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HHhH: ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂHimmlers Hirn heisst HeydrichÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ, or ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂHimmlerÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs brain is called HeydrichÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ. The most dangerous man in HitlerÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂButcher of Prague.ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructibleÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂuntil 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 BinetÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs captivating debut novel, we follow Jozef GabÃÂÃÂik and Jan KubiÃÂ ÃÂ¡ 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 HeydrichÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs car to their own brutal death in the basement of a Prague church.
A seemingly effortlessly blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent BinetÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs remarkable imagination, HHhHÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂan international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier RomanÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂis 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.
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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