Three To A Loaf: A Novel of The Great War by Michael J. GoodspeedThree To A Loaf: A Novel of The Great War by Michael J. Goodspeed

Three To A Loaf: A Novel of The Great War

byMichael J. Goodspeed

Paperback | March 4, 2008

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Three to a Loaf is the First World War story of Rory Ferrall, a young Canadian officer of Anglo-German descent who, after being wounded and disfigured at Ypres, comes to the attention of British military intelligence. Ferrall's German background is valuable to the war's planners. Hundreds of German-Americans had returned to the Fatherland to fight for the Kaiser at the outbreak of war in August 1914 and the British captured one. Cleverly trained to impersonate the captured German-American officer, Ferrall is smuggled into wartime Germany to infiltrate the German General Staff and discover their top-secret plan to break the stalemate on the Western Front.

A page-turning novel of war and espionage, Three to a Loaf is also a portrait of societies and individuals pushed to the breaking point, and in some cases, beyond. Michael Goodspeed artfully blends the tension of a thriller with period detail, the detached commentary of a nitty-gritty travelogue, and psychological understanding of a harried man facing soul-destroying ethical decisions.

MICHAEL GOODSPEED, an officer in the Princess Patricia?s Canadian Light Infantry, has served on numerous overseas missions. Besides Our Only Shield, his new Rory Ferrall novel, he is author of When Reason Fails: Portraits of Armies at War.
Title:Three To A Loaf: A Novel of The Great WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:365 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:March 4, 2008Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0978160061

ISBN - 13:9780978160067

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This was a remarkable novel. It was a great read and I had trouble putting it down. The plot is a real steam-roller, the characters are entirely believable; the research that went into this must have been enormous as it is accurate in some of the most minute details. If you like history, espionage and intrigue this has it. This novel is truly a sleeper. I can't recommend it enough
Date published: 2009-02-10

Editorial Reviews

A great read.didn't put it down until 1 a.m. .a full-bodied, compelling espionage thriller. Goodspeed has captured the horror of life in the mud and blood-filled trenches of World War I as only an experienced soldier with a great eye can. On top of that, he's got down pat the cultural differences in the manners, mindsets and methods of the Britons and Germans among whom his Canadian hero finds himself. - Joe Schlesinger, award-winning CBC journalist and foreign correspondent