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Leaving Berlin : a novel

Author: Joseph Kanon
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Large Print Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016. ©2015
Series: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Even culture has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction
Suspense fiction
Spy stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Kanon
ISBN: 9781594139321 1594139326
OCLC Number: 930257348
Notes: Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2015.
Description: 561 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Responsibility: Joseph Kanon.

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Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Even culture has become a battleground, with German intellectuals being lured back from exile to add credibility to the competing sectors. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment -- to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? Betrayal? Survival? Murder?

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