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A Packhorse Called Rachel , Hörbuch, Digital, 1...
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A story of courage, fear, and defiance based on the authors own experience. A Packhorse Called Rachel is the remarkable tale of a girl of 20, daughter of a Jewish father, caught in the extraordinarily brutal world of France in 1944. Rachel moves through the book with her faithful dog Nourse, as her work with the Maquis based in the Auvergne takes her perilously close to danger.The account is based on personal experience, and the description of historical events is as true as memory will allow. It is beautifully written and at the same time captures the painful and lonely reality of life in the Maquis. Although all names have been changed, the writing includes some fine characterisations of the friends and foes the heroine meets and it describes the hardships resistance fighters, the Maquis, in the Auvergne had to face, the climate prevailing in winter, the Vichy traitors, and the hostility of ordinary people in Vichy France.Rachel overcomes the initial animosity and mistrust of the lecherous and alcoholic farmer Raboullet on whom she comes to rely; the wrath of the Gestapo, the betrayal of St Pré, a love and its tragic loss, and yet she triumphs.From the opening raid to the closing trial the book gives an incisive view, as we understand the mind and soul of the resistance better with each page. This is the story of a young woman paralleled with the struggle of a nation as it regains its courage to fight back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Kellermann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mybk/000032/bk_mybk_000032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Anatomy of Fascism , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 6...
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What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete, what the fascists did rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up "enemies of the state", through Mussolini's rise to power, to Germany's fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and he explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-20th-century European setting in which it emerged. The Anatomy of Fascism will have a lasting impact on our understanding of modern European history, just as Paxton's classic Vichy France redefined our vision of World War II. Based on a lifetime of research, this compelling and important book transforms our knowledge of fascism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009857/bk_blak_009857_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Deceptions of War: Sue Lee Mystery , Hörbuch, D...
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Captain Sue Lee Ono, a code breaker for Army intelligence, is moving deeper into the world of espionage. Her language skills take her to Nazi-occupied Paris, where her assignment is to find and help liberate a Jewish scientist. She needs to accomplish her mission before the Gestapo, with the help of the Vichy French, round up all the Jewish residents in Paris and ship them to Auschwitz to the gas chambers. Her handler and new lover is Alex Mueller from the Army Counter Intelligence Command. One of the legendary Ritchie Boys who specialize in methods of intelligence, counterintelligence, interrogation, investigation, psychological warfare, and killing. D. M. Sorlie's second book in the Sue Lee Mystery series takes you on a fast-moving story. Sue Lee is caught up in the timeline of World War Two, while trying to find the meaning of a cryptic message involving her beloved deceased Uncle Yoshi. She finds herself gathering more intriguing information as she travels on assignment to Hawaii, Australia, England, France, and The Rock of Gibraltar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey A. Hering. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061883/bk_acx0_061883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Of No Interest to the Nation: A Jewish Family i...
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Gilbert Michlin's sober text thoroughly documents the story of a Jewish immigrant family in France during the war years. Known as the country of enlightenment and human rights, France drew many Jews from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century, including Michlin's parents, who fled the harsh conditions of Poland in the mid-1920s. Michlin's memoir evokes the golden years of his family's life in prewar Paris, where he was born, but also reflects on the difficulties of being Jewish in France. His father learned this when French authorities rejected his request for naturalization on the symbolic pretext that he was "of no interest to the nation." The rise of Nazi Germany, the German occupation of France, and the advent of the Vichy government and its anti-Jewish laws would soon follow, and in 1944 the Michlin family would be deported to Auschwitz. Very little memoir material is available in English detailing either the French Jewish experience during World War II or the experience of immigrants in France in the 1930s. Of No Interest to the Nation is a valuable book for students and scholars of Jewish and European history, the Holocaust, and European immigration during the first half of the twentieth century. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirk Winkler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099759/bk_acx0_099759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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God Speed the Night , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 436min
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Hailed by the New York Times as "a book you will not readily forget", this World War II adventure tale of a nun who risks her life to help a Jewish couple escape Nazi-occupied France is the collaborative creative effort of Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury Davis and award-winning television writer Jerome Ross. It is harvest season in St. Hilaire, and for those who take their living from the land, it should be a joyous time. But in the fall of 1943, there is no joy in France. Paris has fallen, the Vichy government is collaborating with the Germans, and the Gestapo roam the countryside, conscripting French men to toil in faraway German factories. For Sister Gabrielle, a novice in the local convent, the occupation tries her faith as nothing has before. But she is about to get an opportunity to stand up to evil in a way that few of her countrymen have dared. Marc and Rachel Daridan arrive in St. Hilaire just a few steps ahead of the secret police and throw themselves on the mercy of Sister Gabrielle and the other nuns at the Convent of Ste. Genevive. In a time when doing right can mean death, this devout young woman takes on a risky, seemingly impossible challenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Raynor Sauriat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017632/bk_adbl_017632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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France: A Short History: From Gaul to de Gaulle...
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A witty approach to 2,000 years of French history from legendary popular historian John Julius Norwich.  I can still feel, as if it were yesterday, the excitement of my first Channel crossing (as a child of nearly seven) in September 1936; the regiment of porters, smelling asphyxiatingly of garlic in their blue-green blousons; the raucous sound all around me of spoken French; the immense fields of Normandy strangely devoid of hedges; then the Gare du Nord at twilight, the policemen with their képis and their little snow-white batons; and my first sight of the Eiffel Tower....  This book is written in the belief that the average English-speaking man or woman has remarkably little knowledge of French history. We may know a bit about Napoleon or Joan of Arc or Louis XIV, but for most of us that's about it. In my own three schools we were taught only about the battles we won: Crécy and Poitiers, Agincourt and Waterloo. The rest was silence. So here is my attempt to fill in the blanks.... John Julius Norwich (at 88) has finally written the book he always wanted to write, the extremely colourful story of the country he loves best. From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains to Charlemagne (hated by generations of French children taught that he invented schools) through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, France is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution. Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat - and love better.  1. Language: English. Narrator: John Julius Norwich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001335/bk_hodd_001335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Paris Echo
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A Times Fiction Book of the Year'Superb . . . weaves winningly between the present and the second world war, between Tangiers and Paris.' Observer Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinary witness of women who were present under the German Occupation; in her desire to understand their lives, and through them her own, she finds a city bursting with clues and connections. Out in the migrant suburbs, Tariq is searching for a mother he barely knew. For him in his innocence, each boulevard, Métro station and street corner is a source of surprise. In this urgent and deeply moving novel, Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity. With great originality and a dark humour, Paris Echo asks how much we really need to know if we are to live a valuable life.'Faulks captures the voice of a century' Sunday Times'The most impressive novelist of his generation' Sunday Telegraph

