I have decided L. Elliott is one of my favorite authors though, especially for historical fiction!
She does the perfect balance of showing both sides of situations, giving accounts of atrosities, but also maintains an overlying hopeful tone which This is the sequel to "Under a War-Torn Sky" and I loved it. She does the perfect balance of showing both sides of situations, giving accounts of atrosities, but also maintains an overlying hopeful tone which I really like. I know that a lot of history is not very hopeful but I hope that whatever situation I encounter that I can maintain some hope therefore I like stories with hope.
Okay- enough sappiness. Apr 05, Joy rated it it was amazing Shelves: recommended. I managed to read this book, the sequel, first and liked it enough to go back and read the prior book, A War-torn Sky. I am happy to report that reading them out of order in no way lessened my enjoyment and understanding of the books.
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I personally hate books that have to be read in order. As a librarian, I know how hard it is to get all the books, keep all the books, etc. Henry was shot down I managed to read this book, the sequel, first and liked it enough to go back and read the prior book, A War-torn Sky. Henry was shot down in France, ran and hid from the Nazi, and finally made it home. But what about those who risked everything to help him, especially a small boy named Pierre. Henry finally decides that he has to go back anyway he can and make sure Pierre is safe.
The action is fast, the characters are believable, and if you haven't already read the first book, you'll want to read it now - and you'll still find it totally enjoyable! Jun 10, Zachary rated it it was amazing. He can't stop remembering his air battles, his run in with the gestapo, and the lives of all the people that had helped him after he crashed.
Specifically one boy named Pierre. He goes to France to find Pierre and hopefully help himself receive closure so he can move on. This book was another fantastic book by Laura Malone Elliott. It is very well written and gives very captivating insight to the thoughts of Henry throughout. The story is very strong and the books doesn't ever allow you to put it down.
If you like historical fiction this book is for you with both the effect on an individual and the effect on a country of WWII. Jul 16, Brenda rated it liked it. In this book the main character had returned home from WWII prior to the end of the war because of an injury I think this was the subject of the first book. In this book, he feels guilty about the child who helped him and was left behind and can't adjust to being back in the U. He finds a way to return to Europe at the end of the war and is able to somehow locate some of the people who helped him and eventually This is the second story in a series by the same author as Under A War-Torn Sky.
He finds a way to return to Europe at the end of the war and is able to somehow locate some of the people who helped him and eventually find the boy. The story seemed somewhat unlikely, but it was an interesting read. Dec 01, A. I thought this book was written very well. I wish I had read the first one first but I didn't know it was a sequel at the time.
It's a little sad because it's about the war but has a really sweet ending. I liked the ending and the begining the best. The ending because I felt it tied everything together really well and left no loose ends. The begining because the author did a good job of setting the mood. It was a little hard to follow in some places although history is not my best subject. Over I thought this book was written very well. Over all a very exciting and heartening read. Nov 04, Stephen rated it really liked it.
This is a great book If you like Historical fiction and facts about World War 2. It was a great book but very sad when they tell about the horrors of the concentration and work camps. It tells how the people were living like after the war was over.
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It was horrible. This is a book for guys who are into war stories and world war 2 planes. Over all this was a very good book. My favorite part of this book was when Henry finds the women he needs to find pierre. It was good and then he wasn't there an This is a great book If you like Historical fiction and facts about World War 2. It was good and then he wasn't there and my heart sank.
Feb 08, Ronaldo peralta rated it it was amazing. Henry a american pilot in world war 2 is on a search for Pierre a resistance kid that save. The after war effects caused destruction,and things to be more expensive, also rationing. Henry found out Pierre mother was killed. Henry is at France when Hitler commits suiced and Nazis surrendered and Allies win. Pierre and Henry return to the United States with help from Claudette.
Claudette helped Henry too. Nov 15, Nan rated it liked it Shelves: historical-fiction , ya-literature. Not as good as Under a War Torn Sky Also, seemed more preachy, and less action. Liked the characters, and seeing how they had changed, but wasn't nearly as thrilled as I was with the prequel. Great author notes at the back, history elements I didn't know about. This book is absolutely amazing. Elliot sure knows how to draw up a character. Henry is such a realistic, well-mannered, clean-cut young man, it's impossible not to root for him.
