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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regimeFor years, Mildred s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequencesInspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed."/>
  • ebook
  • 640 pages
  • Resistance Women
  • Jennifer Chiaverini
  • 27 October 2019
  • 0062841114

Resistance Women❴Read❵ ➵ Resistance Women Author Jennifer Chiaverini – Essayreview.co.uk From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs Lincoln s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, pa From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs Lincoln s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American Mildred Fish Harnack and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi BerlinAfter Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits In the thriving intellectual culture of s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fateAs Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weitz, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regimeFor years, Mildred s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequencesInspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.


About the Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels and the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, as well as six collections of quilt patterns inspired by her books A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin About her historical fiction, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes, In addition to simply being fascinating stories, these novels go a long way in capturing the texture of life for women, rich and poor, black and white, in those perilous years.


10 thoughts on “Resistance Women

  1. says:

    This is my first experience with Chiaverini and I am impressed From 1929 through 1946, three women look on in horror as the Nazi Party rises and comes into power Mildred Harnack is an American intellectual married to a German and Greta Kuckhoff is a hopeful German writer formerly enrolled at the University of Wisconsin where she met the Harnacks Their stories are factual and both are members of the Red Orchestra, a resistance cell operating in Berlin Sara Weitz is a Jewish German literature This is my first experience with Chiaverini and I am impressed From 1929 through 1946, three women look on in horror as the Nazi Party rises and comes into power Mildred Harnack is an American intellectual married to a German and Greta Kuckhoff is a hopeful German writer formerly enrolled at the University of Wisconsin where she met the Harnacks Their stories are factual and both are members of the Red Orchestra, a resistance cell operating in Berlin Sara Weitz is a Jewish German literature student and enrolled in Harnack s lectures She is a composite of Jewish members of the Red Orchestra Having read a number of WWII nonfiction books, the historical accuracy is probably the best I ve read within the subgenre of historical fiction Don t expect a rip roaring WWII adventure full of blowing up bridges and railroad tracks, carefully planned assassinations or harrowing escapes from the Nazis Rather, this is a story of brave women committing espionage and acts of protest against an evil fascist regime

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    I finally read a book by Jennifer Chiaverini I ve meant to for ages now, and I m thrilled to say my first book from her was epic Mildred Fish is a graduate student from Wisconsin She marries a German economist, Arvid Harnack, and moves with him to Germany Berlin in the 1930s is swimming with intellectuals, and the newlyweds are enjoying their work and social lives At the same time, we all know Hitler and his Nazi party are rising in power Mildred and Arvid decide to resist Mi I finally read a book by Jennifer Chiaverini I ve meant to for ages now, and I m thrilled to say my first book from her was epic Mildred Fish is a graduate student from Wisconsin She marries a German economist, Arvid Harnack, and moves with him to Germany Berlin in the 1930s is swimming with intellectuals, and the newlyweds are enjoying their work and social lives At the same time, we all know Hitler and his Nazi party are rising in power Mildred and Arvid decide to resist Mildred begins by collecting intelligence for the US Her friends, Greta and Sara, collect information from all manner of sources, including Nazi officials They build a network to retrieve and share intelligence Mildred and her group work for years until they are exposed Resistance Women is inspired by true events I was completely enad with Mildred, her devotion to doing what s right, and how she helped build a network of individuals who for years provided insider information she could bravely and boldly share for the good of the entire world Resistance Women is a story to sink into, to relax and explore, to worry, to feel, and to think Would you do the same thing these three women did The book is thoughtful, thought provoking, powerful, and inspiring The author s note including information on the real people is not to be missed I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own.My reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com

  3. says:

    Jennifer Chiaverini s latest historical novel delves into the lives of four women three historical and one fictional that along with their husbands and family members took a stand against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government A well researched, well detailed narrative,Resistance Women takes readers from 1930 s Germany all the way through the war and into 1946 Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish, daughter of an American ambassor Martha Dodd, literature student Greta Kuckoff, and Jewish Jennifer Chiaverini s latest historical novel delves into the lives of four women three historical and one fictional that along with their husbands and family members took a stand against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government A well researched, well detailed narrative,Resistance Women takes readers from 1930 s Germany all the way through the war and into 1946 Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish, daughter of an American ambassor Martha Dodd, literature student Greta Kuckoff, and Jewish university student Sara Weitz are our eyes and ears during this period of mass change in Germany These women all faced tremendous personal and professional obstacles, but they refused to bow down and instead placed themselves in danger to protest the loss of freedoms in their country Although some political leaders in the post war period such as De Gaulle and Stalin wanted to stem the importance of resistance in the allied victory, there is no doubt that today s reading audiences are defintely hungering to hearof what ordinary people did to resist Many of my WWII reads in 2019 have been on the subject of resistance and in my humble reader opinion this is by far the best and most important historical fiction novel of 2019 The book is daunting with its four character perspective, large quantity of pages, and attention to many of the events in German history that show the way in which the Third Reich slowly gained power over its population Trust me, it is all worth it Goodreads review published 08 09 19 My third attempt to write a review since Goodreads app was having some difficulty yesterday

