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Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation

Unlikely Collaboration

 

In 1941, the Jewish American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life: translating for an American audience the speeches of Marshal Philippe Pétain, head of state for the collaborationist Vichy government.
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Brave Genius

Sean Carroll’s never-before-told account of the intersection of two of the most insightful minds of the twentieth century, Nobel Prize winners Albert Camus and Jacques Monod is a dramatic story of how war, resistance, and courage can catalyze genius.

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The Nazi and The Psychiatrist

In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Göring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases contained all manner of paraphernalia: medals, gems, two cigar cutters, silk underwear, a hot water bottle, and the equivalent of $1 million in cash.

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The Hotel on Place Vendome

With this material Lubitsch could have have made a great comedy in the style of Ninotchka.

The Ritz before and just after the Nazi occupation was at times the home of Hermann Goring, Marlene Dietrich, Ernest Hemingway and wives #3 and #4, Coco Chanel, Robert Capa, Lee Miller and any number of spies and double agents.

 

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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France

With this material Lubitsch could have have made a great comedy in the style of Ninotchka.

The Ritz before and just after the Nazi occupation was at times the home of Hermann Goring, Marlene Dietrich, Ernest Hemingway and wives #3 and #4, Coco Chanel, Robert Capa, Lee Miller and any number of spies and double agents.

 

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The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love and Art in the Ruins of the Reich

When Germany surrendered in May 1945 it was a nation reduced to rubble. Immediately, America, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set about rebuilding in their zones of occupation. Most urgent were physical needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the start the Allies were also anxious to indoctrinate the German people in the ideas of peace and civilization.  

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The Cost of Courage

This heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance is told by an American writer who has known and admired the family for five decades.

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