Settembre 1938. Hugh Legat è uno degli astri nascenti del Servizio diplomatico britannico e lavora al numero 10 di Downing Street come segretario particolare del primo ministro, Neville Chamberlain. L'aristocratico Paul von Hartmann fa parte dello staff del ministero degli Esteri tedesco ed è in segreto un membro della cospirazione anti-Hitler. I due uomini, che si erano conosciuti e frequentati a Oxford, non si sono più visti né sentiti per sei anni, fino al giorno in cui le loro strade si incrociano nuovamente in circostanze drammatiche in occasione della Conferenza di Monaco, un momento cruciale che definirà il futuro dell'Europa. Entrambi si ritroveranno di fronte a un grave dilemma: quando sei messo alle strette e il rischio è troppo alto, chi decidi di tradire? I tuoi amici, la tua famiglia, il tuo paese o la tua coscienza?
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”Everyone said---by everyone I mean people like me--we all said, ‘Oh, he’s a terrible fellow, Hitler; but he’s not necessarily all bad. Look at his achievements. Put aside this awful medieval anti-Jew stuff: it will pass.’ But the point is, it won’t pass. You can’t isolate it from the rest. It’s the Leggi tutto
Robert Harris is one of my favorite authors of historical fiction, and he has another winner on his hands with Munich. It tells the story of two men, one German and one English, who play roles in the final meeting between Chamberlain and Hitler in 1938, when peace was still a possibility. The book i Leggi tutto
Robert Harris offers up another wonderful novel that weaves together the events of history with some background fiction that only serves to accentuate the dramatic effect. It is 1938 and Europe is on the precipice of another war. Adolf Hitler has begun acquiring areas of neighbouring countries, citi Leggi tutto
MUNICH, by Robert Harris, takes place in September of 1938 and uses the Munich Agreement and the brink of war prior to the Agreement as the landscape for the book. The Agreement concerned the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia and was a document signed by the United Kingdom, Nazi Germany, the French
I was looking forward to reading this new book by Robert Harris because he does a such a great job with historical thrillers. Based on the Oster conspiracy and the Munich Conference, two fictional friends from Oxford during the 1920’s end up on opposites sides of the negotiating table in an effort t Leggi tutto
3.5 Found this one to be hard to rate and review. The Munich agreement signed by Chamberlain and Hitler, was another part of history of which I had no knowledge. We hear from two men who had been friends in Oxford,one now serving as a newly minted secretary under Chamberlain, the other part of those Leggi tutto
With the recent movies on Winston Churchill it’s refreshing to see someone focus instead on his overlooked predecessor, Neville Chamberlain, and his significant role in the lead-up to World War 2. In Munich, Robert Harris takes us back to 1938, the year before the war started, and the crisis in Czec Leggi tutto
Sementes de Guerra Já ouviram falar nos Sudetas? Sim?! Não?! Talvez?!... “Googlar” é batota!... Os Sudetas são uma região da Checoslováquia onde, antes da segunda grande guerra, coabitavam cerca de 3,2 milhões de alemães. Hitler, que antes da guerra já se entretinha a roubar terras aos outros, encontro Leggi tutto
Thoroughly enjoyable historical fiction. The Munich Agreement was a diplomatic arrangement between Britain, France, Germany and Italy that ceded Czech Sudetenland to Germany. With Italy acting as a supposed broker the proposals and agreement were concluded on 29th September 1938 with the four nations Leggi tutto
History is so compelling and gives the reader insight into why the world is like it is........so why bother fictionalizing it? For that reason I avoided historical fiction like the plague. That was before I found Robert Harris and changed my mind or at least about his books. He is the master of conv Leggi tutto
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