The Ratline

The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, General European History
Paperback Published on: 29/04/2021
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The Ratline
Incredible in depth look at how the sins of the father resonate through the generations.
Using personal diaries and involving some great detective work, this book is incredibly well researched and written. Them true story is as much about how O... READ MORE
Jon in Hull


Shortlisted for the [Waterstones Book of the Year](/category/cultural-highlights/book-awards/the-waterstones-book-of-the-year) 2020

In this riveting real-life thriller, Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of senior Nazi SS Brigadefuhrer Otto Freiherr von Wachter and his wife, Charlotte. Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, he unveils a fascinating insight into life before and during the war, as a fugitive on the run in the Alps and then in Rome, and into the Cold War.

Eventually the door is unlocked to a mystery that haunts Wachter's youngest son, who continues to believe his father was a good man - what happened to Otto Wachter while he was preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline', assisted by a Vatican bishop, and what was the explanation for his sudden and unexpected death?

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474608145
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 319g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm

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The Ratline
Excellent book about evil, and shallowness
This is a very good book about a group of evil, shallow people who think they're doing the right thing. Some the unearthed stories about the Wächters, and ... READ MORE
Walker Zupp