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The Resource We Germans : a novel, Alexander Starritt

We Germans : a novel, Alexander Starritt

Label
We Germans : a novel
Title
We Germans
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Starritt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the throes of the Second World War, young Meissner, a college student with dreams of becoming a scientist, is drafted into the German army and sent to the Eastern Front. But soon his regiment collapses in the face of the onslaught of the Red Army, hell-bent on revenge in its race to Berlin. Many decades later, now an old man reckoning with his past, Meissner pens a letter to his grandson explaining his actions, his guilt as a Nazi participator, and the difficulty of life after war. Found among his effects after his death, the letter is at once a thrilling story of adventure and a questing rumination on the moral ambiguity of war. In his years spent fighting the Russians and attempting afterward to survive the Gulag, Meissner recounts a life lived in perseverance and atonement. Wracked with shame--both for himself and for Germany--the grandfather explains his dark rationale, exults in the courage of others, and blurs the boundaries of right and wrong
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10921561
Cataloging source
MLSOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Starritt, Alexander
Dewey number
833.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandparent and child
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Veterans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Letters
  • History, Modern
Label
We Germans : a novel, Alexander Starritt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by John Murray Press, May 2020"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780316429801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1183871372
Label
We Germans : a novel, Alexander Starritt
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by John Murray Press, May 2020"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780316429801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1183871372

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