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The Resource The taster, by V.S. Alexander

The taster, by V.S. Alexander

Label
The taster
Title
The taster
Statement of responsibility
by V.S. Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Magda Ritter is pressed into service for her country and, now, every meal could be her last. She is one of a handful of young women given the dubious honor of tasting Adolf Hitler's food, protecting the paranoid dictator from death by poisoning. Pampered compared to most in wartime Germany, the girls live on a knife's edge of fear and suspicion
Summary
Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship. In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty--working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Fèuhrer's food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned. Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Though terrified at first, Magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation--though she knows better than to voice her misgivingsabout the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS and her growing awareness of the Reich's atrocities draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and, ultimately, vengeance
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10620515
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The taster, by V.S. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includese a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21392276
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
539 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432848446
Lccn
2017055738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The taster, by V.S. Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includese a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21392276
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
539 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432848446
Lccn
2017055738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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