CRACKING THE NAZI CODE de Jason Bell

CRACKING THE NAZI CODE:
The Untold Story of Secret Agent A12, the First Spy to Uncover the Nazis
by Jason Bell
Patrick Crean Editions/HarperCollins Canada, September 2023
(via Vertical Ink)

In 1919, only one man warned that a secret group of Nazi military officers planned to launch World War II once they had carefully prepared their takeover of Germany, and that they would target the Jews – only to have those warnings classified and kept from public view. Twenty years later, only one man, the same man – Winthrop Bell – warned in two separate Op-Eds in the major Canadian newspaper Saturday Night against Hitler’s plan for racial extermination when others thought the Nazis meant only deportations. CRACKING THE HITLER CODE will paint a vivid narrative picture of Winthrop P. Bell – charming and wealthy Halifax businessman, Harvard philosophy professor, Reuters journalist, and espionage agent A12 in the British Secret Intelligence Service in post-World War I Germany, working undercover as a reporter while sending intelligence reports to Britain’s MI6. For almost a century Winthrop Bell’s secret papers were classified, and only now can his astonishing secret life be revealed against the backdrop of some of the most consequential events in human history.

Jason Bell, Ph.D. was the first scholar granted full access to Winthrop Bell’s papers at the Mount Allison University Archives in New Brunswick, Canada, three years prior to their being officially opened to the public, and he has spent over a decade researching them and his research has attracted over a half million dollars in grants from the Fulbright Commission, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Mount Allison University, the University of New Brunswick, the McCain Foundation, and KU Leuven (Belgium). Those funds allowed Bell to discover extensive archival research in four countries, as well as to undertake the transcription and translation of Winthrop Bell’s handwritten manuscripts and espionage-era journals, works available only in never-before published archival collections. He has been a professor of philosophy in four nations, has lectured in seven countries, and his written works have been published in English, German, and Italian.

QUANTUM BULLSH*T de Chris Ferrie

From bestselling author and physicist Chris Ferrie comes a book perfect for people with a sense of humor who f*cking love science.

QUANTUM BULLSH*T
by Chris Ferrie
Sourcebooks, June 2022

Quantum physics is weird and spooky and mystical and if you only understood it, you’d be rich and beautiful and have great sex, right? Wrong. Quantum physics is a wellunderstood science that professional bullshitters use to dupe unsuspecting victims with get-rich-quick scams and bogus self-help advice. This book is a no-nonsense explanation of what quantum physics is and is not, told in an accessible, humorous style with just the right amount of curse words. If you f*cking love science and want to be slightly less dumb than you were when you woke up this morning, this is the goddamn book for you.
Truly hilarious and witty content elevates this book from merely a joke or gift item to a very useful and enjoyable book to keep on your shelf longterm.

Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and is the senior lecturer for quantum software and information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a masters in applied mathematics, BMath in mathematical physics and a PhD in applied mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST de

On the eve of the Nazi invasion of the island of Guernsey, terrified parents have a choice to make: send their children alone to England, or keep the family together and risk whatever may come to their villages.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST
by Julia Bryan Thomas
Sourcebooks Landmark, June 2022

On the island of Guernsey, as WWII looms, many islanders make the heartbreaking choice to ship their children to safety in England, not knowing when (or if) they will be reunited. Acting on faith, Ava and Joseph Simon reluctantly send their nine-year-old son Henry and four-year-old daughter Catherine with their children’s teacher Helen, who will escort them to the mainland. But Helen’s sister Lily is fleeing an abusive marriage, and, just as the ferry is about to leave, takes Helen’s place to make a new start for herself. It is Lily who takes them to England, and it is Lily who lets Henry get on a train by himself, deciding in a split second to walk the other way and take Catherine with her. That split-second decision lingers long after the war ends, impacting the rest of their lives.
Perfect for readers of
Sold on a Monday, FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST is at once heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and uplifting.

Julia Bryan Thomas is the author of The English Boys, 2016, a Library Journal Debut of the Month novel, and Penhale Wood, 2017, which earned starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. She lives in Oklahoma.

THE DEEPEST BLACK de Randall Silvis

Three dead. And more to come… A fascinating blend of fact and fiction pushes the boundaries of the crime fiction category and will keep readers guessing on every page.

THE DEEPEST BLACK
by Randall Silvis
Poisoned Pen Press/Sourcebooks, August 2022

A triple homicide in a small Pennsylvania town is no small event. And when one of the locals is a writer with a hefty dose of curiosity, the secrets that people have been trying their best to hide never stay hidden for long… Acclaimed author Randall Silvis pushes the boundaries of crime fiction with THE DEEPEST BLACK, a gripping and twisty novel written in the style of a true crime memoir that blends fact and fiction and leaves the reader guessing every step of the way.

Randall Silvis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including Two Days Gone and the other Ryan DeMarco mysteries. His essays, articles, poems, and short stories have appeared in various online and print magazines. His work has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Pennsylvania.

THE BOOK WOMAN’S DAUGHTER de Kim Michele Richardson

Bestselling historical fiction author Kim Michele Richardson is back with the perfect book club read following Honey Lovett, the daughter of the beloved Troublesome book woman, who must fight for her own independence with the help of the women who guide her and the books that set her free. A stunning companion to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.

THE BOOK WOMAN’S DAUGHTER
by Kim Michele Richardson
‎ Sourcebooks Landmark, May 2022

In the ruggedness of the beautiful Kentucky mountains, Honey Lovett has always known that the old ways can make a hard life harder. As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned, Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good.
Picking up her mother’s old packhorse library route, Honey begins to deliver books to the remote hollers of Appalachia. Honey is looking to prove that she doesn’t need anyone telling her how to survive. But the route can be treacherous, and some folks aren’t as keen to let a woman pave her own way.
If Honey wants to bring the freedom books provide to the families who need it most, she’s going to have to fight for her place, and along the way, learn that the extraordinary women who run the hills and hollers can make all the difference in the world.

« In Kim Michele Richardson’s beautifully and authentically rendered THE BOOK WOMAN’S DAUGHTER she once again paints a stunning portrait of the raw, somber beauty of Appalachia, the strong resolve of remarkable women living in a world dominated by men, and the power of books and sisterhood to prevail in the harshest circumstances. A critical and profoundly important read for our time. Badassery womanhood at its best! » –Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants

New York Times, Los Angeles Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kim Michele Richardson, is a multiple-award winning author who has written five works of historical fiction, and a bestselling memoir. Kim Michele was born and raised in Kentucky and lives there with her family and beloved dogs. She is also the founder of Shy Rabbit, a writers residency and scholarship implemented for low-income writers.

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