Triumph of the Soul

Triumph of the Soul

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by Michael R. Joens
     
 

Billy Hochreiter, as American as apple pie, doesn't take life or faith too seriously until the day his plane is shot down in a French forest. Here he encounters Colette, an intriguing woman whose influence on him is far reaching and profound. Roll Schiller, decorated hero of the Reich, believes his heart died the day Katharina was killed. But the worst is yet ahead… See more details below

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Billy Hochreiter, as American as apple pie, doesn't take life or faith too seriously until the day his plane is shot down in a French forest. Here he encounters Colette, an intriguing woman whose influence on him is far reaching and profound. Roll Schiller, decorated hero of the Reich, believes his heart died the day Katharina was killed. But the worst is yet ahead for the German soldier as he encounters disillusionment and bitter betrayal.

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Library Journal
In the aerial arena of World War II, American Billy Hochreiter and German Rolf Schiller clash briefly as Rolf sends Billy's fighter crashing, forcing Billy to eject. The two don't meet again in combat until later, but their journeys toward God run parallel; both lose the women they love and begin to question their roles in the deadly dance of war. Joens (The Dawn of Mercy) clearly depicts the separation of body and soul as pilots from both sides dehumanize each other in order to kill. Rolf's realization of Germany's decay and his own personal fall resonates, while the superficial attitude of the Americans rings false. For historical fiction collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800757021
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.02(d)

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