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Lili Marlene : the soldiers' song of World War II

Lili Marlene : the soldiers' song of World War II

Author: Liel Leibovitz; Matthew I Miller
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Reveals the story behind an unlikely World War II anthem, describing a German poem about a young woman waiting for the return of her soldier lover and how the piece was set to music by one of Hitler's favored composers in the cabaret scene of the 1930s.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Norbert Schultze; Hans Leip; Norbert Schultze; Lale Andersen; Lale Andersen; Hans Leip; Norbert Schultze; Norbert Schultze; Hans Leip; Norbert Schultze; Lale Andersen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liel Leibovitz; Matthew I Miller
ISBN: 9780393065848 0393065847
OCLC Number: 227016415
Description: viii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Underneath the lantern --
A harsh, primitive voice --
Song of a young sentry --
"Bombs! Bombs! Bombs!" --
Radio Belgrade --
"A small piece of home" --
"Can the wind explain why it becomes a storm?" --
"We're the D-Day Dodgers" --
"Your train is going to Berlin" --
"The gravity of the situation" --
"My sweet Lili, the war is over."
Responsibility: Liel Leibovitz and Matthew Miller.
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The dramatic story of an iconic love song, its three creators, and their lives under the Nazis.  Read more...


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"A fascinating story. Lively and well-informed, this book tells it all, with lots of attention to the travails of those involved." -- Atlantic Monthly "Not even the most iconic of songs necessarily Read more...

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