and to the 1940s too. One of the more interesting books that this former student of political science has read (listened to) in recent memory.
Seeing examples of how some people made it through this period relatively intact (most didn't).
I was most interested by the people of East Germany -- because I speak German -- but the events in Hungary and Poland were also of interest to me.
No, it was too long for that.
I learned that I have a lot to learn about eastern European life behind the Iron Curtain.
Yes. Arnold has had an interesting life and a good story to tell.
The Gift Horse by Hildegarde Knef. They are both German speakers who overcame obstacles in their homelands and became successful in the US.
Arnold, the 95% sucess story
Tragic inspiring mesmerizing
Pearl Buck's life in China was much more complex and interesting than I would have imagined before listening to this book. And tragic too. The biographer doesn't omit any of the gritty, grimy details of her life. And there were many! But they add substance to Buck's portrait and vividly illustrate what a remarkable woman (person) Pearl Buck was and what a remarkable life she had lived.
Pearl Buck's greatest novel was her life
I lived for two years in Nanjing and one year in Zhenjiang and I was never informed that Pearl Buck had lived in either city. Obviously the Chinese are conflicted about her. But China was an important part of her life, and for millions -- both Chinese and non-Chinese -- she offered a glimpse of a civilization that they would otherwise have never known.
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