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The Confession

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"The compelling autobiographical account of one of the very few high Communist Party officials to survive a major purge trial."

Originally in French, titled: L'Aveu

Hardcover, 442 pages
Published 1970 by William Morrow (first published 1968)
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R.K. Cowles
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Aug 10, 2009 Mazel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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À Prague, en 1951, un haut responsable politique tchécoslovaque se retrouve accusé d'espionnage au profit des États-Unis.

Tout est fait pour lui extorquer des aveux de crimes qu'il n'a pas commis.

Brisé par la torture — on l'empêche de dormir et de s'arrêter de marcher — il finit par avouer au tribunal des crimes qu'il n'a pas commis en récitant un texte d'aveux que ses bourreaux lui ont fait apprendre par cœur.

Après sa réhabilitation en 1956, il émigre vers la France et, s'il condamne le stali
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Jan 11, 2008 drew rated it liked it
i picked this up at a warehouse-style used book shop in the espionage section, and could not find it on the site or really anywhere online. it took me a while to get through, but it is an interesting read. the differences in his reality and mine are striking, and i am left wanting to know more about his life during the spanish civil war and world war two. i would recommend it to anyone interested in the realities of life in a totalitarian government and the subjectivity of truth.
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