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Paris Echo
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A Times Fiction Book of the Year'Superb . . . weaves winningly between the present and the second world war, between Tangiers and Paris.' Observer Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinary witness of women who were present under the German Occupation; in her desire to understand their lives, and through them her own, she finds a city bursting with clues and connections. Out in the migrant suburbs, Tariq is searching for a mother he barely knew. For him in his innocence, each boulevard, Métro station and street corner is a source of surprise. In this urgent and deeply moving novel, Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity. With great originality and a dark humour, Paris Echo asks how much we really need to know if we are to live a valuable life.'Faulks captures the voice of a century' Sunday Times'The most impressive novelist of his generation' Sunday Telegraph

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A Woman of No Importance
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***A New York Times bestseller*** 'A rousing tale of derring-do' The Times Book of the Week 'A cracking story about an extraordinarily brave woman' Telegraph Best Holiday Beach Reads 'As riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down' Mick Herron, New York Times 'Gripping ... superb ... a rounded portrait of a complicated, resourceful, determined and above all brave woman' Irish Times In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.' The Gestapo's target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war. This is the epic tale of an heiress who determined that a hunting accident would not define her existence; a young woman who gambled her life to fight for the freedoms she believed in; an espionage novice who helped to light the flame of French Resistance. Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall, an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity. An Amazon.com Book of the Month * USA Today 5 Must Reads * New York Times Editors Pick

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