The arms maker of Berlin: a novel

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This powerfully suspenseful new novel from Dan Fesperman takes us deep into the early 1940s in Switzerland and Germany as it traces the long reach of the wartime intrigues of the White Rose student movement, which dared to speak out against Hitler. When Nat Turnbull, a history professor who specializes in the German resistance, gets the news that his estranged mentor, Gordon Wolfe, has been arrested for possession of stolen World War II archives, he's hardly surprised that, even at the age of eighty-four, Gordon has gotten himself in trouble. But what's in the archives is staggering: a spymaster's trove missing since the end of the war, one that Gordon has always claimed is full of "secrets you can't find anywhere else . . . live ammunition." Yet key documents are still missing, and Nat believes Gordon has hidden them. The FBI agrees, and when Gordon is found dead in jail, the Bureau dispatches Nat to track down the material, which has also piqued the interest of several dangerous competitors. As he follows a trail of cryptic clues left behind by Gordon, assisted by an attractive academic with questionable motives, Nat's quest takes him to Bern and Berlin, where his path soon crosses that of Kurt Bauer, an aging German arms merchant still hoarding his own wartime secrets. As their stories--and Gordon's--intersect across half a century, long-buried exploits of deceit, devotion, and doomed resistance begin working their way to the surface. And as the stakes rise, so do the risks . . .
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Grouping Title arms maker of berlin
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display_description A professor of German history learns that his estranged mentor is arrested for possessing stolen World War II archives, and aids the FBI in the search for missing documents in Berlin, where he crosses paths with an aging arms merchant.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, -- 1906-1945 -- Fiction, Code and cipher stories, Code and cipher stories, American, History teachers -- Fiction, Spy stories, American, Weisse Rose (Resistance group) -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Archival resources -- Fiction
title_display The arms maker of Berlin
title_full The Arms Maker of Berlin, The arms maker of Berlin / Dan Fesperman, The arms maker of Berlin [sound recording] : a novel / Dan Fesperman
title_short The arms maker of Berlin
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topic_facet Archival resources, Audiobooks, Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, Code and cipher stories, Code and cipher stories, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History teachers, Literature, Spy stories, American, Thriller, World War, 1939-1945