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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brings to life the true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11-- American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette-- joined the French Resistance, they knew the stakes were extraordinarily high. They would be risking not only their own lives but that of their only child, twelve-year-old Phillip. There was no more dangerous place in all of Occupied Europe than their street-- Nazis had commandeered almost every building. At number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. Number 72 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo. As their Nazi neighbors rounded up Jews and ruthlessly destroyed all opposition, the Jacksons stepped up their own private war against Hitler. From the American Hospital, Sumner smuggled fallen Allied crewmen out of France. And Toquette agreed to allow the Goélette network of the Resistance to use their home as a drop box for vital information en route to Britain. As D-Day neared, the noose began to tighten; when the family's secret was finally discovered, they were sent on a journey into the black 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 re-creates the City of Light during its darkest days.--Adapted from book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/44361092313
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.F82
LC item number
P37476 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index
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  • LEE
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: City of darkness. The fall ; To save France ; The fourteenth ; Day trippers ; Spies of summer ; Winged victory -- Part 2: Armies of the night. On doctor's orders ; Avenue Boche ; The shadow game ; Number 11 ; The last summer ; The last metro -- Part 3: Night and fog. Guests of the Reich ; The Coup : July 20, 1944 ; Ave Maria ; Days of glory ; Night and fog ; Neuengamme ; Deliverance -- Part 4: After the fall. One day in May ; His Majesty's service ; Justice ; Les Invalides
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 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, maps, portraits
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u6610384
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn910239494

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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