Martin Malachi Brendan - Windswept house


Author : Martin Malachi Brendan
Title : Windswept house A Vatican novel
Year : 2001

Link download : Martin_Malachi_Brendan_-_Windswept_house.zip

History as Prologue : End Signs. 1957. DIPLOMATS schooled in harsh times and in the toughest ways of finance, trade and international rivalry are not much given to omens. Still, today's enterprise brimmed with such promise that the six Foreign Ministers who gathered in Rome on March 25, 1957, felt that everything smwunding them-the rock-solid centrality of Europe's premier city, the cleansing winds, the open skies, the benign smile of the day's climate-was fortune's very cloak of blessing drawn about them as they laid the foundation stone for a new edifice of nations. As partners in the creation of a new Europe that would sweep away the squabbling nationalism tha had so often split this ancient delta, these six men and their governments were one in their faith that they were about to open their lands to a wider economic horizon and a taller political sky than had ever been contemplated. They were about to sign the treaties of Rome. They were about to create the European Economic Community. In recent memory, nothing but death and destruction had been spawned in their capitals. Only the year before, the Soviets had underscored their expansionist determination in the blood of Hungary's attempted uprising; any day Soviet armor could roll across Europe. No one expected the U.S.A. and its Marshall Plan to carry forever the burdens of building the new Europe. Nor did any European government wish to be clamped between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. in a rivalry that could only deepen in the decades ahead. ...

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