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Rosemary Sullivan has written poetry, short fiction, biography, literary criticism, reviews, and articles, and has edited numerous anthologies. Her biography of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Shadow Maker, won the Governor General's Award, the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography, and the Toronto Book Award. She näytä lisää also wrote the bestselling biography Stalin's Daughter-winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize, the BC National Non-Fiction Award, and the RBC Taylor Prize, among other awards; as well as By Heart, a biography of Elizabeth Smart; and the personal memoir The Guthrie Road. Her other books include the critically acclaimed Villa Air-Bel, Labyrinth of Desire, and Memory-Making, as well as The Space a Name Makes, which won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and has been awarded Guggenheim, Camargo, and Trudeau fellowships. She is a recipient of the Lorne Pierce Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of Canada, for her contribution to Canadian literature and culture and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Elements of Fiction (1968) — Toimittaja — 64 kappaletta
Tom Tom (2008) 60 kappaletta
By Heart: Elizabeth Smart, A Life (1991) 40 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English (1999) — Toimittaja — 30 kappaletta
Poetry by Canadian Women (1989) 20 kappaletta
Stories by Canadian Women (1984) — Toimittaja — 11 kappaletta
Short Fiction: An Anthology (2003) 7 kappaletta
More stories by Canadian women (1987) — Toimittaja — 6 kappaletta

Associated Works

A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors (2015) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen (2008) — Johdanto, eräät painokset12 kappaletta
Mermaids and Ikons: A Greek Summer (2017) — Johdanto, eräät painokset7 kappaletta

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While I learned some things, such as the fact that people were paid a bounty for turning people in, I did not feel satisfied with the book’s conclusion or some of the team’s tactics in pursuing the story. Have a cream cake with an elderly lady on the off chance you may. E able to get her to say something that will square with your wild suppositions, for example
 
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cspiwak | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
This book became quite controversial shortly after its publication. Lots of critics argued that the conclusion of who betrayed the people hiding at Prinsengracht 263 couldn't be certain, so long after the fact, and that it was irresponsible to accuse anyone.

I found the case that the team made compelling, but of course I heard only their argument. Nonetheless, they put forth a plausible argument.

Whether they're right or not, the book includes a lot of detail on the conduct of the various police forces and the occupying German troops and administrators during the war, as well as some good explanations about the Dutch resistance and how it worked. There's good detail on collaborators as well.

I do have some complaints. The author talks about "the Microsoft AI" and "the AI database," but never describes the technology. I'm confident that there wasn't any magical tech at hand; they just digitized a bunch of stuff, made it easy to search, maybe wrote some good data science code to comb through it, look for patterns. It was good work, no doubt, but calling it "AI" seems like an attempt to legitimize their results because an artificial intelligence did the work. Not true -- it was a lot of investigative work by people.

I found the book both interesting and informative. I've spent a great deal of time in Amsterdam and know the city well. I now have a wealth of new locations and events to weave into the story of this place.
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mikeolson2000 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 27, 2023 |
For me, this Stalin's Daughter had two parts - Svetlana's life in Russia and her life after she defected. I picked up the book to read the first part and found myself slogging through many chapters of the second part. However, once I committed to reading the whole book (it's 600 pages not counting the references at the end), I found myself becoming more interested in the incredibly impulsive life of Stalin's only daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Author Rosemary Sullivan's research is impressive and her writing style smooth and conversational.
While I think Sullivan did an amazing and thorough job - the kind of biography Alliluyeva deserves - as a reader, much of the second part felt unnecessary and was frustrating to read. (After defecting from Russia, her life becomes incredibly socially complicated and it seems that all spats and slights are documented in this book.)
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Jenn4567 | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 3, 2023 |
Interesting and thought provoking. This book is more than just about the cold case investigation. It also speaks on the Jewish experience of WW2.
 
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Chef_Page_Mage | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 27, 2023 |

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