  4. says:

    Just started this book and feel an eerie similarity to our current situation in the United States as the unthinkable builds in 1930 s Germany Well written if not fast paced The slow pace of the book provides a sense of the unthinkable unfolding and reminds the reader of how glacial change can be destructive, perhapsso than a catastrophic sudden shift A lengthy book reflective of the topic and the period.

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    This ambitious World War II novel is vast in its historical record and scope, taking us from the beginning of Hitler s rise to power through the end of the war, focusing in detail on the sociological and historical aspects of the rise of Nazism and Hitler, and the attempts by a few brave souls to withstand and resist and finally to just survive the onslaught of the horrors the characters face that grow larger andincomprehensible every year.The author s grasp of the period is amazing, and s This ambitious World War II novel is vast in its historical record and scope, taking us from the beginning of Hitler s rise to power through the end of the war, focusing in detail on the sociological and historical aspects of the rise of Nazism and Hitler, and the attempts by a few brave souls to withstand and resist and finally to just survive the onslaught of the horrors the characters face that grow larger andincomprehensible every year.The author s grasp of the period is amazing, and she conveys the realities of the time in Germany very well There are broad historical brushstrokes as well asdetailed looks at what everyday life must have been like for your average German citizen, who found herself swept up in the madness of the National Socialist movement Because of the tremendous scope of this novel, which aims to provide an idea of the larger historical movement as well as thefocused daily impact of these movements on the lives of the characters, the story suffers when the author turns her attention to the actual human interests here, the 4 characters that are the foci of the story In good historical fiction the historical background serves the interest of the characters, serves as a way to highlight their personalities, choices, actions, etc The setting should always be in service to the characters In this novel, however, the characters seem to just be the conduit for writing about the history, which is clearly the author s strong point There s no heart here We see the individual lives and the specifics of the day to day encroachments of Nazism on the characters, but there is a lack of soul in their stories The reader is never very attached to them This is partly because there are so many of them to deal with, the author never delves too deeply into any of their minds or hearts.The author does a great job of showing the at first slow progression of the steady march of Nazism on German society, the incremental changes to the Jewish laws, and the way that the characters become the frogs in the pot as they go along with the changes to their world, having no other choice but to hope for the best as their world crumbles around them We feel along with the characters the various reactions to events, moving from denial to disbelief, to sadness, shock, and horror I have to admit, though, that I skimmed much of this novel It was overlong, atthan 500 pages I think the author was trying for a saga but ended up with a textbook with some personal stories thrown in.A word about politics in a novel like this, the reader should never be able to detect the author s political views However, the author makes a not so subtle point of repeatedly drawing a parallel between Hitler and Donald Trump No matter where an author s political leanings fall, a novel of historical fiction is not the appropriate venue for such musings Aside from that, the comparisons are ludicrous and so beyond the pale of any rational political discourse, that the novel suffers greatly from this insertion of the author s views

  6. says:

