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The B&N Podcast

Feb 28, 2018

The novelist Robert Harris has made a specialty out of flash points in history: the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in ancient Rome, the cracking of the WWII Enigma code, or intrigue surrounding the Dreyfus Affair in 19th-century France.  In his latest thriller, Munich, Harris turns to the infamous 1938 meeting between Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler.  Spinning a tale of brooding suspense around the true story of those four days in September, Harris offers a dramatic and thought-provoking new perspective on Chamberlain’s “appeasement” of the Nazi regime.  In this episode, Robert Harris talks about the strange alchemy required to turn a historical moment into page-turning thrills.