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Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancee, and learns of his father's court-martial and imprisonment, he is plunged into the mystery of his family's secret history and driven to uncover the truth about this enigmatic, distant man who'd always refused to talk about his war.

As he pieces together his father's past through military archives, letters, and, finally, notes from a memoir his father wrote while in prison, secretly preserved by the officer who defended him, Stewart starts to assemble a dramatic and baffling chain of events. He learns how Dubin, a JAG lawyer attached to Patton's Third Army and desperate for combat experience, got more than he bargained for when he was ordered to arrest Robert Martin, a wayward OSS officer who, despite his spectacular bravery with the French Resistance, appeared to be acting on orders other than his commanders'. In pursuit of Martin, Dubin and his sergeant are parachuted into Bastogne just as the Battle of the Bulge reaches its apex. Pressed into the leadership of a desperately depleted rifle company, the men are forced to abandon their quest for Martin and his fiery, maddeningly elusive comrade, Gita, as they fight for their lives through carnage and chaos the likes of which Dubin could never have imagined.

In reconstructing the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield, in the courtroom, and in love, Stewart gains a closer understanding of his past, of his father's character, and of the brutal nature of war itself.

Synopsis:

Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fianc

Synopsis:

Stewart Dubinsky plunges into the mystery of his family's secret history when he discovers his deceased father's wartime letters to his former fiance, revealing his court-martial and imprisonment during World World II. 600,000 first printing.

About the Author

Scott Turow is the world-famous author of six bestselling novels about the law, from Presumed Innocent (1987) to Reversible Errors (2002), and of the nonfiction works One L (1988) and Ultimate Punishment (2003), all published by FSG. He lives with his family outside Chicago, where he is a partner in the firm of Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374706173
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Subject:
General Fiction
Author:
Scott Turow
Author:
Turow, Scott
Subject:
General
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Audio Books-Mystery and Horror
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
371

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

Ordinary Heroes: A Novel
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Product details 371 pages Farrar, Straus and Giroux - English 9780374706173 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fianc
"Synopsis" by , Stewart Dubinsky plunges into the mystery of his family's secret history when he discovers his deceased father's wartime letters to his former fiance, revealing his court-martial and imprisonment during World World II. 600,000 first printing.
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