Monday, August 23, 2010
I Love Awesome Books
A couple of years ago I went through a holocaust phase. Or something. I started it by reading 'The Seamstress' - a wonderful book recommended by my oldest sister. I read that, and then followed it with multiple (and when I say multiple, I mean many - many) books also about holocaust survivors and their stories. I read so many of them, in a pretty short amount of time, that I can't really remember individual books anymore. Sad. Maybe I should read them again. Also, sadly, I don't think I really documented them on my blog either. I tried going back to find posts about them, and found one mentioning 'The Seamstress' and 'The Nazi Officer's Wife.' That's all. But I read a lot more than that. Promise.
Anyway, last night, while trying to decide the best way to use my 'audible' credits that have built up over the last few months, I stumbled across a book called 'Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory.' The title was intriguing on its own, and reading some of the reviews showed that a lot of people have liked it. I downloaded it and started listening to it this morning while driving into work. Already, I'm hooked. I listened to it on the way there and the way home, and then again for another hour while using the elliptical. It's fascinating, and I've only just finished chapter four. Definitely worth looking into if you're at all interested in that time period.
The same author also wrote 'Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal.' It's a story about a double agent (he's a spy for Germany who becomes a spy for the Brits, while the Germans still think he's a spy for them...) I may have to look into that one when I'm done with this one.