Americans in Paris : Life and Death under Nazi Occupation

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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An unforgettable portrait of the diverse American community in Paris during the occupation. From the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944, Americans in Parisrecounts 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.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. xiii
List of Illustrationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
14 June 1940
The American Mayor of Parisp. 9
The Booksellerp. 24
The Countess from Ohiop. 37
All Blood Runs Redp. 50
Le Millionnaire américainp. 60
The Yankee Doctorp. 66
Bookshop Rowp. 89
Americans at Vichyp. 98
Back to Parisp. 113
In Love with Lovep. 121
A French Prisoner with the Americansp. 136
American Grandeesp. 139
Polly's Parisp. 144
Rugged Individualistsp. 150
Germany's Confidential American Agentp. 159
The Coldest Winterp. 169
Time to Go?p. 174
New Perils in Parisp. 180
Utopia in Les Landesp. 188
To Resist, to Collaborate or to Endurep. 193
Enemy Aliensp. 204
First Round-upp. 213
The Vichy Webp. 224
The Second Round-upp. 239
'Inturned'p. 246
Uniting Africap. 261
Americans Go to Warp. 268
Murphy Forgets a Friendp. 275
Alone at Vittelp. 280
The Bedaux Dossierp. 283
Murphy versus Bedauxp. 291
Sylvia's Warp. 298
German Agents?p. 304
A Hospital at Warp. 310
The Adolescent Spyp. 314
Clara under Suspicionp. 318
Calumniesp. 325
The Trial of Citizen Bedauxp. 335
The Underground Railwayp. 341
Conspiraciesp. 347
Springtime in Parisp. 350
The Maquis to Arms!p. 358
Résistants Unmaskedp. 363
Via Dolorosap. 371
Schwarze Kappellep. 374
Slaves of the Reichp. 376
One Family Nowp. 378
The Paris Frontp. 385
Tout Mourirp. 393
24-26 August 1944
Liberating the Rooftopsp. 407
Libération, not Liberationp. 411
Epiloguep. 413
Endnotesp. 419
Acknowledgementsp. 491
Select Bibliographyp. 495
Indexp. 501
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