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Author: Laurent Binet
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Binet
ISBN: 9780099555643 0099555646
OCLC Number: 815363468
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2012.
Awards: Winner of Publishers Publicity Circle: Hardback Fiction Award 2013 (UK)
Short-listed for IBW Book Award 2013 (UK)
Short-listed for Oxford Wiedenfeld Translation Prize 2013 (UK)
Short-listed for Bookseller Industry Awards: Publicity Campaign of the Year 2013 (UK)
Short-listed for national Book Critics Circle Fiction Award 2013 (United States)
Long-listed for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013 (UK)
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Laurent Binet.

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This is Operation Anthropoid, Prague, 1942: two Czechoslovakian parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - chief of the Nazi secret services, 'the hangman of  Read more...

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"Vividly recreates the assassination of Heydrich and its consequences" -- John Le Carre * Telegraph * "Laurent Binet's HHhH is hard to categorise. All is can say is that it has the same Read more...

 
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