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Simcha-Sophie

a lovely mishmash of opinions interspersed with moments of clarity and vision by a vegan lesbian feminist mystery-loving, history-loving reader and writer.

 

Currently reading

The More I Owe You: A Novel
Michael Sledge
The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World without Losing Your Way
Hillary Rettig
Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire
Catriolina Mortimer-Sandilands, Bruce Erickson
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America (Between Men--Between Women)
Lillian Faderman
The Healing Earth
Philip Sutton Chard
Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come
Dimitris Dalakoglou, Antonis Vradis

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose - Annette Dumbach, Jud Newborn My main criticism of this book is the title: it's a bit misleading. I've read other books on the White Rose, and I thought this was more focused on Sophie's life. I read this a year ago, and if I remember correctly it does focus on her more than the other members of the White Rose, but its focus is still the resistance.
That said, it is an immensely interesting, terrifying and inspiring account of some tremendously brave people. I also recommend the movie The Last Days of Sophie Scholl -- it adds incredible dimension to the reading of this book.