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Robert Harris (novelist)
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"Sturmbannfuhrer was an SS title, equivalent in Wehrmacht rank to major, and Ratka—dog tired and skin soaked though he was—seemed eager to show respect. March knew his type without even looking around: three applications to transfer to the Kripo, all turned down; a dutiful wife who had produced a football team of children for the Fuhrer; an income of 200 Reichmarks a month. A life lived in hope," Tuesday, April 14, 1964, Chapter 1, p. 4.

"March had seen a score of young men like Jost in the past year. There were more of them every day. Rebelling against their parents. Questioning the state. Listening to American radio stations. Circulating their crudely printed copies of proscribed books—Gunter Grass and Graham Greene, George Orwell and J.D. Salinger. Chiefly, they protested against the war—the seemingly endless struggle against the American-backed Soviet guerillas, which had been grinding on...

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