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John Marson Dunaway

John Marson Dunaway has taught French and Interdisciplinary Studies at Mercer University since 1972. A native Georgian with degrees from Emory (BA) and Duke Universities (MA, PhD), he has devoted his research career to modern French religious writers and is author or editor of seven books.

Books by John Marson Dunaway

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The Torturer
By author: Vladimir Volkoff   Translated by: John Marson Dunaway
Product Code: P525
ISBN: 9780881465648
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Price:  $20.00
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THE TORTURER provides an unforgettable case study in the controversy over torture. The hero, Robert Lavilhaud (pronounced “Lavilio,” he insists), is an incredibly idealistic young officer and a fiercely devout Catholic. He is devoted to the highest traditional ideals of military service and to the Grand Dream of what Algeria can become as a fully integrated, prosperous département of France. After his military service is completed, Lavilhaud plans to marry and finish his graduate studies in order to settle in French Algeria as a professor of literature. As officer in charge of a unit that is charged with interrogating insurrectionists and terrorists, he finds that circumstances overcome his convictions. At the same time, De Gaulle reneges on his earlier commitment to keep Algeria French. Loyalists like Lavilhaud, the Harkis, and the four French generals who staged a coup in opposition to De Gaulle’s volte-face find themselves abandoned. Lavilhaud becomes the fall-guy in the political turmoil and ends up serving time in prison. Yet in the end, there is new hope for him in the form of a totally unexpected visitor to his prison cell.
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