To celebrate Victory in Europe Day, join Tim Brady and Gwen Strauss, who will talk about some of the extraordinary women who joined Resistance movements during World War II.
In Three Ordinary Girls - The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassins - and WWII Heroes, historian Tim Brady paints a portrait of sisters and friends who cleverly wielded the only weapons at their disposal – wits, bravery, audacity, intelligence, and youth – to repeatedly undermine the Nazis and their Dutch collaborators. Gwen Strauss tells a similar story of resilience, friendship and survival in The Nine- The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany.
The event is free but you must register here to receive the Zoom link. If you plan to attend the event, make sure you order Three Ordinary Girls and The Nine from Shakespeare & Co. To order, click on the book title.
Three Ordinary Girls is the richly researched story of the young women whose acts of heroism represent the story of Dutch resistance during World War II. Cinematically crafted and reconstructed by award-winning history author Tim Brady, the book paints a portrait of sisters and friends who cleverly wielded the only weapons at their disposal – wits, bravery, audacity, intelligence, and youth – to repeatedly undermine the Nazis and their Dutch collaborators.
The Nine follows the true story of the author’s great aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris.
Tim Brady is the author of several highly praised and researched works of nonfiction and history, including HIS FATHER'S SON: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (Penguin Random House); A DEATH IN SAN PIETRO: Ernie Pyle, John Huston and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley (Da Capo); and TWELVE DESPERATE MILES: The Epic WWII Voyage of the S.S. Contessa (Crown). Brady helped to develop the Peabody Award-winning series, Liberty! The American Revolution for PBS and co-wrote Minnesota: A History of the Land, which won a Regional Emmy for Documentary writing.
Gwen Strauss' poems, short stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals including The New Republic, London Sunday Times, New England Review, and Kenyon Review and she has published a collection of poetry, Trail of Stones. She was born and spent her early years in Haiti. Strauss lives in Southern France, where she is the Director of the artist's residency program at the Dora Maar House.