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A Broken Land By Jack Ludlow

A Broken Land by Jack Ludlow

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Summary

1936. Having returned from Abyssinia, soldier of fortune Cal Jardine is convinced to travel to Barcelona and help facilitate rival athletic games to the Berlin Olympics. But now he finds himself in Spain as the first shots of civil war ring out; and the demands of friendship, love, and politics embroil Jardine once again in foreign war.

A Broken Land Summary

A Broken Land: An enthralling novel of the Spanish Civil War by Jack Ludlow

1936. Having returned from Abyssinia, soldier of fortune Cal Jardine is convinced by his abhorrence of fascism to travel to Barcelona and help facilitate rival athletic games to the Berlin Olympics. But now he finds himself in Spain as the first shots of civil war ring out; and friendship, love, and political conviction converge to persuade Jardine to stay and once again embroil himself in foreign war. Discovering that the British athletes attending the games are keen to enlist for the fight, Jardine agrees to train them into a professional force. With old army comrade Vince Castellano and his beautiful interpreter Florencia Gardiola by his side, Jardine leads the athletes through the street battles of Barcelona and onto the fighting in the Catalan countryside, acquiring famous friends and effective allies along the way - as well as dangerous enemies. Manfred Drecker is a German communist diehard, who brooks no moral qualms in his deadly determination to see Spain transformed into a socialist state under the rule of the Soviet Union. Having witnessed his trickery and torture, Jardine is already on his guard against Drecker; but when murderous betrayal blights his previous fortune, Jardine will go to any lengths to seek suitable revenge ...

A Broken Land Reviews

'A rip-roaring page-turner with considerable depth. A vivid, authentic flavour of those turbulent times, laced as it is with carefully worked-in historical detail that's informative without being intrusive' Historical Novels Review

About Jack Ludlow

Jack Ludlow is the pseudonym of David Donachie, who was born in Edinburgh in 1944. David Donachie has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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GOR003887440
9780749011802
0749011807
A Broken Land: An enthralling novel of the Spanish Civil War by Jack Ludlow
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Allison & Busby
2012-02-16
416
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