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Silence of the Wave, The by Gianrico Carofiglio
Silence of the Wave, The by Gianrico Carofiglio
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is the first Carofiglio I have read and am unlikely to read another. A nice romance book and I liked the way he brings the parallel stories together, but not enough crime in it to either turn it into a thriller or keep you guessing whodunnit.
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
4.0 out of 5 stars I bit slow in places, 19 May 2014
Lovely narratives and building of personalities, but there were long sections which were drawn out while in others it went too quickly
The Origins Of The Final Solution: The Evolution o&hellip by Christopher Browning
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, 16 Dec 2013
When my father passed away recently he left behind an interesting collection of historic, religious and cultural literature. One of the books I picked up, and found difficult to put down was "The Origins of the Final Solution - The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939 - March 1942" by Christopher Browning and published by the University of Nebraska Press for Yad Vashem.
The book starts with describing the transition from religious based anti-Semitism, which had existed for thousands of years, to racial and political anti-Semitism. How hating and mistreating Germany's assimilated Jews, who were contributing commercially and culturally to their host country's society, could… Read more

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