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Sleeping with the Enemy by Hal Vaughan
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Mar 08, 12

bookshelves: adult-nonfiction, biography-memoir, espionage, war-stories-nonfiction
Read in March, 2012

Hal Vaughan’s meticulously researched and documented book provides a view of the life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel. He traces her life from her early years as an abandoned child who was raised in an orphanage, to a life of luxury as the world famous designer of women’s haute couture clothing and perfume. But most intriguing is his documentation of her activities and associations during World War II in France. It has long been rumored that Chanel was a Nazi collaborator, and the evidence Vaughan reveals undeniably confirms this long buried fact. Chanel’s high placed connections and vast wealth contributed to her ability to escape prosecution after the war. This is a fascinating book that sheds light on the life of a fashion icon and an unforgettable period in history.
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Carol Fascinating!

Cheryl It really was interesting! Hope all is well with you!

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