All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

[All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days]
Little, Brown and Company
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Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
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Rebecca Donner begins the book with this sentence: "This is a work of nonfiction. It is the biography of Mildred Harnack who, as the subtitle says, is an American in the German resistance against Hitler. The author, a descendant of Mildred Harnack, has historically reconstructed, with scientific accuracy, her life and other people's lives (such as the famous Operation Valkyrie bombing) trying to stop Hitler. It is therefore a biography, but with the interest of a thriller novel. The title is the first line of a poem that her husband secretly sends her when they are both being interrogated by the Gestapo. It contains some harsh scenes as she relates those interrogations and some events in the Nazi death camps. Mildred Harnack and her husband are an exemplary and heroic married couple, even if they have to collaborate with the Soviet espionage apparatus.

Author: Fernando Acaso, Spain
Update on: Jan 2024