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eBook One of Us download

by David Freeman

eBook One of Us download ISBN: 078670490X
Author: David Freeman
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub; 1st Carroll & Graf ed edition (October 1, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 278
ePub: 1936 kb
Fb2: 1413 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

David Freeman's One of Us is a terrific read, a story that feels like an epic but moves like a thriller. The pre-WWII Cairo setting in Cairo is throughly convincing, as is the Last-Days-of-the- British-Empire atmosphere.

David Freeman's One of Us is a terrific read, a story that feels like an epic but moves like a thriller. The characters are believable, even the somewhat unbelievable King Farouk.

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David Freeman is an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and journalist who studied playwriting .

David Freeman is an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and journalist who studied playwriting and dramatic literature at the Yale Drama School and currently teaches screenwriting seminars in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife Judith Gingold. Freeman wrote the last draft for Alfred Hitchcock's final project, The Short Night, a projected spy thriller which was never produced due to Hitchcock's failing health Contents. A Hollywood Education (short story collection).

David Freeman’s books include It’s All True, A Hollywood Education, and One of U.

David Freeman’s books include It’s All True, A Hollywood Education, and One of Us. CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES. Lies Like Truth: On Fiction, Reality, and Fictional Reality. by David Freeman. ISBN 9780786704903 (978-0-7867-0490-3) Hardcover, Carroll & Graf Pub, 1997. Passing on the Baton: The Role of Christian Education (Roots & Shoots). ISBN 9781901075908 (978-1-901075-90-8) Softcover, Salt & Light Ministries, 2001. Coauthors & Alternates. Additional Contributors.

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A novel covering the last days of colonial Egypt tells of a British officer who brings his beautiful young wife to Cairo only to see her fall in love with an Egyptian prince while war rages around all of them
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Bil
Set in Alexandria and Cairo just prior to and during World War II, One of Us depicts the efforts Britain made to control Egypt, Suez, and the destiny of the region. As its protectorate was ending, plenipot Malcolm Cheyne believed that the best way to control Egypt was through young prince Farouk--to make him "one of us" by sending him to school in England, providing tutoring by a young Briton, James Peel, and even trying to provide for him a British bride. As representatives of Britain enjoyed the sensuous pleasures of Alexandria, manipulated events in Cairo and at the palace, and even attempted, eventually, to influence the by-now King Farouk by forcing his abdication, feeling quite justified all the while, Farouk showed how "one-of-us" he really was. Playing the Nazis against the British, ignoring the terms under which Egypt became "independent," attempting to seduce Ambassador Cheyne's wife, and leading a sensuous life the British ironically considered debauched, Farouk showed himself to be student who learned his lessons well. A fascinating look at a Egypt in the forties and at Farouk before he became a caricature of himself.
Mr.Bean
This is an extremely readable reconstruction of that twilight period in the British Empire when it was about to fade. The war accelerated the whole process. The pages of this novel use the growing concern that Egyptian loyalties were fragile, and that the Suez Canal might fall into German hands as the backdrop for a racy story of human foibles. Freeman has a delicate touch when describing intimacies that otherwise could be blunt and crude. One is never offended, just curious to read on and discover how the story will pan out. It is light yet for those familiar with the colonial era nostalgic.

The book does not pretend to be authoritative, and there are enough references gleaned from the research to make the context compelling and believable. I am sorry that Giritli was disappointed that the book was not more than it was supposed to be.
Moswyn
One Of Us is both a fascinating read and a disappointing story. The British Colonial world that is long gone has been evocatively and lovingly recreated. The author was able to bring the reader back to pre-WWII Egypt with all its sights, sounds and smells. The story is an intriguing love quadrangle, played out against the decline of England's hold on its colonies. And while there are some very funning and rich passages, the story feels slight and the characters thinly drawn. A deeper delving into the characters motivations (other than patriotism, ego and lust) would have been enough to make this a great novel. Instead it's only a good one.
tref
Having a background that touches on Alexandria - during those years - and Cairo for that matter, I could not help thinking that what is described and used as scenic material in this quite well written but essentially vapid, prosaic and ill informed book is an affront to Alexandria, Cairo and possibly even Farouk. Considering everything I could only deduce that Mr Freeman got his information about both cities by following a guide book, reading a couple of best-selling pulp novels (his sex scenes are in themselves unbelievable) Did this man ever visit Egypt???I wonder? As for the characters - at least with Durrell and Forester and Cavafy one wanted (and did in fact know) some of them and they had dimension, moved and fornicated and carried on in a world that has vanished - I agree, but it was not the shoddy little papier mache escapade that Mr Freeman exposes us to -
Rasmus
David Freeman's One of Us is a terrific read, a story that feels like an epic but moves like a thriller. The pre-WWII Cairo setting in Cairo is throughly convincing, as is the Last-Days-of-the- British-Empire atmosphere. The characters are believable, even the somewhat unbelievable King Farouk. Highly recommended.