The Resource Trial by terror / : y Paul Gallico

Trial by terror / : y Paul Gallico

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Trial by terror / : y Paul Gallico
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Trial by terror /
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y Paul Gallico
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Language
eng
Summary
Three sets of characters in the Europe of 1950 act out this hair-raising story. First of all there are the Americans, all members of the staff of an English-language Paris newspaper - from the veteran graduate of the city desk to the brash and idealistic green reporter. Then there are the Europeans - a cross-section of poor but proud ex-gentry, a former French Resistance underground worker, rascals, Dior fashion models. Finally therer are the Russians with their scientifically calculated horrors to reduce men to animals. The brash young reporter is captured in the Russian-occupied zone of Austria. Tension is high as the Russian psychiatrists use wonder drugs and the latest techniques of psycho-analysis (in reverse) to break down the reporter's sanity and make him confess to spying - scenes reminiscent of Vogeler - while his paper, through clever undercover work that discloses damaging evidence of Titoism, seeks to blackmail the commissar involved and obtain the reporter's release. There are a love-tangle - two women love the reporter - and plenty of action. A man gives his life before a solution is achieved. -- Publisher's descripion
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Uk
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1897-1976
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Gallico, Paul
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Seed, David
  • Seed, David
  • University of Liverpool
Series statement
Borzoi books
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  • American fiction
  • American literature
  • Cold War
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Trial by terror / : y Paul Gallico
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"This is a Borzoi Book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc."
Contents
1. Warning -- 2. The new boy -- 3. Complaint from Belgrade -- 4. Man with a scarf -- 5. Duel in a city room -- 6. Introduction to Paris -- 7. Exit the man with the scarf -- 8. Build up for disaster -- 9. Always kiss the girls good-by -- 10. No call from Vienna -- 11. Brief lesson in diplomacy -- 12. Lodgings for a visitor -- 13. Invention of a criminal and a crime -- 14. Invention of a stool-pigeon -- 15. Who and what is a spy -- 16. Background to confession -- 17. Class in elocution -- 18. Look east to Hungary -- 19. News from Vienna -- 20. Prelude to confession -- 21. Confession is good for the soul -- 22. Materialization of a stool-pigeon -- 23. One-way ticket to Budapest -- 24. A pigeon flies home -- 25. The empty bottle -- 26. Ending on a note of tempered triumph
Control code
73001355475
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
299 p.
Ownership
  • Provenance: Gift of Professor David Seed.
  • 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
Trial by terror / : y Paul Gallico
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc."
Contents
1. Warning -- 2. The new boy -- 3. Complaint from Belgrade -- 4. Man with a scarf -- 5. Duel in a city room -- 6. Introduction to Paris -- 7. Exit the man with the scarf -- 8. Build up for disaster -- 9. Always kiss the girls good-by -- 10. No call from Vienna -- 11. Brief lesson in diplomacy -- 12. Lodgings for a visitor -- 13. Invention of a criminal and a crime -- 14. Invention of a stool-pigeon -- 15. Who and what is a spy -- 16. Background to confession -- 17. Class in elocution -- 18. Look east to Hungary -- 19. News from Vienna -- 20. Prelude to confession -- 21. Confession is good for the soul -- 22. Materialization of a stool-pigeon -- 23. One-way ticket to Budapest -- 24. A pigeon flies home -- 25. The empty bottle -- 26. Ending on a note of tempered triumph
Control code
73001355475
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
299 p.
Ownership
  • Provenance: Gift of Professor David Seed.
  • 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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