assume his new role with ease. When France sues for peace any thoughts of returning to his former life are forgotten as John-Paul settles into a new life as Pauline, one better suited to his nature than the one he left behind. This new life is complicated when Pauline catches the attention of Erich Gerhart, a German soldier. Erich's interest in Pauline is noted by a leader in the Resistance who encourages her to cultivate a relationship with the German in an effort to gain access to the information he routinely handles. As Pauline attempts to balance her duty to her country, affections for Erich and the need to keep her true nature a secret, D-Day brings the very war her mother hoped to spare her from to Pauline’s doorstep.< Less
Betrayal: A novel based on the life of Edith Cavel By A C Dickens
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On a sunny Norfolk beach, the Rev. Frederick Cavell and his wife row over her worries about Edith their independent and self-willed daughter. Little will they know that her mother’s concerns... More > would not only come true but also will impact, upon the nation, during the dark days of World War1. After training as a nurse and rising within the profession, Edith is approached by British Intelligence, to become an agent, when she returns to war torn Belgium, intending to open a Red Cross Hospital in Brussels. Will she accept and if so are the Government’s motives honourable or more sinister? Should she get into trouble for helping her countrymen during the impending German Occupation, will it choose to intervene to avoid her becoming a tragic heroine or will her death better suit its purpose?< Less
How The Burning Bush Burns: A Trio of Short Novels By Abraham Rothberg
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The Hebrew Book of Exodus, begins with the story of Moses and the burning bush, a story that becomes a metaphor for the Jewish people burned by genocide, persecution, hatred, prejudice, but not... More > consumed. These short novels tell of Jews in the post-Holocaust 20th century struggling to survive not only the Holocaust, but their efforts to keep that bush greening and revived even after German murderousness has set it burning. “How the Burning Bush Burns,” tells of Polish Jews who have lost everything, and how they try to survive transplanted in New York City and Israel. Next, “The Preservers,” tells how a rabbi who is obsessed with preserving whatever artifacts of Jewish life and religion he can find given how much has been destroyed. The last, "The Pinkas Wall," tells of an American Jewish foreign correspondent in post-WW II Czechoslovakia who reflects on the Nazi occupation, while experiencing the contemporary oppression of another anti-Semitic regime under Stalinism.< Less
How The Burning Bush Burns: A Trio of Short Novels By Abraham Rothberg
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The Hebrew Book of Exodus, begins with the story of Moses and the burning bush, a story that becomes a metaphor for the Jewish people burned by genocide, persecution, hatred, prejudice, but not... More > consumed. These short novels tell of Jews in the post-Holocaust 20th century struggling to survive not only the Holocaust, but their efforts to keep that bush greening and revived even after German murderousness has set it burning. “How the Burning Bush Burns,” tells of Polish Jews who have lost everything, and how they try to survive transplanted in New York City and Israel. Next, “The Preservers,” tells how a rabbi who is obsessed with preserving whatever artifacts of Jewish life and religion he can find given how much has been destroyed. The last, "The Pinkas Wall," tells of an American Jewish foreign correspondent in post-WW II Czechoslovakia who reflects on the Nazi occupation, while experiencing the contemporary oppression of another anti-Semitic regime under Stalinism.< Less
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Der Neuen Gedichte: Anderer Teil [German] By Rainer Maria Rilke
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December... More > 1875 – 29 December 1926)—better known as Rainer Maria Rilke (German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈʁɪlkə])—was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry, and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainer_Maria_Rilke< Less
Auguste Rodin Mit 96 Vollbildern [German] By Rainer Maria Rilke
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December... More > 1875 – 29 December 1926)—better known as Rainer Maria Rilke (German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈʁɪlkə])—was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry, and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainer_Maria_Rilke< Less
Visionen und andere phantastische Erzahlungen [German] By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev... More > (/tɜːrˈɡɛnjəf, -ˈɡeɪn-/; Russian: Ива́н Серге́евич Турге́нев; IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲɪrˈɡʲeɪvʲɪtɕ tʊrˈɡʲenʲɪf]; November 9 [O.S. October 28] 1818 – September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born into a family of Russian land-owners in Oryol, Russia, on November 9, 1818 (October 28 Old Style). His father, Sergei Nikolaevich Turgenev, a colonel in the Russian cavalry, was a chronic philanderer[citation needed]. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Turgenev< Less

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