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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Brandylane Publishers, Inc. (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983826439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983826439
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,079,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As Dr. Marsh developed the character of Eric, I found myself feeling sorry for him.
TKids
This is a fascinating story, extremely well-researched in its look at the tactics used by the Hitler regime to carry out its nefarious plans.
D. Frisbie
Above all, I absolutely loved the vivid descriptions and word pictures, which took this reader through each scene with intense feeling.
MJ

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RockyMtngal on April 30, 2012
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A Perfect Madness by Frank Marsh is a short and gripping read. It starts off a little slow in the development of the characters but quickly gives way to a fast paced story as you follow star crossed lovers Erich and Julia and their separate journeys in World War II.

Most impactful for myself was being in the head of Erich, the German doctor, and the ethical battle he wages with himself as the eugenics and ultimately ethnic cleansing agenda of Hitler and the Nazis launches. You could see how so many of them and others throughout history, including the US, can remain mute during such times. I'm not a history or World War II buff and yet was still enthralled and captivated by this novel. For anyone who has studied the Holocaust or World War II this novel is an especially excellent choice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Frisbie on February 29, 2012
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A young German medical student madly in love with a beautiful Jewish classmate would seem an unlikely participant in the "selection process" for the elimination of thousands of Jews at Auschwitz. Though a reluctant participant, his fear of death and conflicted loyalties led him down a path he couldn't find the courage to resist. Paradoxically, his devoted lover became a member of the Czech resistance movement, killing Germans in fewer numbers, but with greater hands-on involvement. This is a fascinating story, extremely well-researched in its look at the tactics used by the Hitler regime to carry out its nefarious plans. Mr. Marsh has written a thoroughly enjoyable story while educating the reader on the facts and historical significance of government gone mad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TKids on June 1, 2012
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per-fect (adjective): "entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings." mad-ness (noun): "insanity"

Dr. Marsh has written a most profound and moving book, detailing the madness of a country attempting to cleanse what they believed to be imperfection. As I was reading, I kept asking myself over and over again, "How could anyone believe this was right?", "How could anyone go along with this madness?" As Dr. Marsh developed the character of Eric, I found myself feeling sorry for him. But then I was angry at him because he knew in his heart that what he was doing was wrong but he went along with it anyway. Eric's coping mechanism was denial until he finally faced Julia for the last time. And Julia...She represents what is good and right in the world. Right and Wrong, Love and Hate, Strength and Weakness, Confrontation and Denial.....Dr. Marsh delves into these struggles through his gift of word. I continue to reflect on Eric, Julia, Anna, and The Perfect Madness. This is the mark of great book! I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Trofatter on January 19, 2012
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Beginning with the eugenics movement in the US, yes the US, and moving to the extreme expression of eugenics by the Nazis this book explores the stories of two medical students beginning in Prague before WWII. Star crossed by their ethnicity but of one mind ethically, these two young lovers take divergent paths. By circumstance? By choice?

Convoluted, historically factual, and thought provoking with memorable images, A Perfect Madness reveals their detailed stories through flashbacks, alternating chapters between the experiences of the German physician and the Jewish doctor turned resistance fighter; woven together by the investigations of the Jewish physician's daughter following her mother's death.

Great discussions of the horrors humanity can endure and those it can perpetrate, this book is perfect for book club readers of many genre; fiction, historical fiction, romance, it's all here.
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