    One of the reasons why I love reading historical fiction is because it gives me a chance to learn about people, places, cultures, time periods, etc that I may not otherwise have known about It is also an opportunity for me to better understand aspects of history and the important role we, as human beings, play in shaping and directing the trajectory of this world in which we live.Even though Jennifer Chiaverini s latest historical novelResistance Womenis set in a time period that most bi One of the reasons why I love reading historical fiction is because it gives me a chance to learn about people, places, cultures, time periods, etc that I may not otherwise have known about It is also an opportunity for me to better understand aspects of history and the important role we, as human beings, play in shaping and directing the trajectory of this world in which we live.Even though Jennifer Chiaverini s latest historical novelResistance Womenis set in a time period that most bibliophiles like me who read a lot of WWII themed novels are probably very familiar with, the story she tells about American graduate student Mildred Fish Harnack and the many brave women who were part of her Rote Kapelle Red Orchestra resistance cell in Germany during Hitler s rise to power in the 1930s, is not one that I had heard of prior to reading this book Spanning a time period from 1929 all the way through the end of the war, this is an epic tale told in meticulous detail, through the eyes of 4 women who bear witness to Germany s transformation from a thriving intellectual and cultural hub to an oppressive, violent, and much feared Nazi regime In addition to Mildred and Greta, the other 2 perspectives that formed the core narrative were that of Martha Dodd, the lively and vivacious daughter of the U.S Ambassador, as well as Jewish literature student Sara Weitz a fictional character based on other Jewish women within the Rote Kapelle network Over the years, I ve read plenty of books about this particular historical period, but this one is unique in that it tells the story not just from the Jewish perspective, but also from that of anti fascist Germans who were intent on saving their beloved country from total ruin at the hands of a madman This was a fascinating and insightful read that was absolutely well researched and well written I m blown away by the extensive amount of research that Chiaverini did and how she was able to incorporate all of it into the story so seamlessly At nearly 600 pages, also given the subject matter, this was not an easy read by any means, especially the sections that mentioned the horrors and atrocities of what took place during that time however with that said, being able to learn about these courageous women and getting to hear their inspiring, powerful stories, definitely made this well worth the effort One quick footnote I also noticed the political comparison that many of the other readers mentioned in their reviews and while I admit that it did frustrate me a bit at first because I felt it took some of the focus away from what the story was supposed to be about namely the resistance women who sacrificed their lives to fight against evil , I eventually decided to ignore it and absorb myself in the women s powerful stories instead Received complimentary copy from publisher William Morrow via Book Browse.

  7. says:

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothingEdmund BurkeSome fires burned themselves out only after consuming everything within reach of the flames Beginning in June of 1929, this story shares the stories of several women living in Germany during the rise of the Nazi Party, and the stories of those whose lives connected with theirs Two of these women, Mildred Harnack and Greta Kuckhoff, were based on their real lives, living and operating asThe only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothingEdmund BurkeSome fires burned themselves out only after consuming everything within reach of the flames Beginning in June of 1929, this story shares the stories of several women living in Germany during the rise of the Nazi Party, and the stories of those whose lives connected with theirs Two of these women, Mildred Harnack and Greta Kuckhoff, were based on their real lives, living and operating as members of the resistance in Germany, through the Red Orchestra The third woman, Sara Weitz, was a character based on the multiple Jewish German women who were also members of the Red Orchestra, Die Rote Kapelle, also called the Red Chapel by the Gestapo The Red Orchestra being a conglomeration of separate resistance groups united in the belief that the evil incarnate in this regime must be thwarted Of these three women, one is an American, Mildred Harnack, a teacher in Berlin whose husband, Arvid, is German Mildred meets Greta, an aspiring author, and Arvid when she is a student at the University of Wisconsin Once they are in Germany, Sara Weitz meets Harnack through her lectures Aiding these three women is Martha Dodd whose father is the American ambassador to Germany.This was a fascinating look at this time and place, how things changed at a pace that had most of the population turn a blind eye to the changes, a little here, a little there, until it was too late And evil triumphed, if for a time The focus, however, isn t on the war or the concentration camps, but on these women who put their lives on the line to end the spread of this evil.At 594 pages, this was not a fast read, or leisurely, but it was eye opening and very thought provoking to read Many thanks to the ARC provided by my BookAngel

  8. says:

