All the Light There Was is the story of an Armenian family’s struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris in the 1940s—a lyrical, finely wrought tale of loyalty, love, and the many f
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At the beginning of ALL THE LIGHT THERE WAS, Maral Pegorian, a teenage girl, peers through shuttered blinds as German troops march into Paris. Her journey to adulthood over the next six years takes her through a world transformed by war, but also by everyday acts of heroism and love. I hope you'll enjoy sharing that journey with her.
Written with the support of Hannah Szene's family, friends and fellow paratroopers, this is a powerful and poignant biography of the acclaimed poet
Before she jumps, she shuts her eyes and reminds herself she must succeed. Then she hurls herself into the cold night air, flling, fallng, the wind whistling pst her ears ppushing into her face, falling as the earth below seems to grow larger, rushing up to meet her. Fster, faster, faster. Then with a rough, suddenjerk her parachute opens, and for he for the last few thousand feet, Hannah, the Jewish girl poet, floats gracefully into Nazi-held Yugoslavia.
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I became intrigued with Hannah when I discovered the diary she wrote. Her youthful idealism and thoughtful way of looking at the world reminded me of Anne Frank. But Hannah was also a poet and paratrooper. I am indebted to her family, friends and teachers for sharing their memories so I could tell others of her extraordinary life.
In his new novel, Frank Sanello vividly recreates the Third Reich and World War II as seen through the eyes and daily diary of Hitler's imaginary wife, Countess Christina Bernadotte (1916-1948).
The Novel's Premise
Discredited Pentagon scientist Hugh Everett’s is now getting the respect he never got in his sad, alcoholic lifetime.
The Princeton-educated physicist (1930-1982) theorized that an infinite number of similar but not identical parallel universes exist.
Our avatars or doppelgängers may or may not inhabit what Everett called “multiple worlds.”
He also theorized that these worlds might intersect or collide, possibly via a black hole. Black holes may also offer a portal for time and space travel.
A recent cable TV documentary about the Stanford Research Center reported that experiments based on Everett’s theory are ongoing there.
In experiments at Stanford, classically-trained musicians perform amazing feats of telepathy and other inexplicable miracles. Electrodes attached to the musicians’ brain show activity distinct from the brains of non-musicians.
Russell Targ was one of two physicists who conducted telepathic espionage experiments for the CIA at the Stanford Research Center in Palo Alto California.
Targ says that at least once in our life time we are able to look into the future. Scientists call that a precognitive experience, also known as clairvoyance.
Classically trained musicians, according to Stanford researchers, have frequent telepathic or other paranormal experiences.
In The Autobiography of Frau Adolf Hitler, I've created one of Hugh Everett's parallel universes in which the Nazi dictator marries and torments a beautiful Swedish countess, Christina Bernadotte.
Against a background of actual events, the fictional Countess Bernadotte rescues thousands of Jews right under her drug-addled husband's nose. She also manages to interact with such diverse historical figures as Freud, and Coco Chanel.
As the Eleanor Roosevelt of the Third Reich, the photogenic wife of Adolf Hitler becomes an international icon. The novel’s richly imagined world has led some readers to ask if Frau Hitler were an actual figure they had somehow missed in college history class!
After the war, Countess Bernadotte reluctantly writes her painful memoirs at the request of her “Bernadottejuden” or “Bernadotte’s Jews” -- Holocaust victims she has rescued.
Her humanitarian work is similar to the efforts of the real-life Oskar Schindler, who was fictionalized in the film Schindler’s List. Like Countess Bernadotte’s eponymous Jews, the people on Schindler’s list called themselves “Schindlerjuden” in honor of their rescuer.
A great-granddaughter of the king of Sweden in this parallel universe, the countess is forced by her politically ambitious mother to marry Hitler at the age of 16.
The chapter describing the teenager's wedding night at Berchtesgaden is as terrifying as it seems real. Countess Bernadotte’s fate which climaxes the novel is even more horrific and proves Dorothy Parker’s quip that no good deed goes unpunished.
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Although it's a work of fiction, I guesstimate that 90 percent of The Autobiography of Frau Adolf Hitler is based on fact.
Skeptical? Google the most unlikely incidents in the novel and find out if they actually happened. You may be surprised...