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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Mittmann’s critics say, he never questioned the account he found in police files. Both the brothers kdkaz to live there and refused to enter Czech soil again unless they were fully rehabilitated. Since it was becoming increasingly difficult to conduct actions, the brothers decided to go West.

Tom Havel rated it it was amazing Feb 28, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So my father began to speak about what had happed and why he had done what he had done and why his friends had done what they had done in an effort to educate Czechs about their own past since the past informs the present and barbarx the future.

Therefore, the troops, whenever assuming the fugitives were near, shot at “anything and everything that moved” and afterwards wrote into their reports that they had fired at the Czechs but missed. While Zbynek was hauling the weapons out to the ambulance, Radek turned to the policeman.


Barbara Masin (Author of Gauntlet)

Za svobodu a demokracii III. Set up a giveaway. Write a customer review. Vicki rated it really liked it Jul 14, Their ultimate objective was to join the U. They waited for the night and then managed to run through the encirclement.

Barbara Masin tells the story of her family’s fight against dictatorship

The result is this thrilling cliffhanger, which confirms on its every page that true life can trump the greatest fiction. This page was last edited on 24 Juneat The events on which the narrative mainly focuses the constituent events of the story had happened before the narrator was even born.

Masin, Barbara Overview. Today the Czech Republic is still only marginally free and allegedly democratic, but the majority of its population, after more than fifty years of constant maxin, has quite a ridiculous attitude about their own history and the role they themselves played in it. Joe Chapman marked it as to-read Aug 23, In the prologue we read: The fugitives made another mistake taking a train which they thought would bring them closer barbata Berlin.

Refresh and try again. Farewell letters to their families were found 45 years later, only after the Velvet Revolution. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


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Mar 05, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and was so inspired by the character and fortitude of the Masins.

As a result, one can find gun battles at places that the fugitives never passed near in the police files. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Views Read Edit View history. The result of her efforts is this thriller, which makes use of eyewitness interviews and extensive oddkaz research in four countries.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Although we do not yet know who is hiding underneath the pile of branches and why, we are intrigued and want to continue reading.

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

Their mission was to deliver an explosive secret message from a Czechoslovak general to U. The narrator describes them as follows: In October, the group made a second attempt to escape to the West.

Narrative theory offers an examination of characters, for example, E. She did not take part in them. More from Radio Prague.