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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
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
940.53/44361092313
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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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 France, Alex Kershaw
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-271) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015016861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910239494
  • 2003018
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804140034
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015016861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910239494
  • 2003018

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