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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

Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, 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 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
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Language
eng
Summary
"When American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, Avenue de Foch, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. 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. 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. 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"--
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contains biographical information
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Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
940.53/44361092313
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • Jackson, Sumner Waldron
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
  • Americans
  • Physicians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paris (France)
  • France
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Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Lccn
2015016861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Lccn
2015016861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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