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characters Journey Among Warriors Ève Curie Å 0 download read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ève Curie We read of the patriotism of the Free French the exiled Poles the British colonial hierarchy the Russian Red Army and the Chinese both the leadership and the rank and file We also get a glimpse of the struggles between local concerns and global warfare on all fronts For example she expresses the difficulty in understanding the Indian self absorption in independence and lack of concern in face of the encroaching Japanese Axis threat In this unfolding chaos it is little short of amazing that any reporter is capable of traversing the globe. Today I learned that Bernoulli was actually not one guy but an entire family of talented mathematicians from the 18th century One of them eventually married a member of the Curie family Eve Curie is the daughter of Marie Curie and the only member of her family not do study chemistry so I m super excited to read about her

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characters Journey Among Warriors Ève Curie Å 0 download read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ève Curie And acuiring access to all the leading military and political leaders to learn of their plans and visions for the war itself and its hoped for aftermath and witness their actual efforts and those of their followersMs Curie has presented a whirlwind tour of a world in turmoil For the year 1942 she gives the reader the sense that the War is at a turning point Despite the demoralizing retreats in Europe of the previous two years and the surging Japanese in Asia the author still expresses a note of hope that the Allied cause would yet prevai. For fans of 1930 s style travel journals like Waugh s When the Going Was Good Maugham s The Gentleman in the Parlour A Record of a Journey from Rangoon to Haiphong and Huxley sJesting Pilate this book will be a treasure Eve Curie yes that Curie used her family fame to gain admission to theaters of war unavailable to women journalists even to journalists at all Written during 1941 and 1942 when the outcome of World War II was still very much in uestion the book presents a viewpoint one has not seen too very often The uestioning wondering I hope we will win but OMG some bad things are happening approach of a sophisticated admittedly upper class and used to luxury liberated woman of the period It was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1943 It takes the reader into the world of Stalinist Russia Karachi when it was part of India along a railway journey into Myamar when it was Burma West Africa when it was still colonized North Africa when Rommel was undefeated There are marvelous sections about Pan American Airways Clipper Ships the famous flying boats And it puts the reader into the mindset of the timesAnd no Eve curie is not by any stretch of the imagination today s liberated woman Her politics are not today s politics Her writing style is not today s style So be forewarned This is not a book for everyone It is a book of its times And as such it is a treasure trove for the historically minded

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characters Journey Among Warriors Ève Curie Å 0 download read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ève Curie This presentation of the journalist's journey catches the world mired in war for just over two years In the course of the book's unfolding the United States enters the military phase after Pearl Harbor This comes just as the European powers and China are only just establishing their military infrastructure through Africa and the Middle East and Russia and the Far East German forces are meeting stiff resistance in Russia and North Africa though the Japanese are pushing through South Asia threatening India Through the author's experiences. This book is one of the best pieces of reportage to come out of WWII and came close to winning a Pulitzer in 1943 Yet it s since been completely forgotten Born in 1904 ve Curie was French but as the younger daughter of Marie Curie she spoke Polish as well As a young woman she had some success as a pianist but seems to have felt she was not good enough for a concert career and moved into journalism instead via a popular biography of her mother published in 1937 By the time war broke out in 1939 she was a successful and very well connected woman in her own right She took an information post in the French government and did a long speaking tour of the USA in 1940 meeting the Roosevelts at the White House She got back to Paris in June 1940 which was not good timing On June 11 she locked her flat legged it to Bordeaux and boarded the British liner Madura bound for Falmouth In England she immediately aligned herself with De Gaulle Vichy regarded her as a public enemy with good reason In 1941 they revoked her citizenship and confiscated her Paris flatBy this time Curie was back in the States She secured a contract from US and British newspapers to report from the world s battlefronts Her dispatches were also to be made into a book A few weeks before Pearl Harbor she flew to West Africa on a flying boat and began a long journey across Africa to the Egypt where she went into the desert with Randolph Churchill and got too close to the fighting From there she visited the Free French in the Levant She then went on to Tehran recently occupied by the British and met the young Shah they had placed on the throne in place of his father Over the next few months she would travel to the Russian and Burmese fronts and to China Everywhere she went the well connected Curie met everyone who was anyone Auchinleck Wavell Chiang Kai Shek and even Chou En Lai are here In India besides Wavell she meets the then Viceroy Lord Linlithgow and stays for a time with both But she also meets Nehru and Gandhi and has fascinating conversations with them too It is extraordinary that she was welcomed and trusted by both sides in India in this way The result is an extraordinary picture of political India in the very weeks that Sir Stafford Cripps arrived there with an offer of independenceThe book is also a vivid picture of a world at war Curie saw the whole Allied effort the immense logistical achievements of the Americans and British the shipyards on the Hooghly the Trans Iranian railway the oilfields of Ira and the Red Sea uays where weapons of war poured into the Middle East theatre She speaks to engineers and ship s captains oilmen planners mechanics and This is not just a journey among the great and the good Moreover while she uses her connections shamelessly she also shows some uite serious balls In the Egypt she and Randolph Churchill chase Operation Crusader Auchinleck s 1941 offensive deep into the Western Desert just as it is slowing and the situation is confused with British and German armoured columns passing each other in the night In Russia she goes within a mile or two of the front and sees German corpses in the snow In Burma she goes as close to the fighting as the British will let her talking to exhausted British and Indian troops in the silent teak forests the advancing enemy less than five miles away All of this is recounted with a clarity warmth and style that never fails her despite the length of the book and it is long nearly 500 pages including an excellent index Journey Among Warriors was published in Britain and the US in 1943 It was a success but Curie was pipped to the Pulitzer by the American correspondent Ernie Pyle The book was never reprinted There was a French edition in 1946 Voyage parmi les Guerriers but this too seems to have been available only briefly It may be that the author herself simply lost interest in the book by the time it was published she had joined the Free French forces in 1944 she was awarded the Croix de Guerre She would devote the rest of her very long life to public service She died just before Christmas 2007 aged 103 She herself isn t forgotten and her 1937 biography of her mother has never been out of print Journey Among Warriors however has vanished But it s one of the best eyewitness accounts of the Second World War There is much fuller version of this review at

  • Hardcover
  • 501
  • Journey Among Warriors
  • Ève Curie
  • English
  • 25 March 2018
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