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An Honorable German

A Novel of World War II

by Charles McCain

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  • Published in USA  May 2009
    384 pages
    Genre: Novels

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When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the seemingly unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe, Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancée. But as the war progresses, the life he envisioned for them grows ever more distant. Because of his exemplary conduct in the early years of the war, Max is given command of a U-Boat and comes face to face with the terrible reality of warfare in the North Atlantic.

On the home front, life has become increasingly dangerous and desperate. As the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin to infiltrate Max's crew and turn their terror on Germany's own armed forces. Recognizing what his nation has become, Max and is forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty to the Reich.

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"Fans of naval fiction couldn't ask for more authentic action..." - Publishers Weekly

"A vivid and compelling portrayal of World War II naval service." - Library Journal

"A gripping and eye-opening first novel." - Booklist

"A truly epic and stirring tale of war, love, and the sea. An Honorable German is a remarkable debut novel by a writer who has done his homework so well that it seems he was an eyewitness to the history he portrays in such vivid detail. An original and surprising look at World War II from the other side" - Nelson DeMille

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Born in Mobile, AL, and a graduate of Tulane University, Charles McCain lives in Washington, D.C. An Honorable German is his first novel.

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