Jun 19, 12
Recommended to Kelly by:
Goodreads First Reads giveaway
conspiracy buffs, history buffs, WWII enthusiast, etc
Read from June 19 to 20, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: once
This was an amazing novel. Inspired by real people and events, yet a fictional story, John has given events surrounding the 1936 olympics and the ultimate rise of the Furer a new life. He creates a powerful mystery surrounding secret documents giving background on Hitler.
John's characters are intense and multifaceted. they seek adventure but are not entirely prepared for the outcome. But perhaps the best of all is the way the author has taken various individual real events and connected them together.
In addition, John shows a side of the olympics of which I was unaware. Kudos to Jesse Owens skill at the olympics and John's skill at writing.
Having studied the Holocaust and Germany's rise to power, I had previously read something about a secret dossier on Hitler. I am forever amaized at writers' abilities to take historical figures, events, or conspiracies and create new dramas from them.