Interviews - Authors

Bobbie Ann Mason

 During World War II thousands of Allied pilots crashed or parachuted into Occupied Europe. Over three thousand were saved through the courageous efforts of ordinary citizens who hid them in their homes, created false identity papers and in many cases evacuated them over the Pyrenees into Spain.

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The Seavers-Literary Paris in the 50s & NY in the 60s

One of the great literary love stories-much better than Scott and Zelda or Hemingway and any of his wives after Hadley. Dick Seaver’s posthumous memoir: The Tender Hour of Twilight has recently been published to unanimous acclaim.

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Charles Neal, the Captain of Calvados

Charles Neal is a San Francisco-based French wine and spirits importer and the author of Armagnac and the just published Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy. We sat down over a cup of coffee during my recent trip to the Bay Area.

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Don & Petie Kladstrup

 My route to Don & Petie Kladstrup’s Paris pied à terre would end on the Rue Louristan where during the occupation the gestapo routinely lined up resistants and fired away.

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