An Honorable German

An Honorable German

Book - 2009
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In the tradition ofDas BootandThe Hunt for Red Octobercomes a sweeping debut saga of World War II, featuring a heroic and conflicted German U-Boat commander. When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the seemingly unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe , Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancée. But as the war progresses, the life he envisioned for them grows ever more distant. Because of his exemplary conduct in the early years of the war, Max is given command of a U-Boat and comes face to face with the terrible reality of warfare in the North Atlantic . On the home front, life has become increasingly dangerous and desperate. As the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin to infiltrate Max's crew and turn their terror on Germany 's own armed forces. Recognizing what his nation has become, Max and is forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty to the Reich.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446538985
0446538981
Branch Call Number: MCCAIN C
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 24 cm.

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Sep 02, 2010

A very good book that I breezed through. If you like WWII, historical, military or naval fiction then this book you'll love. Certainly it isn't high art and the secondary characters aren't really flushed out but that's the only negatives. Really neat portrayal of what it was like in Germany when the tide of WWII changed. The book also did a good job of providing diverse settings (it doesn't all take place on a U-boat) and includes drama on a battleship, in Berlin, on other boats and even in a POW camp in the states. Lots of action and the central character is very sympathetic.

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