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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Avenue of Spies A True Story of Terror Espionage and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi Occupied Paris
  • Alex Kershaw
  • English
  • 17 July 2018
  • 9780804140034

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Avenue of Spies A True Story of Terror Espionage and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi Occupied Paris Read & Download Ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The best selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II 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 D. A real joy to read and a complete immersion into Nazi occupied Paris There is so little that is black and white with decent people allowing horrible things to happen to save their own lives or serve their own purpose If you are a fan of this time period in history dont hesitate to grab this book you wont put it down

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Avenue of Spies A True Story of Terror Espionage and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi Occupied Paris Read & Download Ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As 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 returnDrawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitle. I continue to read Holocaust and Nazi history because I keep wanting to be reminded and never to forget how brutal men can be to their fellow men This book was different in one respect It showed how courageous strong and unself serving the Resistance could be Amazing book

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Avenue of Spies A True Story of Terror Espionage and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi Occupied Paris Read & Download Ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Annecker an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps And Number 84 housed the Parisian headuarters of the Gestapo run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi GermanyFrom 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 w. If you want to read at least one great book this summer I strongly suggest you pick this one I feel as though I was transported to Paris to Avenue Foch from the beginning of the German Occupation and stayed until the liberation though in reality it was only a two day stay From the second I began to peruse the first page as I usually do when I get a new book I could hardly put this down Avenue Of Spies by Alex Kershaw has it all guts and glory horror bravery cowardice greed atrocity and heartbreak all with a backdrop of love kindness and most of all braveryAlex Kershaw s writing style is spectacularly simple but gives the reader an acute understanding of what is happening which is rare when I read history and is a sure sign of a good writer I have read uite a few books about WWII this year and this book by far is my favorite but it s not even the history that is riveting in the pages of this book it s the story of heroes In this tale Kershaw recreates the German Occupation in the City Of Lights His subject is an American Dr Sumner Jackson who lived on the posh Avenue Foch with his wife Touette and their boy Phillip Dr Sumner was the head doctor at the American Hospital in Paris and if that wasn t enough he chose to help in the resistance against the Nazis as did Touette and Phillip Even when they could have gotten out they stayed Even when things got perilously close in danger they didn t leave when the noose began to tighten on Foch Avenue and they were surrounded by the enemy they stood firmThis book is inspirational It could change a life It could inspire you dear reader to be bigger than yourself With the example of the human beings in the pages of this book you could be bigger and better than ever and aspire to do good things This is no mere history book though the history is appallingly real this book is about humans at their best and their worst This story is about real people who faced an empire and did not back down though most did The hunger the horror the power the Nazis held over France was impressively strong and Paris fell with a whimper due in part by what had happened in Poland but in the background there were people such as Sumner his wife Louise Marie Dissard Violette Szabo British Intelligence and other forces who where chipping away at the regime with the very real cost of being caught and murdered The Gestapo and the SS had sinister ways in which to capture those in the resistance such as the Funkspiel where the Germans would impersonate a British spy after taking control of a their radio In this way and others they were able to crack into the line of resistance fighters and gain valuable information It was a cat and mouse game on Foch Street and the Sumners never knew when someone would turn them in or confess information after being tortured Parisians left and right were either working for the Germans or had befriended themSo if you want to read a really great book pick this one This is an incredibly great story I can t recommend it I was literally stuck to this book for two days and while I wasn t reading it I was talking about itI would also suggest the Notes in the back of the book for further information and reading I also see that Alex Kershaw has written several other books and I intend to get them This is my great book alert for you There is no way you would be disappointed reading about great heroes in the midst of terrifying danger in the most beautiful city in the world during one of the ugliest wars in history