Monday, June 13, 2011

Book Spotlight: The Katyn Order by Douglas. W. Jacobson

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by McBooks Press (first published April 19th 2011)
ISBN1590135725 (
ISBN13: 9781590135723)
primary languageEnglish

From Goodreads:

The German war machine is in retreat as the Russians advance. In Warsaw, Resistance fighters rise up against their Nazi occupiers, but the Germans retaliate, ruthlessly leveling the once-beautiful city. American Adam Nowak has been dropped into Poland by British intelligence as an assassin and Resistance fighter. During the Warsaw Uprising he meets Natalia, a covert operative who has lost everything—just as he has. Amid the Allied power struggle left by Germany’s defeat, Adam and Natalia join in a desperate hunt for the 1940 Soviet order authorizing the murders of 20,000 Polish army officers and civilians. If they can find the Katyn Order before the Russians do, they just might change the fate of Poland.

Sounds like another compelling and emotional read from Douglas W. Jacobson. In October of '09 I read and  reviewed  his book, Night of Flames, and just loved it. If you have an interest in books set during WWII this book will definitely captivate you.

Douglas W. Jacobson is an engineer, business owner and World War Two history enthusiast. Doug has traveled extensively in Europe researching stories of the courage of common people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. His debut novel, Night of Flames: A Novel of World War Two was published in 2007 by McBooks Press, and was released in paperback in 2008. Night of Flames won the “2008 Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Wisconsin Library Association. Doug writes a monthly column on Poland’s contribution during WW2, and has published articles on Belgium’s WW2 escape organization, the Comet Line and other European Resistance organizations. Doug’s second historical novel, The Katyn Order, which will be released in May, 2011 focuses on one of history’s most notorious war crimes, the Katyn massacre.

Pump Up Your Book is currently touring The Katyn Order until June 30th. For more sites on the tour please visit here.  There  you will find the dates of  reviews, spotlights, interviews and giveaways.


  1. This sounds interesting, might have to keep my eye out as I do like reading WWI & WWII stories. Is it based on a real story? or totally fictional?

  2. I have to be in just the right mood for books set during the WW's but I would certainly give it a shot!


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