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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 Paris, Alex Kershaw., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
Title
Avenue of spies
Title remainder
a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kershaw.
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 the Second World WarThe 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 protégé 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. 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 Hitler
  • Documents the story of American doctor Sumner Jackson in Nazi-occupied Paris and his life-risking espionage contributions to the French resistance during World War II
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
  • 940.53/44361092313
  • 940.53/44361092313
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
  • Americans
  • Physicians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Espionage
  • Americans
  • Overdrive
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART ONE. CITY OF DARKNESS -- THE FALL -- TO SAVE FRANCE -- THE FOURTEENTH -- DAY TRIPPERS -- SPIES OF SUMMER -- WINGED VICTORY -- ON DOCTOR'S ORDERS -- PART TWO. ARMIES OF THE NIGHT -- AVENUE BOCHE -- THE SHADOW GAME -- NUMBER 11 -- THE LAST SUMMER -- THE LAST METRO -- PART THREE. NIGHT AND FOG -- GUESTS OF THE REICH -- THE COUP : JULY 20, 1944 -- AVA MARIA -- DAYS OF GLORY -- NIGHT AND FOG -- NEUENGAMME -- DELIVERANCE -- PART FOUR. AFTER THE FALL -- ONE DAY IN MAY -- HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE -- JUSTICE -- EPILOGUE: LES INVALIDES
  • PART ONE. CITY OF DARKNESS -- THE FALL -- TO SAVE FRANCE -- THE FOURTEENTH -- DAY TRIPPERS -- SPIES OF SUMMER -- WINGED VICTORY -- PART TWO. ARMIES OF THE NIGHT -- ON DOCTOR'S ORDERS -- AVENUE BOCHE -- THE SHADOW GAME -- NUMBER 11 -- THE LAST SUMMER -- THE LAST METRO -- PART THREE. NIGHT AND FOG -- GUESTS OF THE REICH -- THE COUP : JULY 20, 1944 -- AVA MARIA -- DAYS OF GLORY -- NIGHT AND FOG -- NEUENGAMME -- DELIVERANCE -- PART FOUR. AFTER THE FALL -- ONE DAY IN MAY -- HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE -- JUSTICE -- EPILOGUE: LES INVALIDES
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804140041
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016028189
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907291969
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART ONE. CITY OF DARKNESS -- THE FALL -- TO SAVE FRANCE -- THE FOURTEENTH -- DAY TRIPPERS -- SPIES OF SUMMER -- WINGED VICTORY -- ON DOCTOR'S ORDERS -- PART TWO. ARMIES OF THE NIGHT -- AVENUE BOCHE -- THE SHADOW GAME -- NUMBER 11 -- THE LAST SUMMER -- THE LAST METRO -- PART THREE. NIGHT AND FOG -- GUESTS OF THE REICH -- THE COUP : JULY 20, 1944 -- AVA MARIA -- DAYS OF GLORY -- NIGHT AND FOG -- NEUENGAMME -- DELIVERANCE -- PART FOUR. AFTER THE FALL -- ONE DAY IN MAY -- HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE -- JUSTICE -- EPILOGUE: LES INVALIDES
  • PART ONE. CITY OF DARKNESS -- THE FALL -- TO SAVE FRANCE -- THE FOURTEENTH -- DAY TRIPPERS -- SPIES OF SUMMER -- WINGED VICTORY -- PART TWO. ARMIES OF THE NIGHT -- ON DOCTOR'S ORDERS -- AVENUE BOCHE -- THE SHADOW GAME -- NUMBER 11 -- THE LAST SUMMER -- THE LAST METRO -- PART THREE. NIGHT AND FOG -- GUESTS OF THE REICH -- THE COUP : JULY 20, 1944 -- AVA MARIA -- DAYS OF GLORY -- NIGHT AND FOG -- NEUENGAMME -- DELIVERANCE -- PART FOUR. AFTER THE FALL -- ONE DAY IN MAY -- HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE -- JUSTICE -- EPILOGUE: LES INVALIDES
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804140041
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016028189
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907291969

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