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Under the Maginot By Nicholas J Knowlton,

  • Title: Under the Maginot
  • Author: Nicholas J Knowlton
  • ISBN: 9780990887133
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • UNDER THE MAGINOT is a charming and thoughtful exploration of masculinity, love, and self discovery in the face of a great and dangerous evil.A thread of bittersweet tragedy runs through the tale, the heavy knowledge of the horrors to come darkening the book, adding a harsh contrast and bringing an inevitable conclusion to the buoyant, romantic youth of the main charac UNDER THE MAGINOT is a charming and thoughtful exploration of masculinity, love, and self discovery in the face of a great and dangerous evil.A thread of bittersweet tragedy runs through the tale, the heavy knowledge of the horrors to come darkening the book, adding a harsh contrast and bringing an inevitable conclusion to the buoyant, romantic youth of the main characters The story is short enough to be poetic, capturing a brief but crucial moment in Frankie s, and the world s, history in a vivid and dramatic fashion IndieReader In the spring of 1939, Frankie plans to enjoy his last summer before college, but he has no idea that his family and Europe will soon fall into violence and separation Suddenly forced from his home by a bitter, alcoholic father and abandoned by his long abused mother, Frankie has nowhere to go and loses faith in love After falling asleep in the hold on a famous ocean liner, he finds himself an unintentional stowaway, bound for France from New York By chance, Frankie escapes arrest, thanks to Raymond Spencer, the handsome and sophisticated but lonely son of the ship s owner Ray also suffers from the pains of a damaged family Through this, the two young men make an instant connection Much of Ray s life and persona remain mysterious, though, and are only revealed in small, often heavily veiled portions at a time As their friendship grows, Frankie finds himself naively drawn into what he thinks is a simple motorcycle trip across France to Nazi Germany He, however, does not know that Ray s true goal is to bring back intelligence on the details of Hitler s plans to invade Poland to MI6 In trying to reach their destination, both men face a test of trust in each other and struggle to balance love with the importance of the mission and the mental scars left by their fathers Before they know it, they re fighting just to get out of Germany alive, but the final threat is not one they expected.
    Under the Maginot UNDER THE MAGINOT is a charming and thoughtful exploration of masculinity love and self discovery in the face of a great and dangerous evil A thread of bittersweet tragedy runs through the tale the

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    1. Frankie plans on a special summer after he graduates high school, and is on track to enter college in the fall of 1939, but though he dreamed of adventure, he didn t anticipate adversity When his family falls apart, he finds himself on an ocean liner bound for Europe, involved in with man who may hold the key to a war looming on the horizon which will change not only Frankie s world, but everything.Under the Maginot is a powerful saga that s hard to put down and is just as hard to easily categor [...]

    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this book At less than 200 pages, it is a very quick read I basically read the entire book on the plane from Bermuda to New York City I ve read several World War II historical fiction books in the past twelve months, and this is definitely one of my favorites The concept is interesting, especially since it was inspired by true stories about the author s grandfather s travels by motorcycle in pre World War II Europe The characters are unusual, although I would have liked to h [...]

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