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Robert Calmann-levy Dead at 83

Robert Calmann-Levy, one of France’s best known publishers who headed the family book empire for over 40 years, died yesterday at the age of 83. He was the third generation owner-manager of the Calmann-Levi publishing empire and the man who brought to French readers the books of Arthur Koestler, Hannah Arendt, Jules Isaac and Jacquest Ellul. A combat pilot with the French Air Force during World War I, he was an officer in the Legion of Honor and was awarded the Military Cross for his wartime activities.