The Resource Leaving berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource)

Leaving berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource)

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Leaving berlin : a novel
Title
Leaving berlin
Title remainder
a novel
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Joseph Kanon
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eng
Summary
The acclaimed author of The Good German deftly captures the ambience of postwar East Berlin in his thought-provoking, pulse-pounding New York Times bestseller-a sweeping spy thriller about a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation. 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? At betrayal? Survival? Murder? Joseph Kanon's compelling thriller is a love story that brilliantly brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life
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Kanon, Joseph
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Read by Corey Brill
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  • Brill, Corey
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  • Jewish authors
  • Jews
  • Berlin (Germany)
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Leaving berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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9781442370005
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12464555
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Leaving berlin : a novel, Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 38 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781442370005
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT12464555
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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12464555
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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