Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
Acclaimed journalist Charlie Glass looks to the American expatriate experience of Nazi-occupied Paris to reveal a fascinating forgotten history of the greatest generation.
In Americans in Paris, tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival unfold season by season, from the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944, as renowned journalist Charles Gla...more
Publisher’s note says it all:
Acclaimed journalist Charles Glass looks to the American expatriate experience of Nazi-occupied Paris to reveal a fascinating forgotten history of the
greatest generation. In Americans in Paris, tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival unfold season by season as renowned journalist
But I just couldn’t make myself like it. In fact, I left it on my desk in Chicago while I was on vacation in Arizona for a month, and I wasn’t even all that eager to come back to it. Nev ...more
The treatment of the individuals under Nazi rule varies as much as their reactions. Many flee, some try to live as normally as possible, some beco ...more
Charles Glass, notable Middle East correspondent for ABC news answers that question with his book "Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation 1940-44".
It turns out that life in France was quite comfortable for many Americans during the prewar years. A favorable exchange rate with the US dollar, low prices and cost of living, and a liberal attitude com ...more
So why the 4 stars? Crazy huh??? This book was so well researched and jam packed full of so many facts and so much information that Mr. Glass deserves a good review. What made it dry, and such a difficult read for me was that it had so much information it was ...more
Paris is the city of light, the literary capital of the western world, a gathering place, a place of love and yet for one dark period it was an occupied city with the bleak flags of the Nazi horror fluttering from every post and building and the sound of the Jackboot replacing the light murmur of the streets. The city was saved because it declared no resistance and we all better off because of that.
But the people suffered from lack of heat, lack of food, lack of freedom and life in occupied plac ...more
The book follows the fortunes of several different Americans ...more
That said, despite all the detail, I had to keep trudging through to find out what happened to these people by war's end.
If you're looking for lots of cool stories about the resistance, sadly there wasn't enough of that for me -- and what was there was really pretty low-key.
I al ...more
A wonderful selection of (historical) characters to tell the story of the occupation of Paris during WWII. Through each of the characters, you get a sense of the passion, desperation, heroism, loss and love that made up the lives of the people in Paris. ...more