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Author: Robert Harris
It is twenty years after Nazi Germany's triumphant victory in World War II and the entire country is preparing for the grand celebration of the Fuhrer's seventy-fifth birthday, as well as the imminent peacemaking visit from President Kennedy. Meanwhile, Berlin Detective Xavier March -- a disillusioned but talented investigation of a corpse washe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061006623
ISBN-10: 0061006629
Publication Date: 5/15/1993
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 87 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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What would things be like if Hitler had won WWII? It's 1964 and the President is Kennedy ... not JFK but his father, Joe!! An interesting turn of events ... what if Hitler had won?? Couldn't put the book down.
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Absorbing, chilling alternative history... What would life be like had Nazi Germany won World War II? Robert Harris explores this question in this wonderful combination of alternative history and murder mystery, as a police officer in 1964 Berlin dominated by an aging Hitler pieces together clues linking the recent murder of one man with a terrible wartime secret - one involving the deaths of millions...
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent WWII spy thriller alternate history.
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Fun, exciting and a fast read.
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this book is absorbing and frightening.
it is twenty years after nazi germany's triumphant victory in ww2.
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The year is 1964. Hitler is alive and well and Jospeh Kennedy is President of the US. Read by Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes. Who could ask for more??
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One of the better alternate history novels out there. Well researched and well written, Robert Harris did a fantastic job conveying his story and point across. This needs a big budget movie adaptation!
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Decent plot, but unremarkable book. Nothing shocking about it, if you're even remotely fimilar with the Nazis.

The last fourty pages or so were great. Again, nothing shocking. I'm usually one who won't finish a book if I'm not enjoying the book a lot, but I'm glad I finished this one.
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Great alternative history premising Hitler winning.

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