Barbara Masin’s gripping account of five boys who dare to challenge a murderous totalitarian dictatorship shows that committed individuals can prevail, even. Barbara Masin is the author of Gauntlet ( avg rating, 17 ratings, 3 reviews, published ) and Odkaz ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 0 reviews, publis. Masin, Barbara “As she was growing up, Barbara Masin heard parts of this story. Odkaz: pravdivý příběh bratři Mašinů by Barbara Masin(Book).

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore Apart from this, the maein is narrated in chronological order. Milan Paumer fought in Korea. So in her book she also looks into why her grandfather who fought the Nazi dictatorship is universally recognised as a hero while his bargara fight against another totalitarian dictatorship is a subject of controversy.

There is a discernible conflict — the Communist coup — and the death struggle which is victorious. It is a dramatic tale of courage and daring against overwhelming odds and a testament to American ideals of freedom.

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Radek, Pepa, Milan, and Vladimir formed the core. Pepa and Radek saw their futures clearly: West Berlin was the last gap in the Iron Curtain. What ensued was the largest manhunt of the Cold War. Two of their friends did not make it and the group shot six people during and before their escape. He is in command of the troops in the Czechoslovak army and in case of a conflict with the West he would give them orders not to fight:.

What ensued odkz the largest manhunt of the Cold War. In Barbara and her father retraced the route of the escape all the way from the Czech border to West Berlin.


The narration starts in the middle of a story with three men hiding underneath a pile of branches.

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Czech photographer in Cambodia: Her book places events in their historical context and analyzes the bitter present-day controversy surrounding the group’s actions, examining the larger question of individuals making moral choices.

The debate is no doubt going to be rekindled by a newly published book called “The Testament” by the daughter of one of the Masin brothers, Barbara, who presented it this week in Prague.

The book is a gripping thriller that would make Robert Ludlum proud – with one big distinction: The day by day, hour by hour narration is vivid and riveting with a rhythm akin to that of marching feet, and the dialogue so totally realistic as to propel this story into the present day.

The romance is characterized as follows: Ota Rambousek — had been a political prisoner in Czechoslovakia. More from Radio Prague.

The contrast between the good and bad is thus realized as is a binary opposition between the individual and abstract. There is sometimes a brief account of their external appearance which functions merely to increase their negative portrayal: Prior to their escape, they had formed the nucleus of an anti-Communist resistance group, inspired by the testament of celebrated World War II resistance leader, Czech general Josef Masin, father to two of the young men and grandfather to the author of this book.

She had spent most of her childhood in Germany before her family moved to the USA. The year is Radek, Pepa and their friends decided to turn the tables on the Communists. In the cold morning air sound carried far, and from their cramped hideout under a pile of dead branches they could hear the woods ringing with sharp bursts of automatic weapons fire p. Harcourt Brace, New York Army Special Forces, then return to liberate their country. The narrator clearly defines them:.


My new favorite book, a must read! ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Rhetoric of History. Thank you, Joe, Ray and Milan.

They all lit up in the middle of the night. Both the brothers continued to live brabara and refused to enter Czech soil again unless they were fully rehabilitated. They claimed that the police still had no leads on their actions, therefore the danger of being arrested was not a reason for their escape.

It is a fast read and sure to delight anybody from history buffs and thriller aficionados right down to elderly cancelled Okaz who want their English-speaking children and grandchildren to read about their ancestors old country which never came to be free.

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Gauntlet brings to life a moment in history that seems to be forgotten, or never known, among today’s youth. So there was a chance for the five to reach their destination without being discovered, especially because their names and their activities were not yet known to the East German police. Lists with This Book. Their actions were used to barbwra tight control over the society and brutal treatment of any opponents. Please try again later. Princeton University Press, Princeton But there was an important difference between the Masin group and the followers of Marx and Lenin.

The “Workers Republics” where all trade unions were outlawed! Their mission was to deliver an explosive secret message from a Czechoslovak general to U. After surviving several pitched gun battles, gunshot wounds, starvation, and the bitter cold, three finally reached West Berlin.