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The Resource HHhH, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

HHhH, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Label
HHhH
Title
HHhH
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone has heard of Reinhard Heydrich, the Butcher of Prague. And most have heard stories of his assassination at the hands of two Czechoslovakian partisans. But who exactly were the forgotten heroes who killed one of history's most notorious men? In this novel, HHhH (Himmlers Hirn heiBt Heydrich, or Himmler's brain is called Heydrich), we follow the lives of Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubiš, the Slovak and the Czech responsible for Heydrich's death. From their heroic escape from Nazi-occupied Prague to their recruitment by the British secret services; from their meticulous preparation and training to their harrowing parachute drop into a war zone; from their stealth attack on Heydrich?s car to their own brutal deaths in the basement of a Prague church, Binet narrates the compelling story of these two incredible men, rescuing their heroic acts from obscurity. A seemingly effortless blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Binet?s remarkable imagination, HHhH is a work at once thrilling and deeply engrossing -- a historical novel and a profound meditation on the nature of writing and the debt we owe to history
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Summary
Imagines the story of two Czechoslovakian partisans responsible for assassinating the "Butcher of Prague" Reinhard Heydrich, traces their escape from the Nazis and recruitment by the British secret service
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
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10106726
Cataloging source
VBHSSC
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Binet, Laurent
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
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Taylor, Sam
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True
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  • Heydrich, Reinhard
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
HHhH, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056461511
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780099555643
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)877659918
Label
HHhH, Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056461511
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780099555643
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)877659918

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