The Resource Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon

Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon

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Leaving Berlin : a novel
Title
Leaving Berlin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Kanon
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Language
eng
Summary
Caught in the McCarthy anti-Communist investigations because of his prewar politics, a young Jewish writer who fled the Nazis to America makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA to work as a spy in a decimated Berlin
Summary
Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins. 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 deal with the 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.
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10402630
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BT
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Kanon, Joseph
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Cold War
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon
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  • sheet
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  • nb
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781476704647
Lccn
2014046308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map on endpapers (some color)
Label
Leaving Berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 371 pages
Isbn
9781476704647
Lccn
2014046308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map on endpapers (some color)

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