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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Read The World - Slovakia - Maria Gulovich - The School teacher Who Saved American Lives In Slovakia

Book: Maria Gulovich - The School teacher Who Saves American Lives in Slovakia
Author: Sonya N. Jason
Pages: 286
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO

This is my 105th read for the year

This is the story of Maria Gulovich - a member of the Slovak underground.  It tells the story of how she helped American soldiers while they were all trapped by enemies.  Since she spoke multiple languages, she was able to get them to safety, and helped find food and shelter.  She was awarded the Bronze Star by the US Government for her bravery during WWII.  

I was drawn into thisWWII book based on the fact that it was about a woman who helped Americans.  I have read quite a few books about WWII for my Read The World challenge, and this looked like new spin on a terrible story.

The problem was - this book is very very dry.  It isn't particularly well written, and it has trouble weaving the story of Maria herself into what other stories the author wants to tell about the men she was with.  I had a hard time continuing the read, but I really wanted to read the story of Maria.  IT is a shame that it is muddled in the midst of these side stories.  I just couldn't get drawn in.

I wouldn't disgard the story - this woman did some amazing things to save these men.  She is a truly extrodinary person.  Just know that this reads more like a text book than a novel.

Stars: 3

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