Being Polite to Hitler

Being Polite to Hitler

A Novel

Book - 2011 | 1st ed
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In 1953, Agnes Scofield must navigate through her family's improprieties in order to break free from her teaching job and establish an independent life for herself.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316889506
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 25 cm


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debwalker Jan 10, 2011

A perfect rendition of life in small-town Ohio in the mid-'50s, showcasing a large family with a doughty matriarch who finds a new life with an old friend.

What's with the title? Dew writes: "being polite to Hitler was the way the world worked. It was... what held society together, how people got through every single day.... Everyone he knew... held fast to propriety in the face of chaos, desperate etiquette in the face of despair and terror." What goes on underwater often does not show on the surface.


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