Originally scheduled for June, this was reported April 15th, as follows:- ""A capably handled story of Germany after defeat,...

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Originally scheduled for June, this was reported April 15th, as follows:- ""A capably handled story of Germany after defeat, which shows a Germany still alien to the well-meaning, if not always well-administered, attempts of the democracies to convert her to democracy. It is done through the story of two men:- Peter Olden, born in Germany, becomes an anti-Nazi at 23, goes to America and marries superficial, social Patricia who was busier with her benevolence than with him; he returns to Germany with the OSS. After the peace, he meets again Maria, whom he has once loved, and whom he now realizes he should have married. He jeopardizes his military career for her, and eventually secures a divorce to return to Germany where he will continue to work for the concepts of America. Secondarily, it is the story of Major Stroud, a man of fifty odd, and the Polish girl who becomes his mistress, bears his child, but does not separate him from America or his family....An able, but perhaps not outstanding, piece of work, which combines political issues with romantic interests. It lacks the terrific impact of his earlier work- A Thousand Shall Fall- but it should have considerable sale as a human interest story of today, sufficient to override the hesitancy of the public to read about problems arising from the war.

Pub Date: Oct. 6, 1947

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1947