Book review: The Cost of Courage – I love France #156

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The Cost of Courage

The Cost of Courage

 

 

The Cost of Courage

by Charles Kaiser

nonfiction/history

Publication Date: Jun 16, 2015
by Other Press

304 pp
Hardcover

ISBN: 9781590516140

Ebook
ISBN: 9781590516157

 Source: Received from the publisher

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I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post as a reviewer, and the thoughts are my own.

This book counts for the
following Reading Challenges

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    New-Release-Challenge New Authors 2015

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

 

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As Charles Kaiser highlights in the afterword to his book The Cost of Courage, many Americans know close to nothing about the French Resistance and even forget about German sympathies of famous American appeasers, as well as anti-Semitic organizations blooming in the US in the 1930s. To remedy this amnesia, I highly recommend you read this suspenseful history book on the German Occupation of France during WWII and how one family, and all the French population, dealt with it.
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Sunday Post #17 – 7/5/2015

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I hope you are enjoying this special week-end. Finally it’s warming up around Chicago, good to be able to just read in T-shirt on the porch!
It is so colder than usual that cicadas are at least a month late, compared to my own record of previous years. It really feels so weird not to hear them yet, nor crickets by night.
Anyway, I had a great book week, so here we go:

BOOKS JUST READ

The Cost of Courage

The Travels of Daniel Ascher   Third rule of ten

    click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

The Woman in White

     The Fictional 100 Murder in the Marais

Tell No Lies

  • The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins:
    finally time to read this classic!
    Enjoying it a lot so far.
  • The Fictional 100, by Lucy Pollard-Gott,
    a wonderful book ranking the most influential characters
    in world  literature and legend
  • Audio book:
    Murder in the Marais, by Cara Black.
    I read several in that series,
    each book is set in a different Parisian neighborhood,
    time to start at the beginning!
  • Currently translating into French:
    Tell No Lies, by Tanya Anne Crosby.
    Will be available in French on Oct 1.
    Already translated 2 other books by her

BOOKS UP NEXT

   The Bookseller The Cruelest Month

  1. The Bookseller, a mystery set in Paris!
  2. The Cruelest Month, as audiobook.
    Slowly working my way up in the amazing series by Louise Penny

RECENTLY ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

  • The review of The Cost of Courage
  • The review of 2 Japanese short stories
  • hopefully more!!

 

BOOK REVIEW MOST
READ THIS PAST WEEK

The Travels of Daniel Ascherclick on the cover to know more about it

 

POST MOST VIEWED
ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

sisters of versaillesclick on the cover to know more about it

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

 The Keys of the Watchmen Race to Tibet

Taking the Cross cover  Journeys Through France and Life

         Click here to enter the giveaway

BOOKS JUST ADDED
TO MY GOODREADS TBR

  Speak The Memory Painter

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The Cost of CourageReceived for review from Other Press

 The Bookseller Crypt Thief
another series of mysteries set in Paris!
Received for review from Seventh Street Books

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?