Lieutenant Schreiber's Country The Story of a Forgotten Hero By Andrei Makine, Translated by Grace McQuillan
Acclaimed Novelist Andrei Makine Celebrates True Patriotism in This Time of False Heroes
Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber enlisted in the French army at the outset of World War II and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant. Despite his patriotism and courage in defending his country, in which he narrowly escaped death several times, he suffered the bigotry of his fellow soldiers until he was expelled from the army for being Jewish. He sought exile in Spain and was deported and interned in a concentration camp before he managed to join the Allied army in North Africa. He eventually participated in the triumphant liberation of his homeland.

His story, almost forgotten, would have remained unknown if not for the efforts of the award-winning and internationally bestselling author Andrei Makine, Retelling Servan-Schreiber's dramatic life with a novelist's skill, he reveals a man who embraced experience in all its joys and sorrows, who knew the pleasures of love amid the savagery of war, and who could forgive the hatred he was subjected to but never forget it. In Servan-Schreiber, who is now nearly a centenarian, Makine celebrates virtues that every citizen should be reminded of: self-sacrifice, honor, love of country, and true heroism.

TitleLieutenant Schreiber's Country
SubtitleThe Story of a Forgotten Hero
AuthorBy Andrei Makine, Translated by Grace McQuillan
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published8 May 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Andrei Makine was born in Siberia in 1957. Raised in the Soviet Union, he was granted political asylum by France in 1987 and now lives in Paris. Makine is an internationally best-selling author, who won the Goncourt Prize and the Medicis Prize, the two highest literary awards in France, for his novel Dreams of My Russian Summer, and became a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Ten of Makine’s acclaimed novels have been have been published in translation by Arcade Publishing.

"Through Andreï Makine's words, the tale of Schreiber's life is transformed into the most precious of success stories."—Le Figaro
"Beautiful writing with moving pages about what Makine calls 'a national injustice.'"—La Presse
ISBNs: 9781628728040 978-1-62872-804-0 Title: lieutenant schreibers country category:BIO ISBNs: 9781628728071 978-1-62872-807-1 Title: lieutenant schreibers country category:BIO 
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