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
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This book was so engrossing that I read it in one night and didn't realize it was a true story until the very end. I loved the characters and the story, and how the author provided good historical context throughout the events of the book. One thing I greatly appreciated about The Honest Spy is how it explores the moral ambiguity in times of great suffering. It makes you think - what would I have done if I were put in the ...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.
The Honest Spy was an Amazon recommendation that I am glad I snatched up. It is the fictionalized account of Fritz Kolbe, a German foreign office employee during WW II. Kolbe was stationed in S. Africa when hostilities in Europe broke out. He was opposed to the Nazi regime and their fanaticism when he was called back to the Fatherland. Even though he refuses to join the party, Kolbe's new position exposes him to high-level correspondence from the Nazi high command. He approaches the British with ...more
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 .
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
Doing what is right regardless of the outcome
The incredible story of Fritz Kolbes espionage during WWII as a foreign diplomat within the German Government. He paid s terrible price for his acts of courage
Fact Can Be Better Than Fiction, But Fiction Can Improve Fact
This novel does a fine job of weaving an interesting fictional narrative around the real life and accomplishments of Fritz Kolbe. After initially wanting to match the story to reality, I finally let myself become engrossed in a very well told story. Even though I knew some of what had to occur by the end, the telling kept me wondering if it would ultimately stray to far. The story kept me reading even when I was too tired to continue.
Great story it kept my attention. I liked the main character staying true to his beliefs and not cave in and join the nazi party. I hat d marleen left in the end.
These stories need to me told. What goes on in between the lines is what the story is about Very well wrote.