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Doing Dewey is organizing a fun month around nonfiction! Here is the topic for week 2, hosted by Regular Rumination:
This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!”
or just two titles that you think would go well together.
Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history
by reading a nonfiction version of the story.
Today, I’m offering you 4 novels paired with 4 nonfiction books, all related to France!
8 books I enjoyed a lot
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BOOK PAIRING #1
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
BOOK PAIRING #2
WWII – THE RESISTANCE
BOOK PAIRING #3
PARIS – LA SEINE RIVER
BOOK PAIRING #4
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
FRENCH BOOK PAIRING COMING TO MIND?
I LOVE FRANCE
And maybe you do too!
If you have recently read a good book in connection with France,
or watched a movie, read an article on France, etc,
please mention it in the comment section
and add a link to your blog post if you have one.
I will regularly post a recap of all the links mentioned.
If it’s a book review, why not enter it in the 2015 French Bingo?
The Cost of Courage
The Cost of Courage
by Charles Kaiser
Publication Date: Jun 16, 2015
by Other Press
Source: Received from the publisher
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In full compliance with FTC Guidelines,
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
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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The happy winner is…
and she chose to receive this book:
Gracianna, by Trini Amador – hardcover, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
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