Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Breakout at Stalingrad

Author: Heinrich Gerlach Book review by: James Durney, Newbridge Library After reading the epic novel Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman I decided to follow up my appraisal of this momentous WWII battle with a view from the German side with Breakout at Stalingrad by Heinrich Gerlach. The main character in the book is Lieutenant Breuer who… Continue reading Breakout at Stalingrad

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

Author: Anders Rydell Review by: Elaine, Newbridge Library While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating an even greater literary crime. Through extensive new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves—Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book… Continue reading The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

Adult Non-fiction

The Volunteer

Author: Jack Fairweather Genre: Adult Non-fiction Reviewed by: Ann This is the unbelievable true story of one Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative during WWII.  The story is unbelievable because the usual narrative is of people trying to escape the horrors of Auschwitz, where this man not only broke into Auschwitz but survived its barbarity.… Continue reading The Volunteer