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The Ratline : Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

The Ratline : Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

Publisher : Orion Publishing Co
SKU: 9781474608145
R 240,00
R 204,00
The Sunday Times bestselling new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Hypnotic, shocking and unputdownable' JOHN LE CARRE 'Remarkable' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Breathtaking, gripping, shattering' ELIF SHAFAK 'A taut and finely crafted factual thriller' OBSERVER 'A triumph of research and brilliant storytelling' ANTONY BEEVOR 'Extraordinary' EVENING STANDARD In this riveting real-life thriller, Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of senior Nazi SS Brigadefuhrer Otto Freiherr von Wachter and his wife, Charlotte. Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, he unveils a fascinating insight into life before and during the war, as a fugitive on the run in the Alps and then in Rome, and into the Cold War. Eventually the door is unlocked to a mystery that haunts Wachter's youngest son, who continues to believe his father was a good man - what happened to Otto Wachter while he was preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline', assisted by a Vatican bishop, and what was the explanation for his sudden and unexpected death?
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781474608145
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Contributor By (author) Philippe Sands
Publication Date 2021-04-29
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 432
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 196 X 128 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 320
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Hypnotic, shocking and unputdownable' JOHN LE CARRE 'Remarkable' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Breathtaking, gripping, shattering' ELIF SHAFAK 'A taut and finely crafted factual thriller' OBSERVER 'A triumph of research and brilliant storytelling' ANTONY BEEVOR 'Extraordinary' EVENING STANDARD In this riveting real-life thriller, Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of senior Nazi SS Brigadefuhrer Otto Freiherr von Wachter and his wife, Charlotte. Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, he unveils a fascinating insight into life before and during the war, as a fugitive on the run in the Alps and then in Rome, and into the Cold War. Eventually the door is unlocked to a mystery that haunts Wachter's youngest son, who continues to believe his father was a good man - what happened to Otto Wachter while he was preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline', assisted by a Vatican bishop, and what was the explanation for his sudden and unexpected death?
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781474608145
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Contributor By (author) Philippe Sands
Publication Date 2021-04-29
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 432
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 196 X 128 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 320
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