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Habgier, Mord und Schuld – Crime noir vom Feinsten

Die Gedanken des hoch verschuldeten Bankangestellten und Familienvaters William Marble kreisen verzweifelt und unablässig ums Geld. Als er eines Tages unerwartet Besuch von seinem reichen Neffen bekommt, ergreift Marble die Gelegenheit beim Schopf und ermordet den jungen Verwandten kurzerhand. Die Leiche vergräbt er im Schutze der Dunkelheit im Garten hinter dem Haus. Nun ist er zwar plötzlich reich, doch seine Schuldgefühle machen ihm das Leben zur Hölle.

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The book John Kelly reads every time he gets a promotion to remind him of ‘the perils of hubris, the pitfalls of patriotism and duty unaccompanied by critical thinking’

The most vivid, moving – and devastating – word-portrait of a World War One British commander ever written, here re-introduced by Max Hastings.

C.S. Forester’s 1936 masterpiece follows Lt General Herbert Curzon, who fumbled a fortuitous early step on the path to glory in the Boer War. 1914 finds him an honourable, decent, brave and wholly unimaginative colonel. Survival through the early slaughters in which so many fellow-officers perished then brings him rapid promotion. By 1916, he is a general in command of 100,000 British soldiers, whom he leads through the horrors of the Somme and Passchendaele, a position for which he is entirely unsuited and intellectually unprepared.

Wonderfully human with Forester’s droll relish for human folly on full display, this is the story of a man of his time who is anything but wicked, yet presides over appalling sacrifice and tragedy. In his awkwardness and his marriage to a Duke’s unlovely, unhappy daughter, Curzon embodies Forester’s full powers as a storyteller. His half-hero is patriotic, diligent, even courageous, driven by his sense of duty and refusal to yield to difficulties. But also powerfully damned is the same spirit which caused a hundred real-life British generals to serve as high priests at the bloodiest human sacrifice in the nation’s history. A masterful and insightful study about the perils of hubris and unquestioning duty in leadership, The General is a fable for our times.

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Publisher
Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
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Published on
Feb 20, 2015
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9783423424226
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
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