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BLOOD OF VICTORY.

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BLOOD OF VICTORY.

by Furst, Alan

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ISBN 10
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ISBN 13
9780375505744
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New York:: Random House,, (2002.). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Espionage novel set during the early years of World War II, as the British Secret Service attempts to block the exportation of oil from Roumania to Germany. The title refers to a 1918 speech by a French senator who said, "Oil, the blood of the earth, has become, in time of war, the blood of victory." SIGNED on the title page. 237 pp.

Synopsis

"In 1939, as the armies of Europe mobilized for war, the British secret services undertook operations to impede the exportation of Roumanian oil to Germany. They failed."Then, in the autumn of 1940, they tried again."So begins Blood of Victory, a novel rich with suspense, historical insight, and the powerful narrative immediacy we have come to expect from bestselling author Alan Furst. The book takes its title from a speech given by a French senator at a conference on petroleum in 1918: "Oil," he said, "the blood of the earth, has become, in time of war, the blood of victory."November 1940. The Russian writer I. A. Serebin arrives in Istanbul by Black Sea freighter. Although he travels on behalf of an emigre organization based in Paris, he is in flight from a dying and corrupt Europe--specifically, from Nazi-occupied France. Serebin finds himself facing his fifth war, but this time he is an exile, a man without a country, and there is no army to join. Still, in the words of Leon Trotsky, "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." Serebin is recruited for an operation run by Count Janos Polanyi, a Hungarian master spy now working for the British secret services. The battle to cut Germany's oil supply rages through the spy haunts of the Balkans; from the Athenee Palace in Bucharest to a whorehouse in Izmir; from an elegant yacht club in Istanbul to the river docks of Belgrade; from a skating pond in St. Moritz to the fogbound banks of the Danube; in sleazy nightclubs and safe houses and nameless hotels; amid the street fighting of a fascist civil war.Blood of Victory is classic Alan Furst, combining remarkable authenticity and atmosphere with the complexity and excitement of an outstanding spy thriller. As Walter Shapiro of Time magazine wrote, "Nothing can be like watching Casablanca for the first time, but Furst comes closer than anyone has in years."From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
69537
Title
BLOOD OF VICTORY.
Author
Furst, Alan
Book condition
Used - Fine in fine dust jacket.
Jacket condition
fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0375505741
ISBN 13
9780375505744
Publisher
Random House,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
(2002.)
Keywords
world war ii fiction, spy novel,
Bookseller catalogs
Mysteries: historical;

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