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By Erich Maria Remarque

He evocative tale of a guy with no kingdom, Arch of Triumph is an international battle II–era vintage from the writer of All Quiet at the Western Front.

It is 1939. regardless of a legislation banning him from appearing surgical procedure, Ravic—a German health care professional and refugee dwelling in Paris—has been treating the various city’s so much elite voters for 2 years at the behalf of 2 less-than-skillful French physicians.

Forbidden to come to his personal nation, and dodging the standard risks of detention center and deportation, Ravic manages to hold on—all the whereas looking for the Nazi who tortured him again in Germany. And even though he’s given up at the risk of affection, existence has a curious means of taking a flip for the romantic, even throughout the worst of times.

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These were the men who signed documents or spoke words and caused French industry to move along this line or that; and Charles Prosper Eugène Schneider, in many ways the most powerful of them all, invited them to meet an American industrialist, solid and substantial like themselves, yet a man of vision, who had foreseen what was coming and prepared for it, and who now in this crisis might be able to turn the tide of history and save imperiled Marianne from a fate worse than death. X Robbie knew that this was an important occasion for him; in some ways the most important of his later years.

They were still predatory animals, trying to enrich themselves at the expense of others, and thus filling their hearts with jealousy and hatred. They did not a little quarreling among themselves, but considered that they got along fairly well as families go. They all had to be proud of Robbie Budd, whether they wanted to or not, and the knowledge of this was one of the quiet and solid satisfactions which Robbie took with him wherever he traveled. But he had gone his stubborn way, and now he sat at the gambling table, preparing to rake in the chips, and grinning at those townsmen who had been invited to come in with him and had declined.

He had been there, and knew the spirit of the people; with what they had learned about the atrocities in captured Valencia and Barcelona, every man and woman would understand that it was better to die fighting. “All those comrades, Lanny! ” “We simply can’t save them, Raoul; and what good does it do to fool either them or ourselves? Such is the help which men of social conscience can give to the masses, and when in future years the records are opened and secrets laid bare it will be found that in every country there were men and women who rebelled against the despotism of la haute finance, and found ways to tip off its opponents.

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