The Bohemians by Norman Ohler audiobook

The Bohemians: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis

By Norman Ohler
Translated by Tim Moore  and Marshall Yarbrough
Read by Peter Ganim

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Audio 9781328566300
11.85 Hours Unabridged
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed, the incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin. Summertime, 1935. On a lake near Berlin, a young man is out sailing when he glimpses a woman reclining in the prow of a passing boat. Their eyes meet—and one of history’s greatest conspiracies is born. Harro Schulze-Boysen already had shed blood in the fight against Nazism by the time he and Libertas Haas-Heye began their whirlwind romance. She joined the cause, and soon the two lovers were leading a network of antifascist fighters that stretched across Berlin’s bohemian underworld. Harro himself infiltrated German intelligence and began funneling Nazi battle plans to the Allies, including the details of Hitler’s surprise attack on the Soviet Union. But nothing could prepare Harro and Libertas for the betrayals they would suffer in this war of secrets—a struggle in which friend could be indistinguishable from foe. Drawing on unpublished diaries, letters, and Gestapo files, Norman Ohler here presents an unforgettable account of love, heroism, and sacrifice.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A New York Times Pick of the Week

From the New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed, the incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin.

Summertime, 1935. On a lake near Berlin, a young man is out sailing when he glimpses a woman reclining in the prow of a passing boat. Their eyes meet—and one of history’s greatest conspiracies is born.

Harro Schulze-Boysen already had shed blood in the fight against Nazism by the time he and Libertas Haas-Heye began their whirlwind romance. She joined the cause, and soon the two lovers were leading a network of antifascist fighters that stretched across Berlin’s bohemian underworld. Harro himself infiltrated German intelligence and began funneling Nazi battle plans to the Allies, including the details of Hitler’s surprise attack on the Soviet Union. But nothing could prepare Harro and Libertas for the betrayals they would suffer in this war of secrets—a struggle in which friend could be indistinguishable from foe.

Drawing on unpublished diaries, letters, and Gestapo files, Norman Ohler here presents an unforgettable account of love, heroism, and sacrifice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An unforgettable portrait of two young lovers and…a fascinating glimpse of life in Nazi Germany.” Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author
“Told in the present tense, the narrative conveys a sense of immediacy and encroaching terror…Ohler capably recounts the intrepid activities, alliances, and betrayals that led to sweeping arrests and executions. Sharply drawn characters enliven a tragic history.” Kirkus Reviews
“Each chapter leaves readers wanting more and rooting for the ill-fated group. Harro is a particularly heroic and strongly idealistic figure, who, along with Arvid Harnack, actively and with some success thwarted some of the regime’s attempts at indoctrination…Ohler’s gifts as a writer shine.”  Library Journal
“This deeply researched and stylishly written account unearths an appealing yet overlooked chapter in WWII history. Espionage enthusiasts will be riveted.”  Publishers Weekly
“This meticulous history, about a pair of young German resisters, reads like a thriller.” New York Times Book Review
The Bohemians is an astonishing story of the anti-Nazi resistance.” Antony Beevor, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Norman Ohler

Author Bio: Norman Ohler

Norman Ohler is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Blitzed, as well as the novels Die Quotenmaschine (the world’s first hypertext novel), Mitte, and Stadt des Goldes, translated into English as Ponte City. He was cowriter of the script for Wim Wenders’s film Palermo Shooting.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English