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Rowohlt Taschenbücher HHhH

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Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo. This is Operation Anthropoid, Prague, 1942: two Czechoslovakian parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - chief of the Nazi secret services, 'the hangman of Prague', 'the blond beast', 'the most dangerous man in the Third Reich'. His boss is Heinrich Himmler but everyone in the SS says 'Himmler's brain is called Heydrich', which in German spells "HHhH".

All the characters in "HHhH" are real. All the events depicted are true. But alongside the nerve-shredding preparations for the attack runs another story: when you are a novelist writing about real people, how do you resist the temptation to make things up? "HHhH" is a panorama of the Third Reich told through the life of one outstandingly brutal man, a story of unbearable heroism and loyalty, revenge and betrayal.

It is improbably entertaining and electrifyingly modern, a moving and shattering work of fiction.

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Series Rowohlt Taschenbücher Title HHhH
Subject German Language German
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2013 Authors Elizabeth von Arnim / Laurent Binet
Binding Paperback Pages 448
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 305
ESB Code 16229 ISBN 9783499255878
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 01/02/2021 if you order today
  Price £13.50

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