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The Resource The great swindle, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne

The great swindle, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne

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The great swindle
Title
The great swindle
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Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne
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eng
Summary
"The year is 1918, the war on the Western Front all but over. An ambitious officer, Lieutenant Henry D'Aulnay-Pradelle, sends two soldiers over the top and then surreptitiously shoots them in the back to incite his men to attack the German lines. When another of D'Aulnay-Pradelle's soldiers, Albert Maillard, reaches the bodies and discovers how they died, the lieutenant shoves him into a shell hole to silence him. Albert is rescued by fellow soldier, the artist Edouard Péricourt, who takes a bullet in the face. The war ends and both men recover, but Edouard is permanently disfigured, and fakes his death to prevent his family from seeing him as a cripple. In gratitude for Edouard's rescue, Albert becomes the injured man's companion and caregiver. Finding that the postwar gratitude for the soldiers' service is nothing more than lip-service to an empty idea, the two men scramble to survive, ultimately devising a scam to take money for never-to-be-built war memorials from small towns. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Pradelle has married Edouard's sister Madeline and is running a scam of his own that involves the exhumation of war victims."--provided by publisher
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1951-
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Lemaître, Pierre
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Wynne, Frank
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Veterans
Label
The great swindle, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne
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Publication
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BK0016557039
Extent
442 p. ;
Isbn
9781623659035
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: HRD
Label
The great swindle, Pierre Lemaitre ; translated by Frank Wynne
Publication
Control code
BK0016557039
Extent
442 p. ;
Isbn
9781623659035
Isbn Type
: HRD

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