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Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation


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An unforgettable portrait of Paris and Vichy France during the Nazi occupation.

Americans in Paris recounts tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation through the eyes of the Americans who lived through it all. Renowned journalist Charles Glass tells the story of a remarkable cast of five thousand expatriates — artists, writers, scientists, playboys, musicians, cultural mandarins, and ordinary businessmen — and their struggles in Nazi Paris. Glass's discovery of letters, diaries, war documents, and police files reveals as never before how Americans were trapped in a web of intrigue, collaboration, and courage.

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Charles Glass is a renowned journalist and former ABC News correspondent. His books include Tribes with Flags, The Tribes Triumphant, Money for Old Rope, and The Northern Front. He divides his time between Paris, London, and Tuscany.

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mikemalone, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by mikemalone)
The best history book you will ever read about occupied Paris in WW II. Here is the story of the 2000 or so Americans who remained in Paris after the Nazi invasion. This is the story of life and liberty degrading each day as the Nazi's bleed the city dry. I particularly love the story of Sylvia Beach who ran the legendary book store Shakespeare and Company. When confronted with a Nazi officer insisting on purchasing the last copy of Finnegans Wake, Sylvia refused, and finally closed the bookstore to protect her collection of books, many of them on the Nazi ban list. One day they came for her, and her story became the story of many other in Paris. Here is the Paris of four hard years of occupation, everyday life becomes a struggle to survive. The author, Charles Glass, is compelling in painting the picture of the transformation whether citing city census statistics to show the migration of who left and who stayed or the daily menu and prices at the butcher.
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Education France, May 9, 2011 (view all comments by Education France)
Interesting, true stories of Americans in WWII France. highlights ambiguity of "neutrals". Some remarkable portraits of heroes, traitors and opportunists. Well written but loosely organized. Recommended.
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Glass, Charles
Penguin Books
Europe - France
Military - World War II
Social history
Military-World War II General
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