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The Arms Maker of Berlin

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    One of those OLD Style reach and grab you spy/war/thriller/morality stories!

    Well this is one of those books that I read in about 2-3 days over the busy Holidays! It kept me rivitted to my seat and the pages just flew by! It touches on many of my favorite genres- WW2 spys, the fall of the wall, Stasi, Gestapo, how honest Germans survived in horrific regimes, as well the great descriptions of the sitws in Germany and Switzerland! Having been to teh Europeam locations of the story, it was very very easy to follow the visual images. But I think it would be if you had never left the USA as well!
    This book has 4 differednt lines going on at one time and is well woven. And, it is believable! many thanks to the writer!
    Ta-ta!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

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    This should be must reading for ideologues

    WWII history professor Dr. Nat Turnbull specializes in the German resistance movement. He is shocked when he learns his former advisor octogenarian Dr. Gordon Wolfe was arrested by Pennsylvania police for possessing stolen archival information from the 1940s.

    Nat sees some of the findings and realizes what Gordon had squirreled away is incredible as none of the documents can be found elsewhere as far he knows. However, he also finds a gap in what the police took and assumes Gordon, for whatever reason, hid part of the cache of data. When Gordon is found dead in his cell, the FBI asks Nat to investigate Gordon's strange clues. As he begins to uncover the secrets of the White Rose Resistance buried for decades, Berlin's Free University Professor Berta Heinkel offers to help him. He soon distrusts everyone including the German visitor and the FBI as the evidence point towards a cover-up to protect a German weapons manufacturer, Bauer, who apparently hid his WW II activity so that he could keep his Jewish family members from the camps.

    This should be must reading for ideologues as family motives easily supersede everything is this poignant clearly timely and profound thriller. Although Turnbull is the superstar of the tale from the opening shocker to the final denouement with five survivors at his side, Bauer owns the story line then and now. He did what he had to for his beloved ones to survive war and the Final Solution; choices are not simple Bushian for or against as the Neocons proclaim and Congressman Tim Ryan has recently affirmed, but instead complex and complicated as Bauer made choices that has haunted him in life and will do so until he dies.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2010

    WOW

    Great book. Attended his recent book signing and discusion at the Poisen Pen book store in Scottsdale. Mr Fesperman has a lot to teach us. Strongly recommend all his books

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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