Enemies in Love

Enemies in Love

"This is the nonfiction love story of Elinor Powell, an African American army nurse, and Frederick Albert, a German prisoner of war.

Author: Alexis Clark

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ISBN: 1620971860

Category: History

Page: 288

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"Alexis Clark illuminates a whole corner of unknown World War II history." --Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci "[A]n irresistible human story. . . . Clark's voice is engaging, and her tale universal." --Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House A true and deeply moving narrative of forbidden love during World War II and a shocking, hidden history of race on the home front This is a love story like no other: Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler's army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Like most other black nurses, Eleanor pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked--and segregated--Western town. The army figured that the risk of fraternization between black nurses and white German POWs was almost nil. Brought together by unlikely circumstances and racist assumptions, Elinor and Frederick should have been bitter enemies; but instead, at the height of World War II, they fell in love. Their dramatic story was unearthed by journalist Alexis Clark, who through years of interviews and historical research has pieced together an astounding narrative of race and true love in the cauldron of war. Based on a New York Times story by Clark that drew national attention, Enemies in Love paints a tableau of dreams deferred and of love struggling to survive, twenty-five years before the Supreme Court's Loving decision legalizing mixed-race marriage--revealing the surprising possibilities for human connection in one of history's most violent conflicts.
Categories: History

Enemies in Love

Enemies in Love

A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance Alexis Clark. memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.32011/. 15. Anonymous letter to Mabel Staupers, Camp Papago Park, August 1, 1944, Moorland-Spingarn Collection, ...

Author: Alexis Clark

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620971871

Category: History

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A “New & Noteworthy” selection of The New York Times Book Review “Alexis Clark illuminates a whole corner of unknown World War II history.” —Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci “[A]n irresistible human story. . . . Clark's voice is engaging, and her tale universal.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House A true and deeply moving narrative of forbidden love during World War II and a shocking, hidden history of race on the home front This is a love story like no other: Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler's army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Like most other black nurses, Elinor pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked—and segregated—Western town. The army figured that the risk of fraternization between black nurses and white German POWs was almost nil. Brought together by unlikely circumstances in a racist world, Elinor and Frederick should have been bitter enemies; but instead, at the height of World War II, they fell in love. Their dramatic story was unearthed by journalist Alexis Clark, who through years of interviews and historical research has pieced together an astounding narrative of race and true love in the cauldron of war. Based on a New York Times story by Clark that drew national attention, Enemies in Love paints a tableau of dreams deferred and of love struggling to survive, twenty-five years before the Supreme Court's Loving decision legalizing mixed-race marriage—revealing the surprising possibilities for human connection during one of history's most violent conflicts.
Categories: History

The ABCs of Paradise Found

The ABCs of Paradise Found

—Alexis Clark, Journalist, Author, Enemies in Love: A German POW, A Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance “The stories conveyed took me down memory lane growing up on a Caribbean Island. From the vibrant colors, to the layers of ...

Author: Karen Amanda Toulon

Publisher: Bookclick 360 Wordeee

ISBN: 9781946274670

Category: Poetry

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A woman and a man meet on the beach in the Caribbean. That chance encounter turns into a journey of discovery: of themselves, of each other, and of the island - which has a personality all its own. Accompanied by beautifully rendered watercolor paintings, there will be stunning visual details to consider. Deep-sea dives. Primordial rain forests. Night witches. Dawn carnivals. He learns about the ingredients of a national dish and where runaway slaves hid. She learns he has a scar and a wicked smile. But what you won’t learn are their names. Or ages. Countries of origin. Professions. Political leanings. There will be no interruptions by work deadlines, smartphones, insistent technologies, and other inconsolable distractions. The woman wonders at one point “where is this going?” and we are grateful that we are along for the ride.
Categories: Poetry

AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany

AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany

From their perspective, Spain was a far-away land to which they were forbidden to travel, the stuff of camp-fire singalongs and fantasies of adventure.This book dissects the relationship between state-sponsored history, the lobbying of ...

Author: Josie McLellan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199276264

Category: History

Page: 228

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AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany sheds new light on the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, the way in which societies remember, and the nature of state socialism. It combines cultural, social, and political history to examine the ways in which the legacy of the International Brigades was commemorated in the German Democratic Republic.
Categories: History

Peace Impossible war Unlikely

Peace Impossible  war Unlikely

Author: Joseph L. Nogee

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015013398204

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Categories: Political Science

For Maurice

For Maurice

Author: Vernon Lee

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015012425131

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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Categories: Fiction

Text Processing in Python

Text Processing in Python

A companion Web site (http: //gnosis.cx/TPiP) contains source code and examples from the book. Here is some of what you will find in thie book: When do I use formal parsers to process structured and semi-structured data?

Author: David Mertz

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321112547

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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bull; Demonstrates how Python is the perfect language for text-processing functions. bull; Provides practical pointers and tips that emphasize efficient, flexible, and maintainable approaches to text-processing challenges. bull; Helps programmers develop solutions for dealing with the increasing amounts of data with which we are all inundated.
Categories: Computers

Forlorn Hope

Forlorn Hope

Forlorn Hope is the enthralling story of five men who volunteered to fight for Parliament in the English Civil War.

Author: Antonia Southern

Publisher: Book Guild Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015043708901

Category: History

Page: 206

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Forlorn Hope is the enthralling story of five men who volunteered to fight for Parliament in the English Civil War. Thomas and William Rainborough, Robert Lockyer, Edward Sexby and Richard Rumbold joined the New Model Army hoping to bring about a more just society. In their time this hope proved to be a forlorn one. Their courage and their ideals, however, have lived on, and most of their democratic aims are now reality. Historian Antonia Southern has brought these five English heroes - all but one of whom died for his beliefs - back to life, and draws readers into their hopes and struggles. She shows how radical religious and political ideas developed in the unlikely setting of an army and throws light upon the complicated events of a fascinating, turbulent era.
Categories: History