Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, 10-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day would come so soon.
Bill Clegg had a thriving business as a literary agent when he walked away from his world and embarked on a two-month crack binge. He had been released from rehab nine months earlier, and his relapse would very nearly cost him his life.
Culled from an array of sources, A MOSQUE IN MUNICH interweaves tales of a Nazi scholar turned postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders across the globe, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naive CIA men eager to fight communism with a new weapon: Islam.
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There’s been a lot of grumbling lately about the lack of original material making its way around Hollywood. But with all these exciting book adaptations coming out, it’s hard to get too upset about it! Sure, originality seems to be in shorter supply out there than it should be, but the creative energy that goes into adapting some of our favorite books is nothing short of astounding. Although we could all probably live with one less James Franco pet project.