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The One Man: The Riveting and Intense Bestselling WWII Thriller (edició 2017)

de Andrew Gross (Autor)

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"1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendl is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge. Knowledge that could start a war, or end it. Nathan Blum works behind a desk at an intelligence office in Washington, DC, but he longs to contribute to the war effort in a more meaningful way, and he has a particular skill set the U.S. suddenly needs. Nathan is fluent in German and Polish, he is Semitic looking, and he proved his scrappiness at a young age when he escaped from the Polish ghetto. Now, the government wants him to take on the most dangerous assignment of his life: Nathan must sneak into Auschwitz, on a mission to find and escape with one man. This historical thriller from New York Times bestseller Andrew Gross is a deeply affecting, unputdownable series of twists and turns through a landscape at times horrifyingly familiar but still completely compelling"--… (més)
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Títol:The One Man: The Riveting and Intense Bestselling WWII Thriller
Autors:Andrew Gross (Autor)
Informació:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2017), 496 pages
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Review: The One Man by Andrew Gross.

An esteeming great book with many real characters you will recognize. It’s a novel but with a lot of reality throughout the book. The author mentions two other great books that I read back in 2016 and it’s amazing that I still remember a lot of what those books were about. The book by Kia Bird/Martin J Sherwin, American Prometheus I rated 4* and the other book by Denis Avery/Robert Broomby, The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz that I rated a 3*.

This book was similar to the Denis Avery’s book which in fact another military man named Nathan Blum broke into Auschwitz to rescue a bio-scientist Professor Alfred Mendl. All he has is 72 hours to find Mendl in a German prisoner camp out of ten thousand men and meet the rescuers at a certain place and at the right time.

I don’t want to say much about this book besides it was fantastic because it was so memorizing and I don’t want to give any of the story away. All these authors wrote well organized stories. However, this book was so interesting that I couldn’t put it down. Yes, these stories have heart warming content but every story is different. ( )
  Juan-banjo | May 11, 2021 |
The One Man is a compelling combination of history and fiction about the US's efforts to bring out a scientist from Auschwitz. To do so, they send an Army Lieutenant of Polish decent to do the job. First he has to do the unthinkable. Get inside the infamous death camp, locate one mad, and bring him back to the US. He has only 72 hours to complete his mission. If successful, he will turn the tide of World War II in the Allies favor. ( )
  lewilliams | Nov 29, 2020 |
This book is so suspenseful there were literally times when I had to put it down and take a break. Andrew Gross is one of our best thriller writers and here he deftly brings in historical facts and such a plausible story line that I kept wondering if it were all true. The characters are full and alive and the plot moves and you just can't see what's around the corner. Thoroughly recommend this novel. ( )
  wbcthree | Sep 14, 2020 |
Very intriguing story with characters that are real and very human. The writing is above average and the story structure overall is above average. Overall to me this was an outstanding book.

I enjoy Andrew Gross but was seriously wondering if this might be a leap for him from his very comfortable mystery-crime genre. Was I wrong, so very wrong. In reading some reviews before starting this book I remember one reviewer compared this novel to those WWIIs thrillers from Ken Follett early in his career. He was spot on with this book and there could be no more greater compliment than this comparison. Beyond just a thriller this is a story written with a feeling and understanding of the inhumanities and total soullessness of what the Jewish people endured under Nazi rule.

Highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoy Andrew Gross and for anyone who would appreciate a compelling World War II thriller. ( )
  can44okie | Aug 28, 2020 |
In The One Man, Andrew Gross tells a story about the US government's efforts to rescue one man from Auschwitz so that he can help them win the race against the Germans for the atomic bomb.

Alfred Mendl is a physics professor who was trying to make his way to America when he and his family were transported to Auschwitz. His entire life's work was destroyed until he meets a teenage chess prodigy with an eidetic memory and the ability to remember huge amounts of data. Mendl decides to teach him all his formulas in the hope that, someday, his work will survive.

Nathan Blum escaped Poland early in the war and made his way to the United States where he joined the army. His ability to speak multiple languages led to his assignment in Intelligence but he wants to do more, especially since learning his family was killed by Nazis. He is asked to take on a potential suicide mission. He has to somehow get himself smuggled into Auschwitz, find out if Mendl is still alive, and get him out. He only has three days between being dropped off and being picked up. If he's discovered or can't make the rendezvous, his life will surely end in a terrifying and painful way.

What a fantastic book. I've never really read anything by Andrew Gross, best known for his collaboration with James Patterson and standalone thrillers. The suspense is the driving force of the story and the plot never loses energy. The characters are wonderfully developed and I became so involved that I never wanted to book to end. Even the secondary characters make a tremendous impact. This is a beautifully written and heartbreaking novel that definitely had me on an emotional roller coaster. If you are sensitive to novels that deal with the Holocaust you might want to skip this, because they do document some of the atrocities during the story. It's inevitable in any novel set in Auschwitz. Otherwise, I can't recommend this book any higher. It's definitely going to be on my favorites list and I can't imagine it will not make my Top Five favorites of 2016. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
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"1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendl is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge. Knowledge that could start a war, or end it. Nathan Blum works behind a desk at an intelligence office in Washington, DC, but he longs to contribute to the war effort in a more meaningful way, and he has a particular skill set the U.S. suddenly needs. Nathan is fluent in German and Polish, he is Semitic looking, and he proved his scrappiness at a young age when he escaped from the Polish ghetto. Now, the government wants him to take on the most dangerous assignment of his life: Nathan must sneak into Auschwitz, on a mission to find and escape with one man. This historical thriller from New York Times bestseller Andrew Gross is a deeply affecting, unputdownable series of twists and turns through a landscape at times horrifyingly familiar but still completely compelling"--

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