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Playing with Matches

(2012)
(A book in the Playing with Matches series)
A novel by

 
 
Heinz Schultz's word could send a man to prison. Though only a youth of 15, he was strong, tall, and blond. The boys in his Deutsches Jungvolk unit esteemed him and feared him.

And they wanted to be just like him.

Emil Radle wanted to be just like him.

A dedicated member of Hitler Youth, Emil was loyal to the Fuehrer before family, a champion for the cause and a fan of the famous Luftwaffe air force.

Emil's friends Moritz and Johann discover a shortwave radio and everything changes. Now they listen to the forbidden BBC broadcast of news reports that tell both sides. Now they know the truth.

The boys along with Johann's sister Katharina, band together to write out the reports and covertly distribute flyers through their city. It's an act of high treason that could have them arrested - or worse.

As the war progresses, so does Emil's affection for Katharina. He'd do anything to have a normal life and to stay in Passau by her side. But when Germany's losses become immense, even their greatest resistance can't prevent the boys from being sent to the Eastern Front.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches: Coming of age in Hitler's Germany (a WW2 novel)
Author(s): Lee Strauss, Elle Lee Strauss
ISBN: 1-77409-000-7 / 978-1-77409-000-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: La Plume Press
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November 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches: Coming of age in Hitler's Germany (a WW2 novel)
Author(s): Lee Strauss, Elle Lee Strauss
ISBN: 1-988677-73-4 / 978-1-988677-73-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: La Plume Press
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July 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches: Coming of Age in Hitler's Germany (a Ww2 Novel)
Author(s): Lee Strauss, Elle Lee Strauss
ISBN: 1-988677-46-7 / 978-1-988677-46-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: La Plume Press
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April 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches
Author(s): Lee Strauss
ISBN: 1-927547-44-X / 978-1-927547-44-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ESB Publishing
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing with Matches
Author(s): Lee Strauss
ISBN: 1-4801-1126-0 / 978-1-4801-1126-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing with Matches: Coming of Age in Hitler's Germany
Author(s): Lee Strauss
Publisher: ESB Publishing
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February 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Playing with Matches: Coming of Age in Hitler's Germany
Author(s): Lee Strauss
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Playing with Matches: Coming of Age in Hitler's Germany
Author(s): Lee Strauss
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Playing with Matches: Coming of Age in Hitler's Germany
Author(s): Lee Strauss
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK