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Cave dwellers

Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A gripping novel of historical espionage, about an eleventh-hour attempt by members of the German elite to unseat Adolf Hitler, and its endlessly complex consequences. In late 1937, the young lieutenant Oskar Langweil is recruited to this cause while attending a party at the lavish home of a baroness. A high-ranking officer in Germany's counter-intelligence agency, brings Oskar into the fold because of their mutual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
War fiction
Spy fiction
Fiction
War stories
Spy stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grant, Richard, 1952-
Cave dwellers.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
(DLC) 2016037187
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Grant
ISBN: 9780307270832 0307270831 9780307455154 0307455157
OCLC Number: 953805839
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 339 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: At Home with the Baroness von F ... --
Crime in America --
From the Kreuzberg to Hell --
Librarians in Exile --
Patriots of the Wrong Era --
Strength Through Joy --
Setback Theory --
Bodies on the Second Floor --
Netting Men Like Shoals of Cod --
One Thinks of Dying Heroically --
The Vampire Did Not Disappoint --
Be Careful About Breathing --
Golden Pheasants --
Cousin Peter Is Ill --
Trying to Count Bullets --
The High Point of the Season --
Do You Truly Want to Know? --
Christ on a Rocking Horse --
When Wars Start --
The Naïveté of Youth --
What Herr Boar Has to Say --
Foolish and Dangerous --
On the Road with the Baroness von F ...
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"A gripping novel of historical espionage, about an eleventh-hour attempt by members of the German elite to unseat Adolf Hitler, and its endlessly complex consequences. In late 1937, the young lieutenant Oskar Langweil is recruited to this cause while attending a party at the lavish home of a baroness. A high-ranking officer in Germany's counter-intelligence agency, brings Oskar into the fold because of their mutual involvement in a patriotic youth league, and soon dispatches him to Washington, D.C. on a perilous mission. Despite his best efforts, Oskar is compromised, and must immediately find a way to sneak back into Germany unnoticed. A childhood friend introduces him to Lena, a fellow expat and Socialist, and they hatch a plan to have Oskar pose as her husband as they cross the Atlantic on a cruise ship filled with Nazis and fellow travelers. But bad luck follows them at every turn, and they find themselves messily entangled with the son of a U.S. Senator, a White Russian princess, a disgraced journalist, an aging brigadier, and a gay SS officer as the novel races toward an explosive conclusion"--

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