Loyalties

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HarperCollins Canada, Limited, Aug 24, 1995 - Fiction - 608 pages
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Berthe von Hoffmann, a submarine commander's wife who is sickened by the Nazi regime, joins a secret resistance movement. Jonathan Talbot, an American naval intelligence officer, is in mortal combat with the presidency and his wife, Annie, over wartime policy. Three figures in a dazzling mosaic, they must each act from their hearts to find an honorable peace.

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Loyalties: a novel of World War II

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Two families, one German and one American, confront the meaning of loyalty and betrayal during World War II. In fall 1941, Ernst von Hoffman mistakes an American destroyer for a British one and ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

Thomas Fleming is the author of more than 40 books of fiction and history. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the son of a powerful local politician, who gave him a lifelong interest in politics and history. He is the only writer in the seventy year history of the Book of the Month Club to win main selections in both fiction and nonfiction. His 1981 novel, "The Officers' Wives, won international acclaim, selling more than 2,000,000 copies." Liberty! The American Revolution was listed as one of the eight best books of 1997 by the History Book Club.
Fleming has made the Revolution his special field.
Three of his books have won best-book-of-the-year citations from the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He has also demonstrated a sweeping grasp of the entire course of American history in West Point: "The Men and Times of the U.S. Military Academy, The New Dealers' War and other books. Fleming is a senior scholar on the board of the National Center for the American Revolution. He is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He often appears as a commentator on PBS, the History Channel and A&E. He lives in New York.

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