Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 38 minutes
First Published: 2017
Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office–and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler’s train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.
And once again, Robert Harris gives us actual events of historical importance–here are Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier–at the heart of an electrifying, unputdownable novel.
Quotes from Munich
Power depended on being in the room when the decisions were taken.
Truth was like any other material necessary for the making of war: it had to be beaten and bent and cut into the required shape.
You were too young to fight in the last war, and I was too old. In some ways that made it worse.
About Robert Harris
Robert Harris is the author whose works include Pompeii, Enigma, Fatherland, and the Cicero trilogy. He is a former television correspondent and newspaper columnist. He currently lives in Berkshire, England.