GERMANICA, UBER ALLES
Deep in the heart of Europe's Alps in the redoubt called Germanica, Nazi propaganda master Josef Goebbels and a battalion of Nazi zealots hold out against a frantic final Allied push to end World War II. Read more...
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GERMANICA, UBER ALLES
Deep in the heart of Europe's Alps in the redoubt called Germanica, Nazi propaganda master Josef Goebbels and a battalion of Nazi zealots hold out against a frantic final Allied push to end World War II. With Churchill losing his election, De Gaulle consolidating his rule over a newly liberated France, and Stalin asserting his own nefarious land-grab in Eastern Germany, only America, led by its untried new president Harry Truman, remains to face the toughest of Nazi warriors as they hunker down for a bitter fight to the last man.
Goebbels knows that if he can hold out just a bit longer, the war weary of the Western nations will back away from unconditional surrender for Germany, and he and his zealots can remain in power never to answer for their war crimes, and able to prepare for the moment when their hateful Nazi ideology is ready once again to rise from its alpine grave and strike at the heart of humanity
But there are Americans and a few stalwart Europeans just as determined to put a final stake in the Nazi heart. It is now up to heroes in the making such as newly minted O.S.S. operative Ernie Janek, commando Captain Scott Tanner, and formerly enslaved Czech "Jew" Lena Bobek, to bring down the dark Nazi menace growing like a cancer in the mountainous heart of the continent.
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Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Alternate historian Conroy (Liberty: 1784) delivers a new and intriguing novel that takes the final days of the Third Reich as its jumping-off point. Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister for Hitler’s declining empire, goes into hiding in an Alpine redoubt to wait out the last attempt by the Allies to end the war, hoping to establish the new Nazi state of Germanica. A stalwart trio of Allies—American soldier Scott Tanner, Czech escapee Lena Bobekova, and OSS officer Ernie Janek—try to stamp out this continuation of the regime. Conroy captures the intricacies of WWII with an eye for historical nuance, and he crafts a believable alternate ending to the war. But his heroes and villains can be one-dimensional, which sometimes makes it difficult to differentiate among the various characters, and the narrative points of view are not always clearly delineated. An improbable late development involving a group of Holocaust survivors may also raise some eyebrows. In spite of these drawbacks, the story is buoyed by Conroy’s effective snapshot of the era. Agent: Eleanor Wood, Spectrum Literary. (Sept.)