HHhH: âHimmlers Hirn heisst Heydrichâ, or âHimmlerâs brain is called Heydrichâ. The most dangerous man in Hitlerâs cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the âButcher of Prague.â He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructibleâuntil two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service, killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of History.
Who were these men, arguably two of the most discreet heroes of the twentieth century? In Laurent Binetâs captivating debut novel, we follow Jozef GabÄik and Jan KubiÅ¡ from their dramatic escape of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to England; from their recruitment to their harrowing parachute drop into a war zone, from their stealth attack on Heydrichâs car to their own brutal death in the basement of a Prague church.
A seemingly effortlessly blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binetâs remarkable imagination, HHhHâan international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Romanâis a work at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing, a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the nature of writing and the debt we owe to history.
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