The whole book kept my attention even though I had to put it down sometimes because I was just overwhelmed by the writing and the heart-breaking ground it covered. This is a book I'll be reading again. May 10, Thomas Colburn rated it liked it. A Troubled Peace by L. Elliot is an ok book. It was not quite my favorite. There wasn't quite a lot of action. It was also a very confusing book. The good part about it was it was very intense at a couple parts and it wanted me to keep reading. I think that it wasn't quite the right choice for me but i know people that would definately love this book.
Jul 27, Lindsey Delong rated it really liked it. I love learning about history through a main character's eyes, and this book does exactly that. Laura Malone Elliott does a nice job of creating such a surreal and heartfelt story for the reader to follow. It is so easy for the audience to put themselves into the novel as the character and to feel the seriousness of the timeline of events.
It is an awesome book! Feb 13, Wanda Jones rated it it was amazing. I liked the way this book deals with what happens to young soldiers when they return home from the war. The protagonist is captured and tortured by Nazis while trying to escape from France. In his dreams at night he relives the torture and the pain of not knowing what happened to those that tried to help him escape. Excellent A page turner filled with insight and historical fact.
It is riveting. I would suggest it and the first book in the series to accompany historical study of this time period. Jan 12, Karen rated it liked it. I didn't find this one as engaging as the prequel "Under a War-torn Sky," but it was worth reading, especially if you're interested in WW II. Henry Forrester returns to Europe to find a lost French boy who helped him survive and to put to rest his own demons.
Very good images of post-war France. Dec 20, Jamaiyah added it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Videos About This Book. More videos Young Adult. About L. Elliott www. She is a lifelong Virginia resident and history-lover.
Other books in the series. Under a War-Torn Sky 3 books. Sufferers included soldiers who had not been in the trenches or exposed to bombing. Harrington commends physicians who charted a middle course. In , Bleuler left the International Psychoanalytical Association. As the century progressed, the schism between the biological camp and the psychoanalytic camp widened. With advances in bacteriology, the biological camp embraced the idea that microbes in the intestine, the mouth, or the sinuses could release toxins that impaired brain functions.
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On the nonbiological, analytic side of the discipline, world events again proved pivotal. Auden, was clouded by fears about the power of nuclear weapons, the Cold War arms race, and the possibility that communist spies were infiltrating society. Accordingly, American neo-Freudians substituted anxiety for sex as the underlying cause of psychological maladies. They replaced Freudian tropes with a focus on family dynamics, especially the need for emotional security in early childhood. In every case history of a troubled child. Start looking for the real enemy.
Feminism furnished just one of several sweeping attacks on psychiatry that saw the enterprise as a tool of social control. In , three influential critiques appeared. By the early seventies, such critiques had entered the mainstream. Psychiatry, they argued, labelled people disturbed in order to deprive them of freedom. Challenges to the legitimacy of psychiatry forced the profession to examine the fundamental question of what did and did not constitute mental illness. Homosexuality, for instance, had been considered a psychiatric disorder since the time of Krafft-Ebing.
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But, in , the annual A. I am a psychiatrist. I, like most of you in this room, am a member of the A. Homosexuality was still listed as a disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , even as many psychiatrists clearly held a different view.
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In December, , the A. Today, around one in six Americans takes a psychotropic drug of some kind. The medication era stretches back more than sixty years and is the most significant legacy of the biological approach to psychiatry. It has its roots in the thirties, when experiments on rodents suggested that paranoid behavior was caused by high dopamine levels in the brain. The idea that brain chemistry could offer a pathogenesis for mental illness led researchers to hunt for chemical imbalances, and for medications to treat them. In , the F. The pharmaceutical industry vigorously promoted it as a biological solution to a chemical problem.
Next came sedatives. An alternative, Valium, introduced in , became the most commonly prescribed drug in the country the next year and remained so until One of the first drugs to target depression was Elavil, introduced in , which boosted available levels of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter related to adrenaline.
Again there was a marketing blitz. The liner notes included claims about the benefits that patients would experience if the drug was prescribed for them. Focus shifted from norepinephrine to the neurotransmitter serotonin, and, in , Prozac appeared, soon followed by other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs. He soon becomes more assertive. He confronts the suitors and denounces the abuse of his estate, and when Penelope and Eurycleia become anxious or upset, he does not shy away from taking control.
He has a stout heart and an active mind, and sometimes even a bit of a temper, but he never schemes with the same skill or speaks with quite the same fluency as Odysseus. In Book 22 , he accidentally leaves a weapons storeroom unlocked, a careless mistake that allows the suitors to arm themselves.
While Odysseus does make a few mistakes in judgment over the course of the epic, it is difficult to imagine him making such an absentminded blunder.