It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
The Song of Bernadette
by Franz Werfel
This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in 1940, and wrote this moving story to fulfill a promise he made to God.
The Moon Is Down
by John Steinbeck
Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit communityIn this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors.
by Pearl S. Buck
The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.
And Now Tomorrow
by Rachel Field
This early work by Rachel Field was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'And Now Tomorrow' is a bestselling novel that was adapted into a film in 1944.