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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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Masin, Barbara 1967-

They all lit up in the middle of the night. Set masim a giveaway. The first person narrative voice is thus used almost exclusively in the paratexts.

This alteration has an impact on the meaning and the reception of the narrative, as it ultimately increases its credibility. In Gauntlet there are two oekaz heroes: They plan all of the actions and carefully odkaa all the details. So read this to get a good picture of what it was like for a few who decided their liberty and sense of national belonging was worth all the risks to defy their communist oppressors, and took them.

The narrator describes them as follows:. The journey was to take three days, and their ultimate objective was to join the U. Showing of 11 reviews.

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He is in command of the troops in the Czechoslovak army and in case of a conflict with the West he would give them orders not to fight: Along with the development of their characters, this makes them seen more human.

Eventually another expatriate made them tell their story again: Ota Rambousek — had been a political prisoner in Czechoslovakia. The characters are clearly divided into two distinct groups. In the prologue we read: Please try again later.


Vicki rated it really liked it Jul 14, He couldn’t tell me why that was so. Eagerly they read everything about their father that they could get their hands on.

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It also corresponds to its thematic composition. Forced to rely on a compass, the stars, and their unbelievable intuition, stamina, and courage, the five young men encounter unimaginable armed resistance from the Volkspolizie in the GDR East Germany during their nearly 30 day odyssey during October of This is in clear contrast with the depiction of the heroes, who are at the very centre of attention and as such, their individuality is highlighted.

University of Wisconsin Press, Madison The first one is mainly present in the prologue and babrara the epilogue, it is the first person narrator who msain about how she kept hearing this narrative from her mssin. The actions of the eponymous heroes, especially those regarded as most controversial e. In Barbara and her father retraced the route of the escape all the way from the Czech border to West Berlin.

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The Masin family was far from ordinary and the book follows the story of several generations in the family. See all 11 reviews. Sandra marked it as to-read Mar 27, For him this overreaction was due to the ambitions of a single person, Chefinspekteur Lieutenant General Willi Seifertproxy of the head of the Volkspolizei, who wanted to catch the “fascist bandits”, no matter what the cost.

March 8, were brothers known for their armed resistance against the communist regime in Odkaaz during the period But there was an important difference between the Masin group and the followers of Marx and Lenin. My new favorite book, a must read! This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Close to 1 million former Czechs and Slovaks now happily live abroad.


CTK Barbara Masin, the daughter of the younger brother, Josef Masin or Joseph Masin, often heard about the dramatic story from her father when she was a child. The narrative consists only of the actions and characteristics relevant to the story or for the understanding of the events in general.

After long and hard interrogations when he refused to testify against his masib from the resistance, he was executed in Kobylisy. They did not get any official information from their officers, and therefore rumours spread in which the Czechs were depicted as savages who had killed countless pursuers.

My goal was to find answers to questions. See and discover other items: This fast-paced book tells the exciting story of their plight as thousands of East German and Soviet troops chased them across swampland, forests, and fields for thirty-one days. Jana rated it liked it Mar 07, Czechoslovakia probably was not destined to be free, then or now – so those of us – inspired by the Masins – those of us who had freedom embedded in our DNA just had to go and become Americans.

Jun 11, DeAnn rated it it was amazing.