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Americans in Paris

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Charles Glass is the author of 'Tribes with Flags', 'Money for Old Rope' and 'The Northern Front'. A world-famous journalist, he was Chief Middle East Correspondent for ABC News from 1983 to 1993, and has covered wars in Lebanon, Eritrea, Rhodesia, Somalia, Iraq, Egypt and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His writing appears in Harper's Magazine, The Independent and the Spectator. Born in Los Angeles, he has no fixed abode and divides his time between Paris, Tuscany, Lebanon and London.


'Charles Glass's fascinating and absorbing account of American civilians trapped in Paris under the Nazi occupation ... he makes us think again about the nature of life in occupied Paris and refreshes what many would consider something of a tired and overworked period of contemporary history ... Glass writes with great fluency and verve and evident scholarship and has unearthed facts and figures that both illuminate and perturb.' William Boyd, Sunday Times 'Charles Glass's highly impressive new book tells us of an assortment of US citizens who remained in Paris during the war. Charles Glass describes the various realities with just the right combination of objectivity and compassion; this is a moving and deeply thought-provoking book.' Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph 'Wartime France comes alive in Charles Glass's new book ... a fine piece of historical research, and powerful insight into one of the darkest periods of modern European history.' Janine di Giovanni, Evening Standard Book of the Week -- 5 stars; 'most of the detail is fascinating and Glass does possess a journalist's ability to tamp an enormous amount of info into a very small space.' Nina Caplan, Time Out 'Provides valuable insight into a little-known theatre of that great tragi-comic mess which we call the second world war.' Adam Zamoyski, Spectator 'An account of the 2,000 Americans who remained in Paris during the Second World War is rich in intrigue and heroism ... for anyone interested in France during this period it is a fascinating treat.' Antony Beevor, Daily Telegraph

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