A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France

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  • Edition: Large
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-08
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
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In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance were sent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their country. This is their story, told in full for the first time-a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a distinguished biographer, human rights journalist, and the author of Dancing to the Precipice and Human Cargo, brings to life an extraordinary story that readers of Mitchell Zuckoff's Lost in Shangri-La, Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts, and Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken will find an essential addition to our retelling of the history of World War II-a riveting, rediscovered story of courageous women who sacrificed everything to combat the march of evil across the world.

Author Biography

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell and Martha Gellhorn, among others. Her most recent book is Dancing to the Precipice, a biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
An enormous toy full of subtletiesp. 15
The flame of French resistancep. 35
Daughters of the Enlightenmentp. 69
The hunt for resistersp. 100
Waiting for the wolfp. 137
Indulgent towards womenp. 156
Recognising the unthinkablep. 198
'We have other plans for them'p. 219
Frontstalag 122p. 249
Le Convoi des 31000p. 301
The meaning of friendshipp. 346
Keeping alive, remaining mep. 360
The disposablesp. 401
Pausing before the battlep. 437
Slipping into the shadowsp. 476
Appendix: the womenp. 527
Source notesp. 566
List of illustrationsp. 577
Bibliographyp. 581
Acknowledgmentsp. 594
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