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  • Marlene AUTHOR C.W. Gortner
  • C.W. Gortner
  • English
  • 12 August 2018
  • 9780062406064

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Marlene AUTHOR C.W. Gortner Free download Ä 104 Ling promises Marlene instead chooses to become an American citizen and after her new nation is forced into World War II tours with the USO performing for thousands of Allied troops in Europe and Africa But one day she will return to Germany Escorted by General George Patton himself Marlene is heartbroken by the war’s devastation and the evil legacy of the Third Reich that has transformed her homeland and the family she loved An enthralling and insightful account of this extraordinary legend Marlene reveals the inner life of a woman of grit glamour and ambition who defied convention seduced the world and forged her own path on her own ter. DNF not because it was not a good book because it was and the writing was fantastic but simply because of the subject matter I thought I would be fascinated by this amazing lady but not enough to put this book ahead of some other books I ve been waiting to read during the summer Because I love this author and he is a personal friend of mine I will go back and read this book once I m caught up with my highly anticipated thrillers and no doubt absolutely love it At that point a review will follow

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Marlene AUTHOR C.W. Gortner Free download Ä 104 A lush dramatic biographical novel of one of the most glamorous and alluring legends of Hollywood’s golden age Marlene Dietrich from the gender bending cabarets of Weimar Berlin to the lush film studios of Hollywood a sweeping story of passion glamour ambition art and war from the author of Mademoiselle ChanelRaised in genteel poverty after the first World War Maria Magdalena Dietrich dreams of a life on the stage When a budding career as a violinist is cut short the willful teenager vows to become a singer trading her family’s proper middle class society for the free spirited louche world of Weimar Berlin’s cabarets and drag balls Wi. Marlene by CW Gortner is a 2016 William Morrow publication I will admit up front that I did not realize this was a work of fiction at first I was a little disappointed since I was hoping for a traditional biography but it was my own fault for not reading the synopsis carefully I had not experienced this type of biographical fiction until recently but I found it to be an intriguing way of telling a person s life story This one though was not a factual as I would have liked with some suggestions being so incredible I had to do a Google search to see if it was true The information wasn t necessarily outright false since there is no way to disprove or validate it so I suppose it s up to the reader to de

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Marlene AUTHOR C.W. Gortner Free download Ä 104 Th her sultry beauty smoky voice seductive silk cocktail dresses and androgynous tailored suits Marlene performs to packed houses and becomes entangled in a series of stormy love affairs that push the boundaries of social convention For the beautiful desirous Lili Marlene neither fame nor marriage and motherhood can cure her wanderlust As Hitler and the Nazis rise to power she sets sail for America Rivaling the success of another European import Greta Garbo Marlene uickly becomes one of Hollywood’s leading ladies starring with legends such as Gary Cooper John Wayne and Cary Grant Desperate for her return Hitler tries to lure her with dazz. I ve been a fan of CW Gortner s books long before I met and befriended him at a conference and Marlene Dietrich is perhaps my favorite of his heroines She comes to life on the page a swearing smoking bisexual goddess of sin From her early days as schoolgirl violinist to her sashay through the Berlin cabarets of the 30s all the way to her meteoric rise through golden age Hollywood she fascinates honest enough to say she doesn t really have much in the way of acting talent determined enough to succeed anyway a self made beauty whose remarkable charisma collected numberless admirers Famous men and women parade in and out of Marlene s bed and life she is refreshingly direct in her enjoyment of sex and Gort