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By Laurent Binet and Sam Taylor (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date April 24, 2012
Pages 327
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374169916
ISBN-10 0374169918
Dimensions 1 by 7.25 by 5.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
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HHhH: “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich”, or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”. The most dangerous man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the “Butcher of Prague.” He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructible—until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service, killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of History.


Who were these men, arguably two of the most discreet heroes of the twentieth century? In Laurent Binet’s captivating debut novel, we follow Jozef Gabćik and Jan Kubiš from their dramatic escape of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to England; from their recruitment to their harrowing parachute drop into a war zone, from their stealth attack on Heydrich’s car to their own brutal death in the basement of a Prague church.


A seemingly effortlessly blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binet’s remarkable imagination, HHhH—an international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman—is a work at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing, a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the nature of writing and the debt we owe to history.

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With Laurent Binet | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 24, 2012)
9780374169916 | details & prices | 327 pages | 7.25 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.00
About: HHhH: “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich”, or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”.
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With Laurent Binet | Mti edition from Picador USA (November 1, 2016)
9781250121455 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $16.00
With Laurent Binet | Reprint edition from Picador USA (July 23, 2013)
9781250033345 | details & prices | 327 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $16.00
About: An award-winning historical dramatization from France imagines the story of two Czechoslovakian partisans responsible for assassinating "Butcher of Prague" Reinhard Heydrich, tracing their heroic escape from the Nazis and recruitment by the British secret service through their meticulous preparation for a stealth attack and brutal deaths in a Prague church.
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With John Lee (other contributor), Laurent Binet | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (August 13, 2012)
9781452609089 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $39.99
About: HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich," or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich.

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