Friday, June 06, 2008

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann, a German Nobel Prize Winning Author was born on 6th June 1875. He first published his novel "Buddenbrooks" at the age of 26, which went through fifty editions in German before it was translated in English in 1924. Later he published the Magic Mountain and Joseph in Egypt. Death in Venice, Royal Highness, In coming Victory of Democracy were his more interesting reads. In This War, he wrote on outbreak of European conflict and German Nazi power. He was however, known as Thomas Mann American and he preferred to be called an American as he had American citizenship and spent 15 years in US, later went to settle in Switzerland. (More profiles in Literature Pages)

Well, this day on 6th June, 1944 - the D Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. If you are interested in Lesson Plans for students on this, here is a link for the informative news piece in New York Times that you might like to explore. You can also find Daily Lesson Plan on events leading up to Berlin Airlift in American Global History. Also find a multimedia on Tempelhof Airport. Enjoy.

- ilaxi patel
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