A World To Win (The Lanny Budd Novels, Book 7) by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1973
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Lanny Budd infiltrates the Nazi excessive command within the riveting 6th bankruptcy of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize–winning sequence of historic novels

speeding and well-connected, Lanny Budd has earned the belief of the Nazi excessive command. To Adolf Hitler and his internal circle, the yankee paintings broker is a "true believer" devoted to their Fascist reason. yet Lanny is admittedly a undercover agent serving as President Franklin Roosevelt's eyes and ears in Germany.

whilst he learns of the Führer's plans for conquest, Lanny's dire warnings to Neville Chamberlain and different reluctant eu leaders fall on deaf ears. The sour seeds sown a long time prior with the Treaty of Versailles are actually bearing fruit, and there'll be no preventing the Nazi struggle computer because it rolls relentlessly on towards Paris.

Dragon Harvest captures the dramatic second while global leaders learned that during attempting to appease Hitler, they made a grave mistake. An fantastic mixture of background, event, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair's imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.

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There had been fighting here, a lot of it; there was blood on the snow, the ground had been trampled, and branches of trees shot away and scattered. The face had been shot away, a terrible sight; the knees were bent and frozen stiff as rocks. They took the man’s belongings and his dogtag, the little identification disk he wore about his neck. They opened that and cut it into four parts; it was frozen hard, and they ate it like popsicles. IX The ringing of axes is a pleasant sound, especially to a man from Wisconsin where there are lumber camps; it brings memories of hunting and fishing trips, and now it brought hopes of more ration cans, and even of hot food and coffee.

He was quick to guess that Lanny might not wish to be known as his friend. “Soldier, you may wait outside,” said Lanny. It wasn’t the soldier’s business to ask questions, and he went out, closing the door. Lanny held out his hand. He did it with some misgiving, for when he had done the same thing to another prisoner, his old friend Kurt Meissner, Kurt had spat in his face. But Heinrich Jung was a different sort of Nazi; much milder, and always awed by a wealthy and elegant playboy from overseas.

Bastogne was of supreme importance because no fewer than eight roads ran out of it, and five of them were paved; it lay pretty close to the middle of the Bulge, and so long as it was held the enemy would be greatly handicapped. It had some four thousand inhabitants; just one more Belgian town, dull and dingy, but it was destined to immortality, like that other one called Waterloo, and another called Ypres. Five enemy divisions surrounded the town, and their artillery was pouring shells into it; also, they seemed to have a new-style rocket bomb, smaller than the V-2 but more precisely directed.

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