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Flight From Berlin by David John
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Jul 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, historical-fiction, wwii
Read from June 23 to 30, 2012

A well written tale of intrigue and brutality set in the early years of Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power as the 1936 Olympic Games begin. Eleanor Emerson, a discredited American Olympic athlete and divorced British reporter Richard Denham find themselves entangled in a dangerous mission to retrieve a dossier of Hitlers’ drawings from WWI that would incriminate him. The intelligence agencies of Germany and England both want the dossier, while Emerson and Denham have their own plan. They want to use it to free a Jewish German athlete, Hannah Liebermann, who has been forced to participate in the Olympics against her will.

I think John has done a great job in combining a fictional story with historical events, to create a chilling page-turner that compares favorably to other recent books in this genre.

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