Synopses & Reviews
In Americans in Paris, tales of adventure, passion, deceit, and survival unfold as journalist Charles Glass tells the story of some remarkable expatriates and their struggles in Nazi Paris. Before World War II, around thirty thousand Americans lived in Paris. When war broke out in 1939, nearly five thousand remained. As citizens of a neutral nation, Americans in Paris believed they had little to fear. They were wrong. Recovered letters, diaries, war documents, and police files reveal how they were trapped in a web of intrigue. For four years, they were intimately caught up in the citys fate. This is an exciting, fast-paced, and elegant account of the moral contradictions faced by these Americans duringan unforgettable tale of treachery by some, cowardice by others, and unparalleled bravery by a few.