The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Bad Faith tells the story of one of history’s most despicable villains and con men—Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and “Commissioner for Jewish Affairs” in France’s Vichy government.
Darquier set about to eliminate Jews in France with brutal efficiency, delivering 75,000 men, women, and children to the Nazis and confiscating Jewish property, which he used for his own gain. Carmen Callil’s riveting and sometimes darkly comic narrative reveals Darquier as a self-obsessed fantasist who found his metier in propagating hatred—a career he denied to his dying day—and traces the heartrending consequences for his daughter Anne of her poisoned family legacy. A brilliant meld of epic sweep and psychological insight, Bad Faith is a startling history of our times.
About the Author: Carmen Callil was born in Australia and moved to England, where she began working in the publishing industry. In 1972 she founded Virago, publishing such authors as A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, and Toni Morrison. She was subsequently Managing and Publishing Director of Chatto & Windus, publisher-atlarge for Random House UK, and Director of Channel 4 Television. The recipient of numerous honorary degrees, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and co-author of The Modern Library.
Título: Bad Faith
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR004607391
Descripción Jonathan Cape, 2006. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fine. No Jacket. First Printing.. AS NEW COPY with uncreased spine, no owner marks in book and no wear to the cover. french hist. Nº de ref. de la librería 53065
Descripción Jonathan Cape, 2006. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP86594085
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. This is the haunting story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen ? Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. He left France after the war, never to be brought to justice. Early in his career, Darquier married the alcoholic Myrtle Jones from Tasmania, equally practised in the arts of fantasy and deception, and together they had a child, Anne, whom they abandoned in England. Her tragic story is woven through the sometimes darkly comic account of Darquier's and French anti-Semitism's rise in the years prior to the Second World War. Nº de ref. de la librería 2071
Descripción Vintage Publishing. Paperback. This brilliant book tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who managed the Vichy government's dirty work, 'controlling' its Jewish population. Born into an established, politically moderate family, Louis Darquier ('de Pellepoix' was a later affectation) proceeded from modest beginnings to dissemble his way to power, continually reinventing himself in conformity with an obsession with racial purity and the latent anti-Semitism of the French Catholic Church. He was the ultimate chancer: always broke, always desperate for attention, social cachet, women and drink, he became 'one of the few men to put on weight during the Second World War', and after it was over he decamped to Spain, never to be brought to justice for having sent thousands of Jews, men, women and children, to the camps. Early on in his career he married the alcoholic Myrtle Jones from Tasmania, equally practised in the arts of fantasy and deception, and together they had a child, Anne Darquier, whom they promptly abandoned to grow up in England under an oppressive mantle of silence. Her tragic story of honourable but exhausting ambition is woven through the narrative. In Carmen Callil's masterful and harrowing account, Darquier's ascent to power during the years leading up to the Second World War comes to mirror the rise of French anti-Semitism and the role it played in the horrors that were to follow. It is a portrait of a society as fragmented and desperate as any before the war, trading miserable second-rate philosophies in search of meaning and power, and of how the people of Vichy turned a blind eye to the shameful things being done under their noses. Epic, elegiac, the product of extraordinary research, this is a study in powerlessness, hatred and the role of remembrance, in a world in which man-made horrors challenge the very idea of justice. First published 2006. Nº de ref. de la librería 4501134
Descripción Jonathan Cape Limited, London, 2007. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex library with laminated covers. Very clean interior. Nº de ref. de la librería 003207
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000429402
Descripción Jonathan Cape, London, 2006. No Binding. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Sm. Cover Crease And Spine Crease. This Tells The Story Of One Of History's Most Despicable Villans And Conmen-Louis Darquier De Pellepoix, Nazi Collaborator And 'Commissioner For Jewish Affairs', Who Managed The Vichy Government's Dirty Work, 'Controlling' Its Jewish Population. Nº de ref. de la librería 000307
Descripción Jonathan Cape, London, 2006. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Nº de ref. de la librería 000848
Descripción Jonathan Cape for Random House, New York. 23.0 x 15.0cms, 614pp, b/w illusts, very good paperback This is the biography of Louis Darquier de Pellepoix and Mrytle Jones, his Australian-born wife, who were Nazi collaborators and managed the Vichy government's program to control France's Jewish population. Nº de ref. de la librería 119872