The Antagonists Summary
Ernest K. Gann

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The Antagonists Summary

Gann's introductory note to The Antagonists, his classic historical novel, addresses its contemporary significance by recalling such recent martyrs as the Hungarian freedom fighters, the North and South Vietnamese, Cubans, and French, among others, who decided against living "without what they personally conceived as freedom." Here Gann extols patriotism while not taking political sides, a position he maintains in the autobiography.

In writing of the Masada Jews who committed mass suicide under a...

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