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Munich: A novel | Robert Harris
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From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September, 1938. Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Guy flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Rikard travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course. And once again, Robert Harris gives us actual events of historical importance--here are Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier--at the heart of an electrifying, un-put-downable novel.
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Andrew65
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Some of my favourite fiction set in #Germany
#LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good 📚 🇩🇪 3mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Some great books. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇩🇪 3mo
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Andrew65
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Loved this book, which really caught the atmosphere around the possible outbreak of war in September 1938. This showed how close it was to war, & how badly prepared for war at this stage the U.K. was. You wonder how things will have turned out if this had happened, Hitler went on record in 1945 saying they should have gone to war in 1938. You have to make your own judgement as to whether this was great leadership from Chamberlain or bad!

Andrew65 Recommended. 3mo
IvoryLunatic I saw this at goodwill and now I wish I would‘ve picked it up. 3mo
Andrew65 @IvoryLunatic He does write some good books, enjoyed all that I have read by him. Hopefully you‘ll come across it again. 3mo
Crazeedi This one has been on my tbr stack, I've loved the Harris books I've read so far. Sounds like another good one 3mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Think he‘d be one of my favourite authors. 3mo
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Andrew65
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Starting Munich by Robert Harris. Love Robert Harris books, always great reads!
This one takes place in September 1938 covering events that almost led to the start of WWII. Not know too much about these events so keen to develop my knowledge.

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ladyonequestion
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As other reviewers have pointed out, it has a slow start and I sometimes found myself frustrated that all the action is driven by Oxbridge males writing endless memos. It's a bit jarring reading about historical figures at times. The story of how a British diplomat and a Nazi who are trying to prevent Chamberlain from signing the Munich treaty so that Britain can avoid war does pick up the pace; and its not a bad thriller.

Birdsong28 Have you read 10mo
ladyonequestion @Birdsong28 Yes, a while ago but I really enjoyed it. Love revisionist history. I've also read Enigma and his account of the Hitler Diaries scandal. 10mo
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Bookboss
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I expected this book to be a historical thriller, but I found it to be less a thriller than a study of the Munich Conference. Harris seems particularly interested in exploring the character and motivations of Neville Chamberlain. The book made me want to read more nonfiction, historical accounts of the conference. This is an enjoyable book, but it Is more a character study than a page-turning thriller.

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nozpow
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This is a spy book set against the "peace in our time" munich conference. The spy plot is ok, no big twist ala Conclave or The Ghost, but for me the fascinating thing is the feeling of being there. A thrilling snapshot in time to a era when Chamberlain wasnt branded as a cowardly appeaser. Harris it would appear has a grudging admiration for a man out of his time making the best of a bad job and giving us an extra year to prepare for the conflict.

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Decalino
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I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but this was a fascinating account of Neville Chamberlain's efforts to avoid war at all costs as Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia in 1938. It was remarkably suspenseful, especially since the outcome is never in doubt.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. 1y
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nozpow
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One of Harris's strengths is showing how modern day thinking and trends are in fact seen throughout history, from Cicero to Dreyfuss to Munich. Are we condemned to repeat history ad nauseum?

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nozpow
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Much like some other modern day political leaders?

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nozpow
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Fake news is nothing new obviously. 😮😢

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nozpow
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Totally describes a man's whole persona in one sentence. Very clever writing 🤔👍🏻

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nozpow
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Clever similie 😁👍🏻

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nozpow
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The pm in this paragraph is Neville Chamberlain immediatly prior to ww2.
Harris depicts the isolation of great responsibility with a simple paragraph. He sets the scene with the first few sentences and then slices to the heart of the matter with the last sentence. A little encapsulation of good writing.🤔👍🏻

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nozpow
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Legat (a junior in the Govt just prior to WW2) "This was the information on which government policy would be decided. One might say almost nothing else mattered in comparrison. Diplomacy, morality, law, obligation what did these weigh in the scales against military strength?

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nozpow
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The sort of reserved senior colleague he feared might one day unburden himself of confidences one would prefer not to hear

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Historical fiction at its best. It took place in a well known time in World War Two, the main characters interact with famous and infamous people. But it adds so much to the story and makes history even more engaging.

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ORenD
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1930s Munich agreement is the backdrop for two old friends to play some spy games defending their ideals. Character development - beautifully done for the lead. But the details on the German side of the story seemed lacking to me. I loved the restraint the author exercised when describing those high tension moments. Perfectly done. The book ends on the brink of war and the two friends are left with their decided paths for the war to come.

