The black obelisk

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Harcourt, Brace, 1957 - Fiction - 434 pages
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A German veteran of World War I observes the changes of the early Twenties.

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User Review  - Tanvir Ahmed - Goodreads

This novel isn't for everyone but it is my favorite. Remarque does a wondrous job creating vivid characters in a small German city in the early 20s. Hyper-inflation, depression and a nation in despair ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ugne Baronaite - Goodreads

Loved this book. A great story. Takes you to the times of war and you get to feel the ambiance and the mood from all the details described in the book.I loved the dialogues, the personage, the sarcasm and humor in this book. Must read. Read full review

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In 1947, after eight successful years in the United States, Remarque became a U.S. citizen. During World War I he was drafted into the German army at the age of 18. After the war he tried various occupations and in his spare time wrote the antimilitaristic All Quiet on the Western Front (1929) that became a classic of modern warfare but was condemned as "defeatist" by the Nazis.The Road Back (1931) is the sequel. His later novels deal with World War II; they have had greater popularity than critical success.

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