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Jan Karski’s Story of a Secret State
Jan Karski’s wartime memoir and account of Nazi atrocities is a reading experience as exciting as it is horrifying
Read the full article at Czech Position
Photo - Jan Karski dictating to his secretary in his office in Washington, D.C. in 1944

Jan Karski’s Story of a Secret State

Jan Karski’s wartime memoir and account of Nazi atrocities is a reading experience as exciting as it is horrifying

Read the full article at Czech Position

Photo - Jan Karski dictating to his secretary in his office in Washington, D.C. in 1944

Literary roundup: Polish vampires, Russian apartment sellers and German inadequates (take your pick)
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Literary roundup: Polish vampires, Russian apartment sellers and German inadequates (take your pick)

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Prague Fatale is the eighth book by Philip Kerr that follows hard-nosed Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther as he navigates his way between the world of everyday street murders and the much more menacing variety of killing ordered in Germany’s corridors of power. Trying to remain a decent cop and decent person working under the Nazis takes its toll on Gunther, and he often wonders if he can pull it off. “But mostly I just blamed myself for thinking it was even possible to behave like a real detective in a world that was owned and run by criminals,” he thinks to himself at one moment.
Read the whole review at Czech Position

Prague Fatale is the eighth book by Philip Kerr that follows hard-nosed Berlin homicide detective Bernie Gunther as he navigates his way between the world of everyday street murders and the much more menacing variety of killing ordered in Germany’s corridors of power. Trying to remain a decent cop and decent person working under the Nazis takes its toll on Gunther, and he often wonders if he can pull it off. “But mostly I just blamed myself for thinking it was even possible to behave like a real detective in a world that was owned and run by criminals,” he thinks to himself at one moment.

Read the whole review at Czech Position