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This is an auction for AMERICANS IN PARIS: LIFE AND DEATH UNDER NAZI OCCUPATION 1940-1944, by Charles Glass.

"A story of extraordinary precision... absorbing."
- Financial Times (UK)

"Rich in intrigue and heroism... a fascinating treat."
- Antony Beevor in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

"Glass skilfully uses memoirs, diaries, letters, documents and official records to draw a picture of expatriates caught in a mesh of deceit, bravery, self-sacrifice and fear, and places them in the context of diplomacy and the wider war."
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“When the German army marched into Paris on June 14, 1940, approximately 5000 Americans remained in Paris. They had refused or been unable to leave for many different reasons; their actions during the course of the German occupation would prove to be just as varied. Glass interweaves the experiences of some of the individuals who belonged to this unique colony of American expatriates living in Paris. Among the stories highlighted are those of Charles Bedaux, an American millionaire determined to carry on with his business affairs as usual; Sylvia Beach, owner of the famous English-language bookstore Shakespeare & Company; Clara Longworth de Chambrun, patroness of the American Library in Paris and distantly related to FDR; and Dr Sumner Jackson, the American Hospital’s chief surgeon. These fascinating tales reflect the complicated network of choices—passive compromise, outright collaboration, patient retreat, and active resistance—that existed for Americans caught in the German web.”
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 2009.

524 pages + 16 pages of photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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