Book Store - WW II

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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His Final Battle

"His Final Battle", Joseph Lelyveld's eloquent new book about Franklin Roosevelt's last few years is brisk, readable, thorough.  Though "final battle" seems to refer primarily to his health, Roosevelt faced a constant series of battles and struggles and challenges throughout the period 1943-45, and Lelyveld shows as well as can be shown how one interacted with the others.

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