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Resistance chronicles the 1942 assassination plot against Reinhard Heydrich; we're launching it at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest.
Resistance chronicles the 1942 assassination plot against Reinhard Heydrich; we're launching it at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest.
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This manuscript's been done for a while, and it's in great shape!

We solicited an early review from Kirkus; they said: "Brennan's command of facts is absolute and his ear for dialogue is pitch-perfect...[a]n extremely impressive debut." It's a grand philosophical work in the Dostoyevskian mold, and a great antidote to our celebrity-crazed culture--the perfect World War II novel for everyone who prefers The Brothers Karamazov to the Sisters Kardashian.

We need your help to get it out there, though. 

Here's where your money's going:

- $1,500 for historical photograph reprint rights from ČTK, the Czech Press Agency.

- $1,282.75 for Tortoise Books t-shirts.

- $1,100 for print advertising. (The Onion and/or The Chicago Reader.)

- $675 to print hardcover copies of the book to sell at launch and reward contributors.

- $982 to print softcover copies of the book prior to launch.

- $350 for the table at Printers Row Lit Fest. (I've already reserved it, folks.)

- $588.98 to cover Kickstarter project fees

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    An electronic copy of the best book you'll ever read--and the warm glow that comes from knowing you helped make it happen!

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    An electronic copy of the finished book, AND an acknowledgment in the text of the book, PLUS a beautiful black and white Tortoise Books t-shirt featuring our new logo, AND the thank-you note and promo postcards. (Check out www.tortoisebooks.com and you'll see the logo. Oh, yeah--also you'll get the glow!)

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    Your very own signed softcover copy of the book, AND a Kindle copy, AND an acknowledgment in the text, AND a Tortoise Books t-shirt, AND the postcards! (AND the warm glow. You can't put a price on that, folks.)

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    A limited-edition signed hardcover copy of the book--this will not be for sale online, so if you don't get it here or at the book fair, you won't be able to get it. BUT you'll also get a Kindle copy, AND an acknowledgment in the text, AND a Tortoise Books t-shirt! (Did we mention the warm glow?)

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    All of the above, PLUS the entire collection of books used to research the book. (English-language writings of Tomáš Masaryk, out-of-print photo collections on the Czech government-in-exile, and several other rare titles--a couple shelves worth of books.) We'll also throw in the map of Prague the author created for biking around the city in 2008, which shows the location of many sites related to the assassination and its aftermath--and you'll get a very warm glow indeed.

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    Everything above--AND I will go to Prague with you and take you on a bicycle tour of every site related to Operation Anthropoid and the plot against Heydrich, so you can see everything as the participants saw it. You'll get all the knowledge I have to give on the subject, and all the experience gleaned from 2 staff rides to Europe with the West Point Department of History, and 3 trips to Prague--but I'll stop talking whenever YOU want me to stop, and take bicycle breaks when YOU want a break. And you'll get the warmest warm glow imaginable.

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