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The Winston Affair

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
During the Second World War, a military lawyer is embroiled in the toughest case of his career when he must defend a fellow murderous officer

In the midst of World War II, Captain Barney Adams’s superiors call on him with a very unusual request. A troubled US army lieutenant has confessed to murdering a British officer, and Captain Adams has been assigned as his defense att
ebook, 170 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 1959)
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Mar 12, 2016 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Many years ago I read some of Howard Fast's historical fiction, but I wasn't aware he also wrote mysteries. This story is set in World War II, in the dregs of the Indian theater. Mr. Fast gives enough detail to give us a taste of the area but the main focus is on the court-martial drama and the ethical dilemma our hero faces. The book also includes a brief biography of Howard Fast, making me want more.
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Jan 16, 2015 Linda Glass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reads like a screen play. It's mostly dialogue and monologue and as I was reading, I could hear the actors speaking those lines in a black and white movie. Dramatic, terse, like so many courtroom and military movies of the '40s and 50's.
Mar 06, 2015 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Army court martial during WWII and a defense attorney who stays true to himself.

First published 1959, and still remains a classic.
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Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible ...more
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