By Upton Sinclair
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On the eve of global warfare II, Lanny Budd reenters the lethal snake pit of Nazi Germany as a presidential spy
An American paintings specialist raised in an international of ecu wealth and privilege, Lanny Budd is devoted to his socialist beliefs and to combatting the dual scourges of Nazism and Fascism. In 1937, an opportunity come upon in manhattan with Professor Charles Alston—his boss on the Paris Peace convention and now one in every of President Roosevelt's most sensible advisors—provides Lanny with the chance to make a profound difference.
Appointed Presidential Agent 103, the foreign artwork broker embarks on a mystery task that takes him again into the 3rd Reich because the Allied powers organize to cede Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in a futile try and stay away from warfare. yet Lanny's motivations aren't simply political: the girl he loves has fallen into the brutal fingers of the Gestapo, and Lanny will probability every thing to save lots of her.
Presidential Agent is the action-packed 5th installment of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize–winning sequence that brings the 1st half the 20th century to dramatic lifestyles. An remarkable mixture of background, experience, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of the author's imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.
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Johannes Robin, formerly Rabinowich, was making money again, though on a far more modest scale than that which he had known in Germany. Johannes didn’t sell anything to Nazis or Fascists—he left that to his long-time partner, Robbie, who had a stronger stomach. Johannes was tireless in reading newspapers and technical journals, watching out for large-scale business enterprises which perhaps had never realized how they might speed up their work by the use of airplanes. A greatly changed Johannes Robin from the eager and rather egotistical person whom Lanny Budd had happened to meet on a railroad train in Europe nearly a quarter of a century ago.
In America it was supposed to be “sporting” to take divorce lightly and remain friends; and Irma, as an American, would take that right. Nobody, save perhaps the rector of Wickthorpe parish, would be shocked to meet her ladyship’s first husband at dinner in her home; and Fanny Barnes would take the rector off, explain matters to him, and require him to show a true Christian spirit. For heaven’s sake, let him get away with it, and don’t say a word, don’t even frown, but make him feel that he is the most appreciated of personalities!
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