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Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation 1940-44
 
 
Author
Charles Glass.
Publisher Harper  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.75 inches
ISBN 9780007228539
Pages/Publication Date 524/2009
Daedalus Item Code 32502
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Before the Second World War began, approximately 30,000 Americans lived in Paris, and when war broke out in 1939 almost 5,000 remained. As citizens of a neutral nation, the Americans in Paris believed they had little to fear. But foreign correspondent Charlie Glass's discovery of letters, diaries, war documents, and police files reveals that Americans were trapped in a web of intrigue and collaboration from the start.

"A vivid gallery of expatriates animates this chronicle of Paris during the Second World War. Drawing heavily on primary source material, Glass narrates the Nazi Occupation year by year, unfolding stories of resilience and despair.... By focusing with exhaustive thoroughness on a relatively small group, Glass is able to capture the complex stories of 'as diverse a collection of opposed beliefs and backgrounds as in any American metropolis'.''The New Yorker

 
 
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