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Alex Kershaw
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Avenue Of Spies

Alex Kershaw


Crown Business

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival;
European history;
Second World War;
Espionage & secret services


320 pages

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The leafy Avenue 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 intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots 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 operate out of his home 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-t

By:   Alex Kershaw
Imprint:   Crown Business
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   546g
ISBN:   9780804140034
ISBN 10:   0804140030
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   August 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

ALEX KERSHAW is the New York Times bestselling author of several books on World War II, including The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter. He lives in Willamstown, Massachusetts.

A spellbinding tale of triumph and tragedy. Intimate and terrifying, Avenue of Spies isimpossible to put down. This is Alex Kershaw at his best. Annie Jacobsen, bestselling author of Operation Paperclip Avenue of Spies delivers a crisp, pulse-pounding narrative. Kershaw recreates the drama and suspense of war-torn occupied Paris. A taut thriller, the book is centered on an intrepid American family and is filled with a cast of unforgettable characters. Avenue of Spies is like sipping a fine wine: sublime! Patrick K. O'Donnell, bestselling author of First SEALs: the Untold Story of the Forging of America's Most Elite Unit

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