The Lady From Zagreb

The Lady From Zagreb

Large Print - 2015 | Large Print edition.
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A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, controlled by the Propaganda Minister -- close confidant of Hitler. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels. This time, the favor is personal.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Edition: Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410481016
1410481018
Branch Call Number: KERR
Characteristics: 659 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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empbee
Jan 20, 2018

An entertaining and informative novel. There are some details about war time ex-Yugoslavia including Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia; and "neutral" Switzerland . The cruelty of war is shocking. A good style that mixes fictional and true events and personalities keeps your attention. It is mixed with humour and sarcasm. Quite enjoyable.

This book is a bit more plodding than others in the series but it is a fascinating look into what was happening in Croatia and Bosnia during WWII with ethnic based massacres. I also appreciated the background on how Switzerland was able to preserve its neutrality during WWII, i had not appreciated the geographical advantage this country has against invasion.
The love story weaving the historical background is a bit trite, but overall a good read as usual.

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maipenrai
Dec 10, 2016

(The tenth book in the Bernie Gunther series)

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JILLYJELLY
Aug 04, 2016

I really liked this book. I've been to Berlin and a lot of the places Bernie traveled too so it made the always-interesting historical time frame even more fascinating. First Bernie book I've read of the series, but I will definitely be reading more.

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FlingingPasta
Aug 15, 2015

This was my first crack at the Bernie Gunther series. The story itself was mildly interesting. It is certainly filled with heady insights on the evil of man. Overall, I found it less compelling due to the fact that it continuously moved on to different settings making it feel like a travelogue. While the protagonist was wise-cracking and flawed, he didn't make me want to read another in the series.

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gogo12127
Jul 19, 2015

This is the tenth book in the Bernie Gunther series, all of which I have read. I think the tenth is his best.

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KBesserman
May 11, 2015

The Bernie Gunther series really takes you to WWII and is highlighted with a lot of history.

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