Americans in Paris

Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation

By Charles Glass
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143118664, 524pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

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Description
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.



About the Author
Charles Glass was chief Middle East correspondent for ABC News until his kidnap by Hizbullah in Lebanon in 1993. He is an established journalist and political commentator with an international reputation. His other books are Tribes with Flags, Money for Old Rope and The Tribes Triumphant.



Praise For Americans in Paris

"A story of extraordinary precision... absorbing." --Financial Times

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

"Glass, a world-class journalist, proves a gifted historian in this electrifying account of resistance, collaboration, terror, and valor." -- Parade magazine

"[Glass] skillfully 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

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