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Title
The Welsh Girl
Author
Peter Ho Davies
Genre
Fiction
Rating
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Young Esther Evans lives in a tiny Welsh town where a German POW camp has just been built. The Germans are the enemy, but the residents are not too thrilled with the English either who have come as guards. Within the POW camp there are also divisions-are the POWs who surrendered cowards? The POWs who were captured think so. Through Esther we are exposed to many viewpoints on subjects we didn't know existed! I very much enjoyed 'meeting' Esther and I hope you will to.  Get this book!
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Title
Bringing down the house: the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions
Author
Mezrich, Ben
Genre
nonfiction, new movie release
Rating
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The new movie "21" (2008 release) is based on this book, released in 2002. It is a fascinating portrait of the way an excellent scam was perpetrated over time by a revolving group of students. The trailer for "21" differs right away in several facts of the book, pick up the book for the real scoop. It has a glimpse of what it's like to lead a lucrative double-life. The crescendo is written to be played out on the big screen, it's very visual. A great true-crime read.  Get this Book!