An unforgettable account of how an entire town in Poland resists the devastating blow of the occupying Nazi forces, using wit, courage, and determination as its only weapons.
Occupied by the Germans, the strategically located town of Sofia, Poland, stands on the brink of annihilation in 1941. As every arrest and execution brings total obliteration closer to reality, two medical doctors devise an ingenious plan — to stage a typus epidemic that will force the Nazis to evacuate. The locals and their enemy swiftly become enmeshed in what soon becomes the most daring act of resistance in World War II. Jan Szukalski—A brilliant doctor, he masterminds the hoax with his partner, Mary Duszynska, whose work binds them together more strongly than love itself. Maximillian Hartung—A German officer, he is ruthless in his lust for personal power and determined to win Hitler's personal attention by breaking the resistance in Sofia. David Ryz—A young Jewish leader of a zealous band of partisans, he helps incite the town to violence and unwittingly puts the medical hoax in jeopardy. Gripping and powerful, Night Trains brilliantly illuminates the classic conflict between active and passive resistance in one town's fight for survival.
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BARBARA WOOD is the international bestselling author of twenty-five acclaimed novels, including New York Times bestseller Domina. Her work has been translated into over 30 languages. Barbara lives in California.
GARETH WOOTTON holds a clinical teaching position in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA and has a private practice in plastic surgery. Wootton lives with his wife and two sons in Santa Monica, California.Review:
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Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000005957
Book Description Eyre Methuen., London, 1979. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. REPRINT. D/W is un-clipped, minor shelf wear to edges and covers, book in dark blue covers, some shelf wear to edges etc. A little brown foxing to outer edges of pages. Night Trains set in Sofia Poland in the Second World War, a gripping drama of suspense and sabotage. Bookseller Inventory # 003405
Book Description eyre, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Internally very nice, clean copy. . Tight, clean and crisp copy. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # 095301