From the list on life under Nazi occupation.
Who am I?
I am Robert Loewen, the author of The Lioness of Leiden. Imagine that you were born between 1910 and 1925, and the war in Europe is raging. You're a university professor in Berlin who holds meetings at your home to resist the oppressive regime that has imprisoned prominent members of the opposition. Or maybe you are a Jewish man who plans to use your linguistic talent to succeed in a Czechoslovakian business venture, but you just received an order to report for transportation to a place called Auschwitz. Perhaps you are a Dutch university student who joins the resistance when the Third Reich invades your country.
Robert's book list on life under Nazi occupation
Discover why each book is one of Robert's favorite books.
Why did Robert love this book?
This is the story of an American diplomat, Virginia Hall, who served in the French resistance.
Virginia Hall, the protagonist in A Woman of No Importance, worked for American and British intelligence. Much of her story was classified until recently.
But once she had access to those documents, author Sonia Purcell was able to weave together a masterly account of this most unusual woman’s brave contributions to the war effort.
A Woman of No Importance
Why should I read it?
12 authors picked A Woman of No Importance as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London
Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography
"Excellent...This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down." -- The New York Times Book Review
"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little resistance." - NPR