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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 France, Alex Kershaw

Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, 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 France
Title
Avenue of spies
Title remainder
a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kershaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The leafy Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the 'mad sadist' Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protege charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11 -- but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark 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 recreates the City of Light during its darkest days
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
944.360816092313
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
  • Americans
  • Physicians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17792836
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910239494
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17792836
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910239494

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