My Father's Secret War

My Father's Secret War

A Memoir

Book - 2007
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In this memoir, journalist Lucinda Franks describes her quest to learn to know her father. During World War II Thomas Franks served as spy in the Third Reich. In 1945 he was among the first soldiers into Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Buchenwald near the town of Gotha, Germany. As Tom's dementia progresses, Lucinda gathers fragments of his memories in order to understand her father and his secrets.
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401352264
Branch Call Number: 940.54867 FRANKS
Characteristics: viii, 311 p. ; 25 cm


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Mar 18, 2011

This is a very sad but well written book. It is about a girl, named Lucinda who has a hard relationship with her father. Once, they were the closest people in the world. But as time past, her father had to fight his own wars, and his own troubles. He is always away, and left her and her mother alone. Lucinda never knew where to find him, but she knew that he had once fought in the war, and thinks that there is a connection between the war and how her father is from that.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading about other people's lives.


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