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Midnightdiary
Midnightdiary

The Midnight Diary by Michael Burn 1953 HBDJ Life Behind the Iron Curtain

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Fiction & Literature

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Condition:

Very Good

Format:

Hardcover

Publication Year:

1953

Language:

English

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

Category:

Historical

Author:

Michael Burn

Edition:

First

Publisher:

J.B. Lippincott

Age Range:

Adult

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Item number:

3443490

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THE MIDNIGHT DIARY By Michael Burn A story of personal courage and integrity rare in the annals of the inhuman race.Burn led a troop of army commandos as part of what has been described as the greatest raid of all time, Operation Chariot, against the vital Nazi dry dock and submarine base at Saint Nazaire in 1942. He was captured by the Nazis and spent several years as a POW. He subsequently had an illustrious career as a foreign correspondent, the author of many books and a prize-winning poet. A documentary about his life is currently in production. Copyright: 1953. First Edition stated. Published by J. B. Lippincott Company. 262 Pages. Book Boards are in Fair condition with some light edge corner wear. Pages are Clean Tight with a couple of light soiling spots. Dustjacket is Fair condition with some light edge shelf wear. From the Flyleaf....... This is the story of a heroic woman---a mature woman of forty-five; she is an Austrian, Irene Mannheim, whom we meet as she emerges from a concentration camp in Poland at the end of the war. The only friend whose whereabouts she knows is in Budapest, and Irene makes her way there, wishing only for peace and quiet, an inconspicuous corner in which to rehabilitate herself. But in Budapest she is gradually hemmed in by the rise to power of the communists. Under the spreading of the poison she sees the people she knows either compromise or disappear or commit suicide. What differentiates The Midnight Diary from other novels of life behind the iron curtain is that Irene possesses and exemplifies human dignity, which it takes exceptional fortitude to maintain. She is an individual and an individualist. She exists in every dimension, and remains in the reader's memory once and for all. The author, an English journalist, was one of the last foreign correspondents left in Eastern Europe. He saw clearly what was happening there to the human spirit, and he has captured the essence of the time and place in this quiet, intensely moving novel of a courageous woman. Multiple orders add .50 Per Book shipping costs.
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