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By Anthony Doerr

From the hugely acclaimed, a number of award-winning Anthony Doerr, the gorgeous, stunningly formidable speedy ny instances bestseller a few blind French lady and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as either try and live on the devastation of worldwide struggle II.

Marie-Laure lives along with her father in Paris close to the Museum of traditional background, the place he works because the grasp of its hundreds of thousands of locks. while she is six, Marie-Laure is going blind and her father builds an ideal miniature in their local so she will memorize it via contact and navigate her method domestic. while she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled fort of Saint-Malo, the place Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall condo through the ocean. With them they create what may be the museum’s most useful and unsafe jewel.

In a mining city in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up together with his more youthful sister, enchanted through a crude radio they locate. Werner turns into a professional at construction and solving those the most important new tools, a expertise that wins him a spot at a brutal academy for Hitler formative years, then a unique project to trace the resistance. a growing number of conscious of the human price of his intelligence, Werner travels in the course of the center of the warfare and, ultimately, into Saint-Malo, the place his tale and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Doerr’s “stunning experience of actual element and lovely metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are superb. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the methods, opposed to all odds, humans you need to be stable to each other. Ten years within the writing, the entire gentle we won't See is an impressive, deeply relocating novel from a author “whose sentences by no means fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

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Now seeing the Nazi “cause” as it really is, he takes the fallen hero’s place as a leader in the Resistance. As in Underground, things are not what they seem. Three locations, London, Lisbon and New York, form the backdrop for International Lady, a United Artists 1941 production. George Brent is a American government agent posing as a lawyer, leading lady Ilona Massey is a German agent posing as a singer, Basil Rathbone is a Scotland Yard man posing as a music critic and Gene Lockhart, a fifth columnist, is supposedly a loyal American.

Filmed on location in Texas, it tells a tale of three men of differing backgrounds who meet at aviation school and go through the training that will earn them their wings. Starred are Ray Milland, Wayne Morris and William Holden. There are two interesting aspects to the film: the debut of diminutive Veronica Lake and the fact that the story’s action parallels the actual training program of a group of cadets stationed on the site of the film’s location. Miss Lake’s “peek-a-boo” hair style delighted moviegoers, but was a hindrance once the war started with Rosie the Riveter going to work in a factory wearing her hair over one eye.

America Mobilizes 47 Nazis headed by George Zucco and Gale Sondergaard. Hope and friend help the young lady out of her predicament. Several American productions of 1942 have European settings with resistance to the enemy as their common theme. Columbia’s Commandos Strike at Dawn takes place in Norway. The film stars Paul Muni as a widowed fisherman in love with an Englishwoman played by Anna Lee. After the Nazi invasion, she and her diplomat father return to England. When Nazi officials occupy his village, Muni’s daughter is taken hostage.

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