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Larry Collins (1) (1929–2005)

Author of O Jerusalem!

For other authors named Larry Collins, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by Larry Collins

O Jerusalem! (1972) 1,414 copies
Freedom at Midnight (1975) 1,271 copies
Is Paris Burning? (1965) 1,069 copies
The Fifth Horseman (1980) 634 copies
Fall From Grace (1985) 241 copies
Maze (1989) 232 copies
Is New York Burning? (2004) 126 copies
Black Eagles (1992) 103 copies
Tomorrow Belongs to Us (1998) 55 copies
The Road to Armageddon (2003) 46 copies
O jerusalem (tome 1) (1980) 7 copies
Barmaid (2015) 4 copies

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Very interesting look at the very short period of time between the invasion of France by the Allies and the liberation of Paris. The initial plan was to bypass the city to end the war more quickly. Bold work by DeGaulle and resistance inside the city (both communists and Gaullists) altered that plan.

The book is a compilation of hundreds of stories chronologically put together to tell the big story and many of the small stories of triumph and heartbreak that make life so real. Great insight into a time that many have forgotten.… (more)
 
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dlinnen | 15 other reviews | Feb 3, 2024 |
A masterpiece. This is the best book I have read on India's freedom movement, partition, and turbulent times that have ensued after the partition. Meticulous research and gripping narration
 
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harishwriter | 28 other reviews | Oct 12, 2023 |
This book is an old classic and I am surprised I had not read it until now. The book is racy and well-paced. You won't find much analysis of the historical events. However, what you get is a fast-paced but biased narration of the events of those fateful years.

The authors appear to be glamour-struck by Mountbatten. Most other books I have read do not portray him in a flattering light.

The sections and detailed narration of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination are good. I learned a few things when I read this part of the book.

Overall, I recommend this book but; it is not perfect. There are a few errors, I believe.
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