The Resource The alphabet house, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein, (large print)

The alphabet house, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein, (large print)

Label
The alphabet house
Title
The alphabet house
Statement of responsibility
Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front. In a moment of desperation, they throw two patients off the train and take their places, hoping they can escape later. But their act is too convincing and they end up in the Alphabet House, a mental hospital located far behind enemy lines, where German doctors subject their patients to daily rounds of shock treatments and experimental drugs. The pilots' only hope of survival is to fake insanity until the war ends, but their friendship and courage are put to the ultimate test when James and Bryan realize they aren't the only ones in the Alphabet House feigning madness
Member of
Summary
Germany, World War II. Two English pilots are shot down and crash land behind enemy lines. The area swarming with German troops, they have only minutes to crawl from the wreckage and make their escape. Boarding a train reserved for wounded SS men on the way home from the eastern front, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings and pose as German soldiers, hiding for days in soiled, bloody beds, feigning unconsciousness. But their act is too convincing and they find find themselves being transferred to Alphabet House, a mental hospital for those damaged by war. How will they escape? And for how long can you simulate insanity without going crazy for real?
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395781
Cataloging source
DLC
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Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Dewey number
839.813/74
Index
no index present
Language note
  • Translation of: Alfabethuset
  • Translated from the Danish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schein, Steve
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air pilots
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Nazis
  • Undercover operations
  • Deception
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Enemies
  • Survival
  • Dresden (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
The alphabet house, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes appendixes (pages 795-802)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
805 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478627
Lccn
2014049315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The alphabet house, Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Steve Schein, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes appendixes (pages 795-802)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
805 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478627
Lccn
2014049315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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