Scum of the Earth

Scum of the Earth

by Arthur Koestler, Walter Laquer
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Eland Publishing Ltd
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Scum of the Earth

A new edition of Arthur Koestler's gripping tale of arrest, imprisonment, and subsequent escape to London from Nazi-occupied France.

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ISBN-13: 9780907871491
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 253
Sales rank: 391,609
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Scum of the Earth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written, as always with Koestler, with lucidity, but this memoir carries a level of day-by-day detail that only true fans of Koestler will appreciate. While the pace is necessarily slow, given the detail which Koestler chose to include, the story remains well worth reading for a window into the truly harrowing life he lived, on the move constantly, on the edge of an abyss, not always one step ahead of the Nazis, frustrated in his attempts to escape from occupied France to England, and finally, managing to survive a war that claimed so many of Europe's brightest, most creative writers. He can be forgiven the mountain of detail; the story is worth the read.