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The Pledge by Howard Fast

The Pledge

by Howard Fast

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Foreign correspondent Bruce Bacon has uncovered the truth about one of World War II's most shocking acts of genocide. When he tries to get his story into print, he becomes not a hero but an outcast, persecuted by his own government. Outraged, he is suddenly a man betrayed by all he holds dear, except his belief in freedom and his passion for an Irish beauty.… (more)



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foreign corresp. British in India - Molly
McCarthy era in prison - dull

Bruce Bacon, a war correspondent stationed in Bengal near the end of World War II, investigates a terrible famine that has left millions in India starving to death, despite ample food supplies stored--and allegedly withheld--by the British. Seeking to tell his story back in New York, Bacon meets members of a communist organization, including a "Daily Worker" reporter named Molly Maguire. But the America he returns to is not the same one he left behind, and soon Bacon discovers that associating with communists has put him squarely in the crosshairs of the House Un-American Activities Committee.
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