With a focus on the relationship between Orwell and Kopp during the Spanish Civil War, 'George Orwell's Commander in Spain: The Enigma of Georges Kopp' is the first biography of a fascinating figure: double spy, fraud, brilliant inventor and stout-hearted commander.
Thames River Press
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15 October 2013
Introduction by the Author; Chapter 1: The Beginnings of a Turbulent Life; Chapter 2: 'A Comic Opera with an Occasional Death'; Chapter 3: On Heroism and Banality; Chapter 4: The Revolution Eats Its Children; Chapter 5: Wein, Weib und Gesang; Chapter 6: Free at Last; Chapter 7: 'I Want to Live Grand and Gloriously'; Chapter 8: In Service of a Puppet Government; Chapter 9: Spy... or Double Spy?; Chapter 10: Gentleman, Farmer, Inventor; Chapter 11: To Be or Not to Be O'Brien; Chapter: 12 Downhill; Epilogue by Professor Peter Davison; Notes; Sources; Acknowledgements
Marc Wildemeersch is a writer and teacher, whose previous work includes 'Noem ons geen helden' (Don't Call us Heroes), 'Knijp nu je ogen dicht' (Do Close Your Eyes) and 'De man die Belg wilde worden. Georges Kopp, commandant van George Orwell', the original Dutch edition of this book. Married with 4 children, he currently resides near medieval Brugge in Belgium.www.marcwildemeersch.be
Reviews for George Orwell's Commander in Spain: The Enigma of Georges Kopp
'An indispensable book for all interested in Orwell and, indeed, the machinations of espionage rings in World War II.' -Peter Davison, editor of 'The Complete Works of George Orwell'