Fatherland: 20th Anniversary Edition by Robert HarrisFatherland: 20th Anniversary Edition by Robert Harris

Fatherland: 20th Anniversary Edition

byRobert Harris

Paperback | May 7, 2012

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The New York Times bestselling classic of alternate history, a murder mystery set in a world where the Nazis won World War II—for fans of The Plot Against America and The Man in the High Castle

Berlin, 1964. The Greater German Reich stretches from the Rhine to the Urals, and keeps an uneasy peace with its nuclear rival, the United States. As the Fatherland prepares for a grand celebration honoring Adolf Hitler’s seventy-fifth birthday and anticipates a conciliatory visit from U.S. president Joseph Kennedy and ambassador Charles Lindbergh, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin’s most prestigious suburb.

But when Xavier March discovers the identity of the body, he also uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with the American journalist Charlotte Maguire, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth—a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

Praise for Fatherland

“A singular achievement displaying original and carefully wrought suspense . . . Fatherland easily transcends convention.”The Washington Post

“A solid thriller, vividly imagined and genuinely frightening.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Ingenious . . . a triumph . . . suspenseful and elegant.”San Francisco Chronicle

“A dazzler . . . fast-paced . . . Historical fact is blended skillfully with fiction.”Detroit Free Press

“Absorbing . . . expertly written.”The New York Times Book Review

“Truly captivating.”—Robert Ludlum

“A strong premise for a police thriller with rich foreign atmosphere and political texture galore? Absolutely!”Entertainment Weekly

“A sly and scary page-turner.”Los Angeles Times

“A well-plotted, well-written detective tale and a fascinating trek through parallel history.”Chicago Tribune

Fatherland works on all levels. It’s a triumph.”The Washington Times

“Distinguished by vivid details based on impeccable research, the thriller is a crackling-good read in the le Carré tradition.”Time

“Wonderful.”Newsday

“A gripping detective story as well as a chilling visit to the Germany that might have been. It is so plausibly written it seems quite real. Robert Harris is a name to watch for.”BookPage
Robert Harris is the author of eleven novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost Writer, Conspirata, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, Dictator, and Conclave. Several of his books have been adapted to film, most recently The Ghost Writer. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in...
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Title:Fatherland: 20th Anniversary EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.3 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099571579

ISBN - 13:9780099571575

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read!! This is an amazing novel, it provided a really interesting view point on a different world. I would highly recommend it to all.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Different World Read this book when it first came out. A frightening alternative history where the most horrible group of human beings (and i use the term loosely) take over. The book gives one something to think about. that this should never be allowed to happen again.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! This is a fabulous tale about post-WWII German, and the world, if Hitler had gotten away with it. So intense and interesting. Read it, talk with your friends and read it again.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! This book really grabs your attention, invokes your curiosity, and is thought provoking.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fatherland This book could of been interesting and it was okay, but not nearly as gripping as it could have been.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Waste Your Time This book contains absolutely nothing that hasn't been universally known for over 7 decades. It's a "60's James Bond" plot written in a Hardy Boys style, with a few naughty words thrown in. It is not credible, highly simplistic and has many contrived twists that are totally unrealistic in that kind of environment. Far too many people knew of the 'Final Solution' and far too many documents existed for this event to be 'erased' from history. Definitely not John Le Carré.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vaterland Good, well written and well researched WW2 alternative history fantasy thriller. Begins a bit slowly as the plot is laid out, but picks up as it moves along, with engaging characters and good plot twists.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Orwellian Historical Epic - Bone Chillingly Real A fascinating and disturbing alternate history - what if Hitler and the Nazis won World War II? Robert Harris' attention to detail, and all the subtle nuances of what likely could have been Nazi Europa in the year 1964, are very plausible. Great characterizations and a complex, sophisticated plot make for a riveting novel. Fans of Orwell's 1984 are bound to appreciate this novel. I learned a great deal about Nazism and the handling of law and order in that regime from this book - you find yourself wanting to learn more about this dark, infamous period of the 1930s and 40s to deconstruct Harris' plot, and he leaves you with plenty of surprises when you do.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fatherland Very good read.enjoyable fiction with a little truth
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fatherland What an exciting and well told story. I read it when it was first published and thought it was excellent, my opinion hasn't changed.
Date published: 2013-11-22

Editorial Reviews

“A singular achievement displaying original and carefully wrought suspense . . . Fatherland easily transcends convention.”—The Washington Post    “A solid thriller, vividly imagined and genuinely frightening.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   “Ingenious . . . a triumph . . . suspenseful and elegant.”—San Francisco Chronicle   “A dazzler . . . fast-paced . . . Historical fact is blended skillfully with fiction.”—Detroit Free Press    “Absorbing . . . expertly written.”—The New York Times Book Review   “Truly captivating.”—Robert Ludlum   “A strong premise for a police thriller with rich foreign atmosphere and political texture galore? Absolutely!”—Entertainment Weekly   “A sly and scary page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times   “A well-plotted, well-written detective tale and a fascinating trek through parallel history.”—Chicago Tribune   “Fatherland works on all levels. It’s a triumph.”—The Washington Times   “Distinguished by vivid details based on impeccable research, the thriller is a crackling-good read in the le Carré tradition.”—Time   “Wonderful.”—Newsday   “A gripping detective story as well as a chilling visit to the Germany that might have been. It is so plausibly written it seems quite real. Robert Harris is a name to watch for.”—BookPage“A writer who handles suspense like a literary Alfred Hitchcock.”—Nelson Mandela “Robert Harris has recreated the whole structure of a totally corrupt society in a way that makes the flesh creep.”—John Mortimer “Power and chilling . . . convincing in every detail.”—Martha Gellhorn “Gripping in the way John Buchan, Len Deighton and John LeCarré are. The writing is superb.”—Woodrow Wyatt