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The Resource The fifth column, Andrew Gross

The fifth column, Andrew Gross

Label
The fifth column
Title
The fifth column
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Gross
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"February, 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In New York City, twenty-two thousand cheering Nazi supporters pack Madison Square Garden for a raucous, hate-filled rally. In a Hell’s Kitchen bar, Charles Mossman is reeling from the loss of his job and the demise of his marriage when a group draped in Nazi flags barges in. Drunk, Charlie takes a swing at one with tragic results and a torrent of unintended consequences follows.Two years later. America is wrestling with whether to enter the growing war. Charles’s estranged wife and six-year-old daughter, Emma, now live in a quiet brownstone in the German-speaking New York City neighborhood of Yorkville, where support for Hitler is common. Charles, just out of prison, struggles to put his life back together, while across the hall from his family, a kindly Swiss couple, Trudi and Willi Bauer, have taken a liking to Emma. But Charles begins to suspect that they might not be who they say they are.As the threat of war grows, and fears of a “fifth column”—German spies embedded into everyday life—are everywhere, Charles puts together that the seemingly amiable Bauers may be part of a sinister conspiracy. When Pearl Harbor is attacked and America can no longer sit on the sideline, that conspiracy turns into a deadly threat with Charles the only one who can see it and Emma, an innocent pawn."--Publisher description
Summary
Losing everything after a catastrophic bar fight, a man in 1941 New York uncovers a secret Nazi spy ring planning an attack on the city, in a work of suspense inspired by the true story of the Duquense Spy Ring
Theme
Pace
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804727
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gross, Andrew
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hate groups
  • Ex-convicts
  • Families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Subversive activities
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The fifth column, Andrew Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065665937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781509878437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084809171
Label
The fifth column, Andrew Gross
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065665937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781509878437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084809171

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