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Staying out of hell

Author: James Alexander Thom
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1985.
Series: Ballantine/Fiction
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English
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Author's note: "Like my character, Scotty Montgomery, I grew up in the idyllic prewar Midwest, was a Marine, and later a journalist appalled by the apparent cheapness of life and the world's casual disregard for human suffering. Like my protagonist, I am unable to reconcile my country's two roles: the citadel of humane idealism, and the leading world merchant of death-dealing weapons. I hope by this novel to awaken  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Alexander Thom
ISBN: 0345306651 : 9780345306654
OCLC Number: 12308594
Description: 330 p. ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Ballantine/Fiction
Responsibility: James Alexander Thom.

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Author's note: "Like my character, Scotty Montgomery, I grew up in the idyllic prewar Midwest, was a Marine, and later a journalist appalled by the apparent cheapness of life and the world's casual disregard for human suffering. Like my protagonist, I am unable to reconcile my country's two roles: the citadel of humane idealism, and the leading world merchant of death-dealing weapons. I hope by this novel to awaken our benumbed souls to the awful absurdities with which we live."

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