The Outlaws

Taal: Engels
The Outlaws
Uitgever: Arktos Media
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781907166495
  • Druk: 1
  • mei 2013
  • 436 pagina's
Alle productspecificaties

Samenvatting

It is November 1918. Germany has just surrendered after four years of the most savage warfare in history. It is teetering on the brink of total social and economic collapse, and the German people now lie at the mercy of new, liberal politicians who despise everything Germany once stood for. The Communists are rioting in the streets, threatening to topple the new government in Weimar and bring about their own revolution. The frontline soldiers are returning from the hell of the war to find an unrecognizable land, the principles and traditions they had sacrificed so much to defend now the stuff of mockery. The narrator of The Outlaws, a 16-year-old military cadet, is too young to have served in the trenches, but feels the sting of this betrayal no less than they. Since Germany's armies have been all but disbanded, he joins the paramilitary Freikorps - groups of veterans who refuse to lay down their arms, and who have pledged to stop the Communists - and begins fighting, first in the streets of Germany's cities, and then in the Baltic states, defending Germany's eastern frontiers from Communist subversion while ignoring the calls to disengage by the meek politicians at home. After months of intense fighting abroad, the Freikorps soldiers return to settle scores with their enemies in Germany, dreaming of a nationalist counter-revolution, and, their trigger fingers still itchy, fix their sights on bringing down the hated new government once and for all...The Outlaws is a chronicle of the experiences of the men who fought in the Freikorps, but it is also an adventure and a war story about an entire generation of soldiers who loved their homeland more than peace and comfort, and who refused to accept defeat at any price. What we wanted we did not know; but what we knew we did not want. To force a way through the prisoning wall of the world, to march over burning fields, to stamp over ruins and scattered ashes, to dash recklessly through wild forests, over blasted heaths, to push, conquer, eat our way through towards the East, to the white, hot, dark, cold land that stretched between ourselves and Asia - was that what we wanted? I do not know whether that was our desire, but that was what we did. And the search for reasons why was lost in the tumult of continuous fighting. - p. 65 Ernst von Salomon (1902-1972) was one of the writers of the German Conservative Revolution of the 1920s. Like the narrator of The Outlaws, he was a military cadet at the end of the First World War, and joined the Freikorps, participating in many of the events described in the book, including the assassination of Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, for which he was imprisoned. He went on to write many books and film scripts.

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2013
Afmetingen
21,8 x 13,9 x 3,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
436 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Ernst Von Salomon
Uitgever
Arktos Media

EAN

EAN
9781907166495

Overige kenmerken

Extra groot lettertype
Nee
Gewicht
552 g
Verpakking breedte
140 mm
Verpakking hoogte
24 mm
Verpakking lengte
216 mm

Je vindt dit artikel in

Categorieën
Boek, ebook of luisterboek?
Boek
Snelle bezorgopties
Vandaag Bezorgd, Vandaag Ophalen, Avondbezorging, Zondagbezorging, Gratis verzending
Nog geen reviews
Bindwijze: Paperback
17 19
Adviesprijs € 21,49
Je bespaart 20%
Op voorraad
Select
Voor 23:59 besteld, morgen in huis Tooltip
Verkoop door: bol.com
In winkelwagen
Wat je kan verwachten:
  • Gratis verzending door bol.com vanaf 20 euro
  • Ophalen bij een bol.com afhaalpunt mogelijk
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
  • Dag en nacht klantenservice
  • Cadeautje? Laat het voor je inpakken en bezorgen

Bezorgopties

  • Vandaag nog in huis (bestel doordeweeks voor 14:00, bezorging tussen 18:00 en 22:00)
  • Doordeweeks ook ’s avonds in huis
  • Ook zondag in huis (bestel voor za 23:59)
  • Kies zelf de bezorgdag
  • Vandaag nog bij afhaalpunt (bestel voor 12:00, ophalen vanaf 17:00)
Bekijk alle bezorgopties