The Bohemians: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis

Norman Ohler (Author)

Product Details

$28.00  $25.76
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
July 14, 2020
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Norman Ohler is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Blitzed and cowrote the script for Wim Wenders's film Palermo Shooting. He lives in Berlin.


"The Bohemians is an astonishing story of the anti-Nazi resistance--a story of love, incredible bravery and self-sacrifice, which could end only in death--and it is brilliantly told."--Antony Beevor, New York Times best-selling author of The Fall of Berlin 1945, The Second World War, and D-Day

"An unforgettable portrait of two young lovers and their circle of friends in the anti-Hitler resistance, The Bohemians offers a fascinating glimpse of life in Nazi Germany, where the simple self-assertion of youth was a political act, and daily life was a minefield where missteps could have fatal consequences."--Joseph Kanon, New York Times best-selling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German

"A thrilling and urgent true story. Inside Nazi Germany, as tyranny spreads, a few friends decide to resist, and a secret circle of anti-fascists starts to grow. They are not mythic heroes but instead flawed humans struggling for meaning in a time of terror: writers, artists, a fashion designer, a dentist. With skill and passion, Norman Ohler brings these remarkable men and women back to life. The Bohemians is a gift of a book--one I feel a little stronger, a little braver, after reading."--Jason Fagone, author of the best-selling The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies

"[A] fascinating and tragic tale . . . This unbelievable yet true story is richly detailed thanks to the participation of descendants of these courageous resistance fighters; with their help, Ohler succeeds in vividly thwarting the Nazis' attempts to erase these heroes from history."--Booklist

"A taut, absorbing tale of anti-Nazi resistance . . . Conveys a sense of immediacy and encroaching terror . . . Sharply drawn characters enliven a tragic history."--Kirkus Reviews

"This deeply researched and stylishly written account unearths an appealing yet overlooked chapter in WWII history. Espionage enthusiasts will be riveted."--Publishers Weekly