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The Resource Leaving Berlin, Joseph Kanon

Leaving Berlin, Joseph Kanon

Label
Leaving Berlin
Title
Leaving Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Kanon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. 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 desperate bargain with the fledgling 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. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? Betrayal? Survival? Murder?
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Kanon, Joseph
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Spies
Target audience
adult
Label
Leaving Berlin, Joseph Kanon
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Copyright
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
41748554
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
563 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475077
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41748554
  • (Sirsi) 41748554
Label
Leaving Berlin, Joseph Kanon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
41748554
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
563 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475077
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 41748554
  • (Sirsi) 41748554

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