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HHhH : " Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich ," or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich." The most dangerous man in Hitler's cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the "Butcher of Prague." He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructible--until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service--killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of History. Who were these men, arguably two of the most discreet heroes of the twentieth century? In Laurent Binet's captivating debut novel, we follow Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic escape of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to Engl∧ from their recruitment to their harrowing parachute drop into a war zone, from their stealth attack on Heydrich's car to their own brutal death in the basement of a Prague church. A seemingly effortlessly blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binet's remarkable imagination, HHhH --an international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman--is a work at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing, a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the nature of writing and the debt we owe to history.
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|Grouping Author||binet laurent|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-21 22:57:58PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-22 00:09:05AM|
|auth_author2||Taylor, Sam, 1970-|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Laurent Binet's captivating debut novel follows the lives of Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, the men responsible for the death of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most feared men in Nazi Germany.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000391474|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2012.|327 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:eb3b51b2-752c-4650-b93b-2564cdeb6b16|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media, Inc.|2012||
|subject_facet||Heydrich, Reinhard, -- 1904-1942 -- Assassination -- Fiction, Historical fiction, French, World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Czechoslovakia -- Fiction|
|title_full||HHhH, HHhH / Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor|
|topic_facet||Assassination, Fiction, Heydrich, Reinhard, Historical fiction, French, Literature, Underground movements, World War, 1939-1945|