- Location(s): New Zealand
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
- Era(s): Modern
Hours after the 2011 Christchuch Earthquake, Kaikōura-based doctor Chris Henry crawled through the burning CTV building to rescue those who were trapped. Six years later, his daughter Chessie interviews him in an attempt to understand the trauma that led...
- Location(s): Syria
- Genre(s): Nonfiction
- Era(s): 2011
Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight. Against the backdrop of...
- Location(s): Norway
- Genre(s): Spy, Thriller
- Era(s): WW2
If this story of espionage and survival were a novel, readers might dismiss the Shackleton-like exploits of its hero as too fantastic to be taken seriously. But respected historian David A. Howarth confirmed the details of Jan Baalsrud’s riveting...