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The Resource 33 days : [a memoir], Léon Werth ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston ; with an introduction ["Letter to a Friend"] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston

33 days : [a memoir], Léon Werth ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston ; with an introduction ["Letter to a Friend"] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston

Label
33 days : [a memoir]
Title
33 days
Title remainder
[a memoir]
Statement of responsibility
Léon Werth ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston ; with an introduction ["Letter to a Friend"] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston
Title variation
Thirty-three days
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"A rare eyewitness account by an important author of fleeing the Nazis' march on Paris in 1940, featuring a never-before-published introduction by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. In June of 1940, Leon Werth and his wife fled Paris before the advancing Nazis Army. 33 Days is his eyewitness account of that experience, one of the largest civilian dispacements in history. Encouraged to write 33 Days by his dear friend, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince, Werth finished the manuscript while in hiding in the Jura mountains. Saint-Exupery smuggled the manuscript out of Nazi-occupied France, wrote an introduction to the work and arranged for its publication in the United States by Brentanos. But the publication never came to pass, and Werth's manuscript would disappear for more than fifty years until the first French edition, in 1992. It has since become required reading in French schools. This, the first-ever English language translation of 33 Days, includes Saint-Exupery's original introduction for the book, long thought to be lost. It is presented it here for the first time in any language. After more than seventy years, 33 Days appears--complete and as it was fully intended"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1878-1955
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Werth, Léon
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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1900-1944
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  • Johnston, Austin Denis
  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
Series statement
The Neversink library
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  • Werth, Léon
  • Authors, French
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
33 days : [a memoir], Léon Werth ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston ; with an introduction ["Letter to a Friend"] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 116 pages
Isbn
9781612194257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015002131
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884298198
  • (OCoLC)ocn884298198
  • 758588
Label
33 days : [a memoir], Léon Werth ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston ; with an introduction ["Letter to a Friend"] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 116 pages
Isbn
9781612194257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015002131
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884298198
  • (OCoLC)ocn884298198
  • 758588

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