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ORenD
Munich: A novel | Robert Harris

Reading another WW2 based fiction while I clean my apartment. Cleaning made tolerable by a good audiobook. This is my first Robert Harris book and it‘s very well paced in the first half.

Jess7 Welcome! 1y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 1y
ORenD @Chelleo Thanks! :) 1y
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Happy1848
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Now has a new home

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Happy1848
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Great

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Happy1848
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Finished it! I haven't read anything for a while and now this book has got me back into reading

RaimeyGallant I give most of my books away too. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Here are direct links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos are helpful. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 2y
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vlwelser
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This was quite good. I really like this author. 💖📚

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vlwelser
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Well, isn't that alarming?

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CaitlinR
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Listening to the PBS News Hour interview with Robert Harris. This sounds like a great read.

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Miss_Kim
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Our library has a great idea for February- a blind date with a book! This was such fun to choose a surprise and to unwrap it! I haven‘t read Munich before and it‘s definitely not a Valentine‘s read but I‘m willing to give it a try 😊📖😊

UnidragonFrag I need to run to the library this weekend to see if they've set something like this up. They're always doing cool stuff like this! 2y
Miss_Kim @UnidragonFrag It was just like getting a Christmas present 🎁 2y
UnidragonFrag I can imagine! I love unwrapping stuff. Probably why I buy so many of those little keychains and such that are sealed and you don't know what you're going to get 😂 2y
Miss_Kim @UnidragonFrag 🎉🎁🎉🎁🎉 2y
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ssravp
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I‘ve been getting more and more into historical fiction the last year or so. This was extremely well executed. Parts of it felt like a well written history textbook.

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ClairesReads
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Another excellent novel of historical fiction from Robert Harris, the master. Let‘s be honest, it always interesting reading about Hitler and WWII. Harris‘s writing benefits from his excellent and detailed research. He‘s once again brought a moment in history alive. I loved it.

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ClairesReads
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Great quote- might open a lesson with this when I‘m teaching Nazi Germany this year... #historyteacher

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ClairesReads
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Being back at work is really impinging on my recreational reading. I‘m hoping to finish this fab read tonight so I can get onto my #indiebuddyread tomorrow!

Redheadrambles Weehee ! Good luck and bonus long weekend for reading 😀 2y
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles thank you! So excited for our weekend read!! 2y
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ClairesReads
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Oooo love that first quote

Texreader True 2y
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ClairesReads
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Last day of summer break so starting this to cheer me up. Dad always gets me the best Xmas presents 😊💯

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nozpow
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Contexy is 10 Downing 1938.
Lovely turn of phrase used here. Describes the sense of doom of the situation and simaultaneously conveys the lack of direction felt by the protagonists. 😮

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Dulcinella
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Excellent historical fiction book. Feels like you were there when the world was watching to see if peace would be kept. The meeting between the key players in WWII met for the last time in Munich 1938. Even though we now the outcome, the author manages to keep the tension. A recommendation for everyone who loves history, historical fiction or just a good book. Book 8//275 fifth book for #litsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia

drokka I love the way Robert Harris writes historical events in an accessible way. It's not over complicated, yet you come away knowing things you never knew you didn't know. 2y
Dulcinella @drokka I agree. I think he is an excellent writer. Read Conclave also some time ago and enjoyed it a lot. 2y
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Read.Em.And.Eat
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So I didn‘t manage to finish the book last night. I was out like a light before 2 am. Oh well. Maybe next time. I‘ve recorded my place in my notebook so hopefully I will get back to it!

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Read.Em.And.Eat
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I have to return this beauty of a book tomorrow. So while a snow storm paints the town white and fluffy, I‘m snuggling up with a coffee and doing some time travelling! Here‘s hoping I can finish it!

Tamra Perfect! 2y
Bklover I want some snow! It looks beautiful! 2y
Read.Em.And.Eat @Bklover it‘s beautiful until you have to go out in it! Haha 2y
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Read.Em.And.Eat
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Sleepy cat paws and a new book! Loving this WWII thriller so far!

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Eyejaybee
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Another great historical novel from Robert Harris. Well researched and well written. Another winner. Read my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33539583-munich. #munich #robertharris #historicalfiction #1938

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Eyejaybee
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I have been looking forward to reading this for a while now, and was delighted to find a signed copy. #robertharris #munich #historicalfiction #history #secondworldwar #appeasement

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