Flight From Berlin

Flight From Berlin

Book - 2012
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As Berlin welcomes the world to the Summer Olympic Games in 1936, British journalist Richard Denham and American reporter Eleanor Emerson are drawn into a deadly game involving the Gestapo and the British Secret Intelligence Service.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062091567
0062091565
Branch Call Number: JOHN
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 24 cm

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Sep 17, 2016

If you're into historical-fiction , this is for you.

Book includes facts about the 1936 Berlin Olympics/Olympiads; Hitler's hysterical amblyopia and the "private life" of Hitler.

Diell Oct 16, 2014

But could've been even better.

wendybird Sep 07, 2012

The first 2/3rds of "Flight..." I found compelling, exciting, interesting. The final portion did bog down a bit, and there were just a few too many coincidences (perhaps that is what drives the WWII thriller genre, though) for easy acceptance. However, a good solid novel that would make a fabulous film in the right hands.
Johns does pin small plot pieces to actual factoids, and describes these in 2 Notes sections. For example, i had no idea that the airship Zepplin's creator was a vocal Nazi critic, and yet - was left alone due to his fame & social status,or that questions about Hitler's sexualtiy have often been raised. I found intriguing enough to do further research.

sprichisky Aug 20, 2012

I really enjoyed this book...it was extremely well written and the mix of fiction and historical events was riveting. Highly recommend it.

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