Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

D-Day Girls


  • Author: Sarah Rose
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 12275911 Bytes


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The dramatic, untold history of the heroic women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory in World War II“Gripping. Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery)—and all of it true.”—Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To “set Europe ablaze,” in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive  (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting, was forced to do something unprecedented: ...

Score: 4.5
From 8,059 Ratings

All the Light We Cannot See


  • Author: Anthony Doerr
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 8737077 Bytes


WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in...

D Day Girls
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

D Day Girls


  • Author : Sarah Rose
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451495082


D Day Girls Book Description :

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Believing that Britain was locked in an existential battle, Winston Churchill had already created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting. Their job, he declared, was to "set Europe ablaze." But with most men on the front lines, the SOE was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In D-Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recentl...

D Day Girls
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

D Day Girls


  • Author : Sarah Rose
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451495105


D Day Girls Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The dramatic, untold history of the heroic women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory in World War II “Gripping. Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery)—and all of it true.”—Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines. To “set Europe ablaze,” in the words of Winston Churchill, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting, was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Thirty-nine answered the call, leaving their ...

D Day Girls
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

D Day Girls


  • Author : Sarah Rose
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-05-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780751578256


D Day Girls Book Description :

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory, for fans of A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell 'Gripping: Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery) - and all of it true, all precisely documented' ERIK LARSON, author of THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY 'The mission is this: Read D-Day Girls today. Not just for the spy flair but also because this history feels more relevant than ever, as an army of women and girls again find themselves in a fight for the common good' LILY KOPPEL, author of THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB 'Thoroughly researched and written as smoothly as a good thriller, this is a mesmerising story of creati...

A Knock at Midnight
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Knock at Midnight


  • Author : Brittany K. Barnett
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984825797


A Knock at Midnight Book Description :

An urgent call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity—from a gifted young lawyer and important new voice in the movement to transform the system. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER BY USA TODAY AND NEWSWEEK • “An essential book for our time . . . Brittany K. Barnett is a star.”—Van Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN Host, and New York Times bestselling author Brittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever—that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South. A victim of America’s devastating war on drugs, Sharanda had been torn away fr...

Double Cross
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Double Cross


  • Author : Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771000935


Double Cross Book Description :

From the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among Friends, and Rogue Heroes, a fascinating work of popular history that vividly recreates the vast web of deception spun by spies in order to conceal D-Day. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. A stunning military achievement, it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allied attacks would come in Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever car...

Allies
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Allies


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338245745


Allies Book Description :

Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world....

Code Girls
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Code Girls


  • Author : Liza Mundy
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316352550


Code Girls Book Description :

The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post). Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research an...

Decision in Normandy
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Decision in Normandy


  • Author : Carlo D'Este
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2017-07-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635762150


Decision in Normandy Book Description :

“The best-researched, best-written account [of the Normandy Campaign] I have ever read.”—Drew Middleton, The New York Times Book Review One of the most controversial and dangerous military operations in the history of modern warfare, the battle for Normandy took over two years of planning from each country that made up the Allied forces. Mired to this day in myth and misconception, untangling the web of work that led to D-Day is nearly as daunting as the work that led to the day itself. Drawing from declassified documents, personal interviews, diaries, and more, Carlo D’Este uncovers what really happened in Normandy. From what went right to what went wrong, D’Este takes readers on a journey from the very first moment Prime Minister Churchil...

The Radium Girls
Score: 4
From 73 Ratings

The Radium Girls


  • Author : Kate Moore
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492649366


The Radium Girls Book Description :

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest al...