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“Travelers in the Third Reich:” Tapestry of Views

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Travelers in the Third Reich (Pegasus Books) viscerally recounts a period of history we can only now look back on with shame and horror. Author Julia Boyd charts the rise of the Nazi party in Germany from 1919 to 1945 with first-hand accounts from expatriates that contribute a tapestry of perspectives to a time marked by brainwashed hate and apathy for those suffering. A repeating crux emerges clearly through the story: Without the benefit of hindsight, how do you interpret what’s right in front of your eyes? Diverse voices from politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, fascists, artists, tourists and celebrities (Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett) all come together to contribute a holistic picture of the rise and fall…

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Before She was a Chef, Julia Child was…a Spy?! A New TV Show Looks at Child’s Early Life

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Before she was a TV chef and cookbook author, Julia Child was a … World War II spy? Yep, you read that right. And in a recent announcement from Deadline, ABC revealed plans for an upcoming dramedy series based on Child’s double life. Helmed by executive producers Benjamin Brand and Adam Goldworm (Aperture Entertainment) and set for weekly one-hour slots, Julia will imagine a fictional scenario in which Child, after finding culinary fame, is drawn back to her career at an intelligence agency. While Child never did return to the world of covert operations, the show will draw from her real-life experiences during World War II. News of Child’s shocking history hit the media back in 2008 when the National…

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