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The Polish Officer

Furst, Alan

Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, 1995, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995
ISBN 10: 067941312X / ISBN 13: 9780679413127
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Title: The Polish Officer

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, 1995, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition


Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Ed. so stated, 1st Printing, HB/DJ, NF/NF, 325 pp. Very collectible author. The 3rd novel about espionage in the Europe of the 1930s and WWII. Book has mixed light/medium ink stain 3/8"x1/2" (medium part is 1/8"x3/8") on inside of rear board at bottom near hinge with a few tiny specks on opposite page at same spot. DJ has pin-head size dot of rubbing at rear top corner, inside rear flap of DJ has bottom corner creased. Mylar cover on DJ. September 1939, the opening days of World War II. The invading German Wehrmacht blazes a trail of destruction across Poland. Warsaw is surrounded. France and Britain declare war, but do nothing to help. And a Polish resistance movement takes shape under the shadow of occupation, enlisting those willing to risk death in a struggle for a nation's survival. Bookseller Inventory # 4172

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Synopsis: September 1939. As Warsaw falls to Hitler?s Wehrmacht, Captain Alexander de Milja is recruited by the intelligence service of the Polish underground. His mission: to transport the national gold reserve to safety, hidden on a refugee train to Bucharest. Then, in the back alleys and black-market bistros of Paris, in the tenements of Warsaw, with partizan guerrillas in the frozen forests of the Ukraine, and at Calais Harbor during an attack by British bombers, de Milja fights in the war of the shadows in a world without rules, a world of danger, treachery, and betrayal.

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From the Publisher: 'Surely among the most convincing war books of our time.' - NICHOLAS BAGNALL, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Brilliant ... you can almost hear the chained wheels of the Gestapo car on the snow, the whack of bullets in the moonlit Polish forests, the quietness of occupied Paris by night.' - JOHN SWEENEY, OBSERVER

'Excellent ... beautifully written, intensely atmospheric and dramatically convincing. The Polish Officer is a work of quiet subtlety that will niggle in the memory far longer than most novels of espionage.' - MARCEL BERLINS , SUNDAY TIMES

'His finest achievement yet: a subtle work of great quality and imaginative reach. He brings alive a little-known time and place of war, a tapestry set out in threads of people scurrying through moonlit cobblestoned streets.' - VINCENT BANVILLE, IRISH TIMES

'My discovery of the year.' - WILLIAM BOYD, THE TIMES

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