Like a Man is the story of the most successful clandestine mission in the history of warfare. Based closely on fact but never limited by it, this World War II action adventure follows three paratroopers from their night-drop into Nazi-Occupied Czechoslovakia until the last shattering moments when they fight an entire regiment of SS troops to the death.
The paratroopers' mission, called Anthropoid, begins with a bad drop that puts them miles off their target and far from any help. It leads them by luck, accident and skill through the heart of the underground resistance to the culmination of their mission on a quiet suburban street in Prague.
There they assassinate the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany-the head of the SD and the Gestapo, the Protector of Czechoslovakia. How they did what no one else could do, and how they carried themselves onto the pages of history is one of the most compelling chapters in the long annals of secret war.
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LIKE A MAN is an account of the most successful clandestine event in the history of warfare--the assassination of one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany.
The story takes place in the darkest days of WWII, when the cause of the Allies seemed hopeless. From England in the winter of 1941, a plane takes off with two highly-trained men as its cargo.
What happens after they night-drop by parachute is a tale of skill, courage, and sudden twists of fate that culminates in violence on a street in suburban Prague.
The aftermath--a manhunt the likes of which has never been seen--is a desperate and gripping tale in its own right. And a very close look at what it means to be a man fighting terror on his home ground.From the Author:
I've visited Prague, the setting for Like a Man, several times, and I'd like to see it many more times. As much a state of mind as a place, Prague may be the most haunting city on earth. Unlike most places, the memory of it grows stronger as time passes.
I hope that all readers see Like a Man-and my other novels-as stories that deal with terrorism and tyranny. The young sergeants who parachuted into Czechoslovakia (we would probably call them Special Forces these days) set the tone for so many of the clandestine missions that followed. These men carried out their mission against all odds and by the slimmest of chances succeeded.
We can't be like them, but at least we can feel that we participated in events that changed the world. I hope that Like a Man shows how it was for three soldiers who entered the veil of terror in the darkest days of Nazi tyranny.
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