The Resource The foreign correspondent : a novel, Alan Furst, (electronic resource)

The foreign correspondent : a novel, Alan Furst, (electronic resource)

Label
The foreign correspondent : a novel
Title
The foreign correspondent
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alan Furst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic story of romantic love, love of country, and love of freedom--the story of a secret war fought in elegant hotel bars and first-class railway cars, in the mountains of Spain and the backstreets of Berlin. It is an inspiring, thrilling saga of everyday people forced by their hearts' passion to fight in the war against tyranny. By 1938, hundreds of Italian intellectuals, lawyers and journalists, university professors and scientists had escaped Mussolini's fascist government and taken refuge in Paris. There, amid the struggles of émigré life, they founded an Italian resistance, with an underground press that smuggled news and encouragement back to Italy. Fighting fascism with typewriters, they produced 512 clandestine newspapers. The Foreign Correspondent is their story. Paris, a winter night in 1938: a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers' hotel. But this is no romantic tragedy--it is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police, and is meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a clandestine émigré newspaper. Carlo Weisz, who has fled from Trieste and secured a job as a foreign correspondent with the Reuters bureau, becomes the new editor. Weisz is, at that moment, in Spain, reporting on the last campaign of the Spanish civil war. But as soon as he returns to Paris, he is pursued by the French Sûreté, by agents of the OVRA, and by officers of the British Secret Intelligence Service. In the desperate politics of Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn, worth surveillance, or blackmail, or murder. The Foreign Correspondent is the story of Carlo Weisz and a handful of antifascists: the army officer known as "Colonel Ferrara", who fights for a lost cause in Spain; Arturo Salamone, the shrewd leader of a resistance group in Paris; and Christa von Schirren, the woman who becomes the love of Weisz's life, herself involved in a doomed resistance underground in Berlin
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Furst, Alan
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.U76
LC item number
F67 2006eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mussolini, Benito
  • Ovra (Organization : Italy)
  • Germany
  • Journalists
  • Underground newspapers
  • Fascism
  • Spy stories
  • Europe
  • Italy
Label
The foreign correspondent : a novel, Alan Furst, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CBC15637-8FC8-4849-BC36-68BA7C6F3903
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
273 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588365378
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn237263661
  • 5374451
Label
The foreign correspondent : a novel, Alan Furst, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CBC15637-8FC8-4849-BC36-68BA7C6F3903
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
273 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588365378
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn237263661
  • 5374451

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