Americans in Paris life and death under Nazi occupation by Charles Glass

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Published by Penguin Press in New York .

Written in English

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StatementCharles Glass
LC ClassificationsDC718.A44 G53 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 524 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages524
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24562237M
ISBN 101594202427
ISBN 109781594202421
LC Control Number2009039650

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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 Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. This book made me wish I could travel back in time to Paris in the s. The collection of artists and writers there was remarkable.

In "The Greater Journey," David McCullough tells stories of a varied group of Americans who went to Paris in the 19th century, and then returned home with new ideas, new art, new writings and even new inventions/5.

"Americans in Paris" builds on that scholarship by exploring the lives and experiences of a number of the five thousand Americans trapped in Paris during the German Occupation of to These expatriate Americans who remained behind had few options but to Cited by: 3.

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