Forgotten Fatherland: The True Story of Nietzsche's Sister and Her Lost Aryan Colony


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Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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5.19 X 7.95 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times (U.K.) and the bestselling author of Agent Sonya, The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.


"Witty, intelligent, and told with rollicking, trenchant style."--The Boston Globe

"A hoot of a book."--The Washington Post Book World

"A black-comic stylist who never misses an opportunity for a malicious aside."--Newsday

"A sparkling idea, and its realization . . . yields vivid travel writing and information of a ghostly but fascinating sort."--The New Yorker

"Absorbing and highly readable . . . Since the collapse of East Germany in 1989, the Nietzsche papers have become more accessible. Mr. Macintyre has made excellent use of them in reconstructing the story of this formidable woman."--The New York Times Book Review

"Enjoyable and informative."--The New York Review of Books

"Macintyre's journey and his descriptions of what he found make compelling reading. But more fascinating still is the story Macintyre interweaves with his discovery of Nueva Germania, that of Elisabeth's own life, and her deliberate distortions of her brother's philosophy to make it accord with her own."--The Sunday Times (UK)

"Engaging and entertaining . . . Forgotten Fatherland weaves together a number of curious and disparate strands, and makes new use of the Nietzsche archive in Weimar."--The Times Literary Supplement

"Lurid and delightful: Rider Haggard couldn't ask for more."--Kirkus Reviews

"[A] brilliant piece of investigative journalism."--Publishers Weekly