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Download and read online Saints and Villains A Novel in PDF and EPUB An astonishing historical novel in the tradition of Schindler's List--evoking powerfully the danger and heroism of the Nazi resistance. What is the price of acting morally in a time of great evil, when sin and necessity seem twinned? Saints and Villains is a strikingly resonant novel that dramatizes this painful dilemma through the fictional re-creation of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This emblematic figure risked his life--and finally lost it--through his participation in the failed plot to assassinate Hitler and topple the Nazi regime. In a gripping and sweeping narrative that moves from Berlin to London to New York City, encompassing shattering historical events, clandestine meetings, perilous missions abroad, and eventual imprisonments and death, Denise Giardina brings to life an instance of shining courage in the charnel house that was Europe in the Second World War. A novel that is bold in conception and utterly convincing in its powers of fictional re-creation--a literary event.
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Download and read online Im Kreis der Freunde in PDF and EPUB Die warmherzige Benny und die elfenhafte Eva Malone sind seit ihrer Schulzeit in dem schläfrigen Knockglen enge Freundinnen. Ihre Wege trennen sich auch nicht, als beide zum Studium nach Dublin gehen und sie auf einen Kreis junger Leute um den attraktiven Jack Foley und die schöne, aber egoistische Nan Mahon stoßen. Sehr bald müssen Benny und Eve lernen, daß wahre Freundschaft wichtiger ist als alle Zerstreuungen, die das Leben in der Großstadt ihnen bieten kann.
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