Americans in Paris by Charles Glass
Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation

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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, 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.

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CHARLES GLASS was the chief Middle East correspondent for ABC News from 1983 to 1993 and has covered wars in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. His writings appear in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The Independent, and The Spectator. He is the author most recently of Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi
Published January 7, 2010 by Penguin Books. 555 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Well-traveled journalist Glass (The Tribes Triumphant, 2006, etc.) reckons with a handful of intrepid Americans who stuck it out in Paris during the Nazi occupation.

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The Telegraph

They included writers, artists and intellectuals, black soldiers – many of them jazz players who had stayed on in Paris after the First World War to avoid racial prejudice at home – businessmen, and also a handful of American women who had married into the French aristocracy.

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Shortly after the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, the Château de Candé, southwest of Paris, became a gathering place for well-connected Americans waiting to see whether the tide of war would threaten the French capital.

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By the 1920s, many deep-rooted American institutions flourished there, among them the American Hospital of Paris, the American Church, the American Library of Paris, and Shakespeare and Company bookstore—a beacon for American and European writers, artists, and other intellectuals.

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