War (17)


1.

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan EN

Rating: 4     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
The Battle of Arnhem, one of the most dramatic battles of World War II, was as daring as it was ill-fated. It cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. This is the whole compelling story, told through the vast cast of characters involved. From Dutch civilians to British and American strategists, its scope and ambition is unparalleled, superbly recreating the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation.
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

2.

A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel by Isabel Allende EN

Rating: 3.5     31 Votes
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Parade In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succ... continue

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A Passage North by Anuk Audpragasam EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

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Armerian Golgotha by Grigoris Balakian EN

0 Ratings
Country: Africa / Armenia flag Armenia
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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

5.
Earth and Ashes

Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi EN

Rating: 4     10 Votes
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
When the Soviet army arrives in Afghanistan, the elderly Dastaguir witnesses the destruction of his village. Haunting in its spareness, "Earth and Ashes" is a tale of devastating loss, but also of human perseverance in the face of madness and war.
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Recommended: 05 Jan 2023

6.

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie EN

Rating: 4     272 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists—a haunting story of love and war • Recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” award With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revo... continue

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How Dare The Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana EN

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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

8.

How The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic EN

Rating: 4.5     4 Votes
Description:
“A brilliant debut novel” about a young Bosnian War refugee who finds the secret to survival in language and stories (Los Angeles Times). For Aleksandar Krsmanović, Grandpa Slavko’s stories endow life in Višegrad with a kaleidoscopic brilliance. Neighbors, friends, and family past and present take on a mythic quality; the River Drina courses through town like the pulse of life itself. So when his grandfather dies suddenly, Aleksandar promises to carry on the tradition. But then soldiers invade Višegrad—a town previously unconscious of racial and religious divides—and it’s no longer important t... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

9.

I Saw Her That Night by Drago Jančar EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Slovenia flag Slovenia
Description:
"I Saw Her That Night is a tragic love story set amid the atrocities of World War II in Slovenia"--

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Petit pays

Petit pays : roman by Gaël Faye FR

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Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi
Description:
"Burundi, 1992. Gabriel a 10 ans. Il vit dans un confortable quartier d'expatriés avec son père français, entrepreneur, sa mère rwandaise et sa petite soeur Ana. Alors que le jeune garçon voit avec inquiétude ses parents se séparer, la guerre civile se profile et, par vagues successives, la violence envahit le quartier. Premier roman." -- various wwbsites
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Recommended: 26 Dec 2022


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