Saturday, December 15, 2012

More book reviews!

Reluctant Hero By Michael Benfante

I read this book almost a year ago. But I remember how it evoked some raw emotion of September 11th 2001. He write about his escape of the Twin towers on that fateful day. It was hard to read at times because the way this book was written makes it seem so real, as if you are there.

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson
Again, I read this book almost a year ago. Despite the horrible tragedy of 9/11 this story had a bit of sweetness to it. The author was in the twin towers when they were hit, blind and pretty unaware of what was going on. His dog Roselle helps him to safety.

Echoes From Auschwitz: Dr. Mengele's Twins: The Story Of Eva And Miriam Mozes by Eva Mozes Kor, Mary Wright

I seem to be drawn to survivor type books of World war two, and that started with the first time I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was 11. This is a true story about two twins who are sent to the Auschwitz camps. Luckily they got to stay together.


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  2. This is quite the heavy reading list. Some people spend their winters reading lighter books, you go for the heavy, deep things.

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  3. The Echoes From Auschwitz book sounds very interesting. It's so sad to read about the horrors of World War II but it's important to know about it. I wrote down the title and will look for it to read!

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