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The Resource Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw

Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw

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Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
Title
Avenue of spies
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a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
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Alex Kershaw
Title variation
True story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
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Language
eng
Summary
Brings to life the true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11-- American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette-- joined the French Resistance, they knew the stakes were extraordinarily high. They would be risking not only their own lives but that of their only child, twelve-year-old Phillip. There was no more dangerous place in all of Occupied Europe than their street-- Nazis had commandeered almost every building. At number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. Number 72 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo. As their Nazi neighbors rounded up Jews and ruthlessly destroyed all opposition, the Jacksons stepped up their own private war against Hitler. From the American Hospital, Sumner smuggled fallen Allied crewmen out of France. And Toquette agreed to allow the Goélette network of the Resistance to use their home as a drop box for vital information en route to Britain. As D-Day neared, the noose began to tighten; when the family's secret was finally discovered, they were sent on a journey into the black heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw re-creates the City of Light during its darkest days.--Adapted from book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Kershaw, Alex
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
  • Americans
  • Physicians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paris (France)
  • France
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Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-271) and index
Contents
City of darkness. The fall ; To save France ; The fourteenth ; Day trippers ; Spies of summer ; Winged victory -- Armies of the night. On doctor's orders ; Avenue Boche ; The shadow game ; Number 11 ; The last summer ; The last metro -- Night and fog. Guests of the Reich ; The Coup : July 20, 1944 ; Ave Maria ; Days of glory ; Night and fog ; Neuengamme ; Deliverance -- After the fall. One day in May ; His Majesty's service ; Justice ; Les Invalides
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016861
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910239494
  • (OCoLC)ocn910239494
  • 723046
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-271) and index
Contents
City of darkness. The fall ; To save France ; The fourteenth ; Day trippers ; Spies of summer ; Winged victory -- Armies of the night. On doctor's orders ; Avenue Boche ; The shadow game ; Number 11 ; The last summer ; The last metro -- Night and fog. Guests of the Reich ; The Coup : July 20, 1944 ; Ave Maria ; Days of glory ; Night and fog ; Neuengamme ; Deliverance -- After the fall. One day in May ; His Majesty's service ; Justice ; Les Invalides
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016861
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910239494
  • (OCoLC)ocn910239494
  • 723046

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