The Good German

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Macmillan, Oct 31, 2006 - Fiction - 482 pages
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The bestselling author of Los Alamos and Alibi returns to 1945. Hitler has been defeated and Berlin is divided into zones of occupation. Jake Geismar, an American correspondent who spent time in the city before the war, has returned to write about the Allied triumph while pursuing a more personal quest: his search for Lena, the married woman he left behind. The Good German is a story of espionage, love, and murder, an extraordinary re-creation of a city devastated by war, and a thriller that asks the most profound ethical questions in its exploration of the nature of justice and what we mean by good and evil in times of peace and of war.

 

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User Review  - passion4reading - LibraryThing

Two months after the end of the Second World War in Europe, Jake Geismar arrives in Berlin, a correspondent attached to the American army. He's been sent to report on the Potsdam Conference, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jimgysin - LibraryThing

Kanon can just flat out write. It's that simple. But for better or worse, I put off reading this one after being severely disappointed by the movie version. Bad mistake on my part, and I've finally ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
26
Section 3
57
Section 4
74
Section 5
100
Section 6
117
Section 7
136
Section 8
158
Section 14
310
Section 15
329
Section 16
363
Section 17
373
Section 18
402
Section 19
429
Section 20
453
Section 21
476

Section 9
184
Section 10
207
Section 11
232
Section 12
260
Section 13
294
Section 22
485
Section 23
492
Section 24
493
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About the author (2006)

Joseph Kanon is the author of four novels, including Alibi. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City.

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