    Resistance Women takes you to a whole brilliant journey and it follows the WWI from the beginning of Hitler s rise, and the story is elaborated very intriguing with mixed emotions, a huge applause for Chiaverini for writing such a wonderful story She really is a powerful Author to share an amazing story with all of us, and we re so happy to have her book in our May choice for our Monthly Picks so make sure to grab a copy.The reality of the time is so accurate and it is very professional in tha Resistance Women takes you to a whole brilliant journey and it follows the WWI from the beginning of Hitler s rise, and the story is elaborated very intriguing with mixed emotions, a huge applause for Chiaverini for writing such a wonderful story She really is a powerful Author to share an amazing story with all of us, and we re so happy to have her book in our May choice for our Monthly Picks so make sure to grab a copy.The reality of the time is so accurate and it is very professional in that level, surviving each day was so intriguing for the family and the acts that followed were so different and interesting, I really liked the way how the Author portrayed the National Socialist movement, it felt like I saw a movie within the movie The book is really unputdownable and it has 600 pages which will feel to you like 6 because the story is so unique and interesting you wouldn t want to finish.The true story of the brave women were so incredibly powerful, they tried to fight the injustice being done to the oppressed during the war All the character s actions are focused on taking down the Nazis You ll enjoy every detail of the book that has taken part in one of the worst moment of Human s history.The novel follows with four different main characters, we meet Midred an American girl who is a teacher in Berlin, she s married to Arvid Harnack The second character is Greta who is a Writer, her love romance hasn t still been free from different reasons so she s back to Germany from Wisconsin Then we meet Sara Weits a Jewish girl, and a student of Mildred s And the end we will meet martha Dodd the daughter of the American Ambassador who is able to help in ways no one else can The mixed company will make this historical fiction a mind blowing story which you ll fall in love.I enjoyed the experience of the brave women so much, the feelings were so strong and the background was set in such a vivid old amazing details The restrictive laws, food cuts and the fear of Berlin s citizens were fascinating, the Author s research must ve been so deep as the book isthan a five stars for us The ending of the book is powerful and really emotional, we highly recommend you to read this wonderful book

  9. says:

    Although this book is shown as a work of fiction, it is also noted that the events portrayed in this book are based on historical facts.Jennifer Chiaverini does it again, that being that she has written an extraordinary story in Resistance Women She never disappoints.Told in varying viewpoints, the story revolves around American Mildred Fish Harnack, and the friends who support her and each other through an extremely harrowing time in history when nothing, and no one, is safe, especially Although this book is shown as a work of fiction, it is also noted that the events portrayed in this book are based on historical facts.Jennifer Chiaverini does it again, that being that she has written an extraordinary story in Resistance Women She never disappoints.Told in varying viewpoints, the story revolves around American Mildred Fish Harnack, and the friends who support her and each other through an extremely harrowing time in history when nothing, and no one, is safe, especially Jews and intellectuals, of which many of the characters are a member.Mildred Fish graduates from a school in Wisconsin and then marries Arvid Harnack, a German economist She relocates with her husband to his homeland, settling in Berlin, where they hope to have a brilliant future together.When the Nazis come into power, Mildred, her friends, and others decide to resist at all cost That decision will cost them dearly Mildred herself divulges intelligence to American contacts Her friends, Greta and Sarah, also begin the high risk activity of gathering intelligence from journalists.Knowing this book is based on factual events, you will find yourself both heartbroken and yet in awe of the bravery of people who refuse to bend and to stand and defy in the name of all that is right

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    Favorite Quotes Darling, you must never become accustomed to the extraordinary and the outrageous If you do, little by little you ll learn to accept anything.Scapegoating Jews or Communists, Poles, women, immigrants was the refuge of the lazy, envious, and unimaginative It made the world an ugly hostile place to live in and did nothing to solve any actual problems She would rather be solitary than count bigots as her friends I used to think the rise of the Nazis was about politics I don Favorite Quotes Darling, you must never become accustomed to the extraordinary and the outrageous If you do, little by little you ll learn to accept anything.Scapegoating Jews or Communists, Poles, women, immigrants was the refuge of the lazy, envious, and unimaginative It made the world an ugly hostile place to live in and did nothing to solve any actual problems She would rather be solitary than count bigots as her friends I used to think the rise of the Nazis was about politics I don t any It s something deeper,sinister, going well beyond mere racial prejudice The German people are desperately ill with some dread malady of the soul Think of it An entire nation has become infected with an ever present hatred and fear, twisting and blighting all human relations.She knew before the doctors confirmed it that she had lost the child She imagined that she had felt the tiny soul leaving her, letting go with a gentle, wistful sigh as if to say it had already learned enough of the world to know it dared not linger.My Review This six hundred page book was arduous reading but well worth the effort It was an epic saga involving four vastly different women s intersecting stories while living, struggling, and risking their lives to exist in Berlin during the 1930s and 40s The tale spanned almost two horrific decades of sadistic and insidious Nazi brutality and ingenious cruelty during Hitler s unfettered rise and ruthless abuse of power leading up to and during WWII Based on fact and embellished with fiction it was poignant, disheartening, heartbreaking, artfully written, intensely emotive, and effusively detailed with vibrant descriptions of each scene It ruined me The massive research and attention to detail was profoundly evident and deftly woven into the complex storylines in a remarkably cohesive and thoughtful manner This was my first experience of the devastating and evocative skill set of Jennifer Chiaverini, I am in awe

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