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An affair of state, Pat Frank

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An affair of state
Title
An affair of state
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Pat Frank
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With photographic realism and smashing impact, the author holds up before us the foibles, fears and undercurrents of the strange, terrifying world we live in. Pat Frank brings the current picture in to sharp focus by concentrating upon the mind and spirit of one man, rather than millions, and shows how the crises of our day react upon him. With wit and humor, Mr Frank tells the story of outspoken Jeff Baker who came out of the war with a determination to work for our State Department and finally landed in 1949 as third secretary with our embassy in Budapest, a listening and observation post behind the Iron Curtain. Jeff's experience on a hill in Italy had taught him to hate war, including "cold" wars. But he soon found that his assigment to "Atlantis Project," a top-secret plan for organizing underground resistance in Hungary, had put him neck-deep in the conflict between east and west. Not even his love for Susan Pickett, a young widow back in Washington, or his passing romance with exotic Rikki, the Budapest dancer, or his verbal skirmishes with fellow career diplomats could make him forget that fear and the "cold" war are poor substitutes for civilized living. And when Jeff had his chance to strike a blow for peace, he hit hard, letting international relations and his own career survive if they could. -- Publisher's description
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DEBSZ
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Frank, Pat
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3556.R33435
  • PZ3.F84974Af
Literary form
fiction
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  • Seed, David
  • University of Liverpool
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  • American fiction
  • American literature
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Cold War
Label
An affair of state, Pat Frank
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Publication
Control code
ocn699522226
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Lccn
48008236
Ownership
  • Provenance: Gift of Professor David Seed.
  • Provenance: Book stamp on title page "Stephen Smith Home for the Aged, 4400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA."
  • Provenance: Inscription on half-title "Gift, Mrs Ruth Hawkins, 7/21/62."
  • Books reflecting the period of the Cold War (1947-1991) between the USSR and the US, and their allies. Donated by Professor David Seed.
Label
An affair of state, Pat Frank
Publication
Control code
ocn699522226
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Lccn
48008236
Ownership
  • Provenance: Gift of Professor David Seed.
  • Provenance: Book stamp on title page "Stephen Smith Home for the Aged, 4400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA."
  • Provenance: Inscription on half-title "Gift, Mrs Ruth Hawkins, 7/21/62."
  • Books reflecting the period of the Cold War (1947-1991) between the USSR and the US, and their allies. Donated by Professor David Seed.

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