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The Ratline

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The Ratline by Philippe Sands
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Feb 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780525520962

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“Gripping … fascinating and important, told in vivid detail … fiercely inquiring … suspenseful … extraordinary.”–The New York Times Book Review

“Fascinating and haunting, a disquieting book that raises more questions than Sands could possibly answer … a book that should be read and pondered again and again.”–BookPage

“Part detective story and part love story … Sands’s ability to tease out Horst’s emotional, and often contradictory, views of his father as an indicted war criminal is fascinating … he unlocks here a series of provocative questions about culpability, collective guilt, and the advancement of international law.”–LA Review of Books

“Solemn, graceful, and powerful … rich, compulsively readable … a far-reaching whodunit into a mysterious death, where even the dead ends are engaging; a wartime love story between a high-ranking SS official and his ambitious wife (and a subtly corrosive portrait of their bewildering and criminal delusions as they enjoy their gilded life); a story of a son who desperately struggles in spite of condemning evidence ‘to find the good things’ in his deeply flawed parents; an infuriating spotlight on cynically pragmatic ties between American spymasters, the Vatican, and Nazi war criminals; and, in a revelation that blindsides the reader, a resourceful probing into buried familial ties … Sands is a reliable narrator–gracious, wise, and intrepid … a remarkable chronicle.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Extraordinary … fast-paced … with enough twists and turns to keep the reader grimly absorbed, The Ratline is an electrifying true crime.”–Evening Standard

“A gripping adventure, an astounding journey of discovery, and a terrifying and timely portrait of evil in all its complexity, banality, self-justification, and madness. A stunning achievement.”–Stephen Fry

“Poignant … shocking … estraordinarily moving.”–Daily Express

“Breathtaking, gripping, and ultimately, shattering. Philippe Sands has done the unimaginable: look a butcher in the eye and tell his story without flinching.”–Elif Shafak

“A burningly necessary book. Sands makes a gently unsparing dissection of deception, love, delusion, and ineradicable evil. Elegant, painstaking, passionate, and quietly enraging.”–A.L. Kennedy

“A triumph of research and brilliant storytelling.”–Antony Beevor

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