In German-occupied Paris, a group of unlikely people join in collaboration to smuggle Allied airmen south to Spain. One of those intrepid heroes happens to be American. The Siren of Paris, the debut work of historical fiction by David LeRoy, tells a searing story of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and war that brings to vivid life the shimmering City of Lights during its darkest hours during World War II.
"Worst book ever"
Satchel Paige was 42 years old when he became the first black pitcher in the American League in 1948. Although the oldest rookie around, he was already a legend. For 22 years, beginning in 1926, Paige dazzled throngs with his performance in the Negro Baseball Leagues. Then he outlasted everyone by playing professional baseball, in and out of the majors, until 1965.
"Narrator Ruined the Soul Of The Story"
Navernjaka vy ne odin raz slyshali ili chitali, chto vozmozhnosti nashego organizma bezgranichny. I dejstvitel'no, mozhno nabljudat', kak v kriticheskih situacijah chelovek podnimaet «nepod#emnye» tjazhesti, ne zamerzaet v ledjanoj vode, prekrasno orientiruetsja v prostranstve, poterjav zrenie, pishet kartiny, ostavshis' bez ruk, ili vdrug otkazyvaetsja letet' v dolgozhdannyj zaplanirovannyj otpusk i ostaetsja zhiv, tak kak samolet, na kotoryj on kupil bilet, razbivaetsja. Takih primerov mozhno privesti mnogo.