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The Auschwitz Escape (English Edition) von Joel C. Rosenberg
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An enjoyable read, 26. März 2014
There isn't much I can say about this book except that it is a gripping recount. Joel Rosenburg not only developed the characters so well, he did a fascinating job of bringing out their emotions and thoughts and of describing their actions in a way that made it easy for the reader to picture the time and the situations of the characters in the book. His handling of details is perfect, sparing the reader. Not only does he write in a fluid manner, he knows his subject very well. I never felt like putting the book aside during the read. Its captures so much in its scope like stories such as Disciples of Fortune , and The Great Escape. Every chapter was enjoyed.
The Tiger's Wife: A Novel von Téa Obreht
The Tiger's Wife: A Novel von Téa Obreht
4.0 von 5 Sternen Well told, 21. Februar 2014
The one thing I like about The Tiger's Wife is that it is a beautifully written book. In fact, it is mesmerizing. I am awed by the creative mind of the author. Besides, it is a first book. It provides a fascinating insight into the Balkans and the myths or superstitions that abound there. The author conveys the deep message behind the story, which explains not only the resilience of the area but also the ravages that it has been subjected to throughout its turbulent history. Tea moved from the present to the past in an effortless manner, crafting characters that are both imposing and colorful.

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societi&hellip von Jared Diamond
5.0 von 5 Sternen Insightful book, 27. Januar 2014
An interesting book, which tries to explain the emergence of western civilization as the dominant culture in our times. Revealing though it is; it failed to explain a lot that defied the views postulated. A great read though. Union Moujik, Collapse, The Shades of Fire, The Third Chimpanzee are other interesting books to read.