Sommer 1943: Hitler muss weg! Das steht fr Fritz Kolbe fest. Als Mitarbeiter des Auswrtigen Amtes hat er Zugang zu streng geheimen Dokumenten, die er aus der Behrde schmuggelt. Eine Kurierfahrt in die Schweiz ermglicht ihm die Kontaktaufnahme zu den Amerikanern. Kolbe beginnt ein lebensgefhrliches Doppelleben. Er bergibt den Amerikanern hochbrisantes Material, darunter der genaue Lageplan der Wolfsschanze, Hitlers Hauptquartier, sowie wichtige Hinweise auf Spione und einen deutschen Geheimsender in Irland. Die Alliierten nutzen seine Informationen, aber Hitler bleibt an der Macht und der sinnlose Krieg geht weiter. Kolbe zweifelt mehr und mehr an seiner Mission, ?will aufgeben, doch Marlene, die Frau, die ihm alles bedeutet, ermutigt ihn zum Weitermachen. Bis es zu einem folgenschweren Unfall kommt Andreas Kollenders Sprache entwickelt eine unglaubliche Sogwirkung, augenblicklich ist man gefangen in seiner Geschichte von Widerstand und Liebe, von Mut und Zivilcourage....
|Title||:||Kolbe (Geschichte erleben mit Spannung)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||449 pages|
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Kolbe (Geschichte erleben mit Spannung) Reviews
This was a fascinating story based on a real person and real events. It was sometimes hard to remember that because of the courage and danger that the main character loved with every day. I finished it in 1 1/2 days. The only thing I would add is that the ending was fairly abrupt and left a couple of big questions in limbo.
A great and important historical novel
If you are a student of history or simply enjoy historical novels you will love this book. It is an accurate depiction of the life of the most important spy of WWII for the fledging American OSS (predecessor to the CIA). It also offers interesting insights into the minds of two of the most important American intelligence operators in US history: Allen Dulles and William Priest. The English translation leaves the reader with a few notable grammatical quandari ...more
An OK, WW2 espionage tale that became a little too circular of a story in the last third of the book. I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the book about Berlin, the Foreign Office and Bern. Maybe the relationship with Marlene was too much of a stretch for me.
I liked this book but did not love it, I am not sure if the translation has to take some responsibility for this, but the writing style did seem a bit odd at times.
I found it rather difficult to like Fritz Kolbe, if all the deeds he did are indeed all based on fact then he undoubtedly was a brave man and deserves recognition for this.
Brilliant book! It's not often I am so enamoured by a book but this absolutely deserves it. It is also the first Kindle First book I have enjoyed.
Based On a real person, Fritz Kolbe is The Honest Spy. Written from the perspective of a German official it gave me a whole new view of Nazi Germany and an insight into what ordinary German citizens went through during 6 years as well has how fanatical the party faithful were. For someone who did so much it is amazing I'd never heard of him. By coincid ...more
This was very well written, I went through such a varied range of emotions reading it. You really have to admire someone who not only stays true to their beliefs under such extraordinary circumstances but also puts themselves at risk for the greater good. The story, which is based upon the real life hero Fritz Kolbe, utterly captivated me. A great read.
Interesting and important read. We and future generations should NEVER be allowed to forget what happened in the Great Wars.
The book was well written, although I found the switching between the two timelines confusing at times.
Enjoyed it very much. Good tension leading to a surprise twist at the end. Glad it was based on a true story of an uncommon hero.
If you like WWII drama, this is a book you can't put down. Who doesn't like a wartime love story .