Friday, February 28, 2014

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova--#11 finished

An interesting book about the niece of Anton Chekhov and the life she lead in Russia around their revolution and then in Germany during the rise of Nazism and then through WWII and the life afterwards.  Much speculation and research went into Olga's life.  Her life that was mostly open where you could see her as a movie and stage actress, playing a role of a celebrity in Germany in the 1920s through the 1940s.  There is also evidence of her having a role as a possible spy for Russia during this time, while she can be linked to this, there is no idea what kind of information if any she was passing along.  She may have been a sleeper, that was only to be called in at a later time.  An interesting read but unfortunately not full of complete answers, after reading you are left with questions on her.  Book just seems incomplete and that is too bad because it sounds as if she was a much more interesting person and story than this book can give.

I am not sure yet if this book will be loaned out or might be posted on PBS.  There are no copies on PBS so it would probably move at some point if posted.  I am still reading American Sniper and Black Order and The Watch, might start another this weekend, not sure yet.

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