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Woodstock: Book Presentation: Before the Court of Heaven

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Join Vermont Author Jack Mayer for a discussion of the craft of historical fiction and his latest novel BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN - a cautionary tale that inquires how Germany’s Weimar democracy became the Third Reich.

Free and open to the public.

About the Book:

Before the Court of Heaven is based on the true story of a fascist assassin, Ernst Werner Techow and his turning from evil. Three themes impel this novel: understanding the rise of Nazism, unfathomable forgiveness, and the complexity of redemption. A portrait of Germany between world wars, from revolution and unrest following World War I to the rise of the Nazis, World War II and the Holocaust, Before the Court of Heaven portrays ordinary people becoming complicit in extraordinary crimes. 

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