The SS Officer's Armchair Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi

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Publisher's Synopsis

The gripping account of one historian's hunt for answers as he delves into the surprising life of an ordinary Nazi officer.

'Totally exhilarating' Philippe Sands

It began with an armchair. It began with the surprise discovery of a stash of personal documents covered in swastikas sewn into its cushion.

The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as Daniel Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. As Lee delves deeper, Griesinger emerges as at once an ordinary man with a family and ambitions, and an active participant in the Nazi machinery of terror whose choices continue to reverberate today.

'Gripping, it unfolds like a detective story as an obscured past emerges into the light' Hadley Freeman, author of House of Glass

'An absorbing work of historical detection... Riveting' Evening Standard

About the Publisher

Vintage

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784706654
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 943.086092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 302
Weight: 232g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 24mm