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All That I Am - Anna Funder
All That I Am
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All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places. When eighteen-year-old Ruth Becker visits her cousin Dora in Munich in 1923, she meets the love... show more
All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places. When eighteen-year-old Ruth Becker visits her cousin Dora in Munich in 1923, she meets the love of her life, the dashing young journalist Hans Wesemann, and eagerly joins in the heady activities of the militant political Left in Germany. Ten years later, Ruth and Hans are married and living in Weimar Berlin when Hitler is elected chancellor of Germany. Together with Dora and her lover, Ernst Toller, the celebrated poet and self-doubting revolutionary, the four become hunted outlaws overnight and are forced to flee to London. Inspired by the fearless Dora to breathtaking acts of courage, the friends risk betrayal and deceit as they dedicate themselves to a dangerous mission: to inform the British government of the very real Nazi threat to which it remains willfully blind. All That I Am is the heartbreaking story of these extraordinary people, who discover that Hitler’s reach extends much further than they had thought. Gripping, compassionate, and inspiring, this remarkable debut novel reveals an uncommon depth of humanity and wisdom. Anna Funder has given us a searing and intimate portrait of courage and its price, of desire and ambition, and of the devastating consequences when they are thwarted.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062077561 (0062077562)
ASIN: 62077562
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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My Book Blog rated it
slow start but I was fully engrossed by the end... tragic story about characters that seem very real!
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 All That I Am: A Novel
This is a very well-written story of betrayal, bravery and its shameful opposite, cowardice. In an imagined novel about true events, acclaimed author, Anna Funder, has presented a visual of Hitler’s brutality, the political games played during his regime, and the accompanying blind eye of the world,...
jennifer mills
jennifer mills rated it
2.0 All That I Am: A Novel
Couldn't finish this. Never came alive. Do people in books have to be so much like people in books?
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
5.0
This is the kind of historical fiction I so very much love. You learn history and at the same time feel the emotions of the people who live through the historical events. I would suggest reading Sebastian Barry’s A Long Long Way and then continuing with this book by Anna Funder. Barry’s book takes y...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
Although the story kept me interested for the most part, the characters did not. I found that I couldn't connect to really ANY of the characters in this book. The other thing is that this book was written from the perspective of 2 people and that always irritates me because it jumps around. I have c...
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