Saints and Villains

Saints and Villains

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A gripping fictional recreation of the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler, moves from Berlin to New York City, encompassing shattering historical events, clandestine meetings, perilous missions abroad, and eventual death.

Norton Pub
What is the price of acting morally in a time of great evil, when sin and necessity seem twinned? Saints and Villains is a strikingly resonant novel that dramatizes this painful dilemma through the fictional re-creation of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This emblematic figure risked his life--and finally lost it--through his participation in the failed plot to assassinate Hitler and topple the Nazi regime. In a gripping and sweeping narrative that moves from Berlin to London to New York City, encompassing shattering historical events, clandestine meetings, perilous missions abroad, and eventual imprisonments and death, Denise Giardina brings to life an instance of shining courage in the charnel house that was Europe in the Second World War. A novel that is bold in conception and utterly convincing in its powers of fictional re-creation--a literary event.
An astonishing historical novel in the tradition of Schindler's List--evoking powerfully the danger and heroism of the Nazi resistance.

Blackwell North Amer
What is the price of acting morally in a time of great evil, when sin and necessity seem twinned? Saints and Villains is a strikingly resonant novel that dramatizes this painful dilemma through the fictional re-creation of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This emblematic figure risked his life--and finally lost it--through his participation in the failed plot to assassinate Hitler and topple the Nazi regime. In a gripping and sweeping narrative that moves from Berlin to London to New York City, encompassing shattering historical events, clandestine meetings, perilous missions abroad, and eventual imprisonments and death, Denise Giardina brings to life an instance of shining courage in the charnel house that was Europe in the Second World War. A novel that is bold in conception and utterly convincing in its powers of fictional re-creation--a literary event.

Baker
& Taylor

A fictional recreation of the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler, moves from Berlin to New York City, encompassing shattering historical events, clandestine meetings, perilous missions abroad, and eventual death

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393045710
0393045714
Characteristics: 487 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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