Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins audiobook

Is Paris Burning?

By Larry Collins  and Dominique Lapierre
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Blackstone Publishing
15.89 Hours Unabridged
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“Is Paris burning?” is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city. Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris, yet few people are aware of how narrowly—and how miraculously—the city escaped Hitler’s secret plan to reduce it to ashes. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events—day by day, moment by moment—that saved the City of Light. Bestselling authors and renowned journalists Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre spent three years researching this book, drawing on French Resistance radio messages, German military records, countless interviews, and secret correspondence between de Gaulle, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. Here they recreate the drama, the fervor, and the triumph that heralded one of the most dramatic events of our time.

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Summary

“Is Paris burning?” is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city.

Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris, yet few people are aware of how narrowly—and how miraculously—the city escaped Hitler’s secret plan to reduce it to ashes. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events—day by day, moment by moment—that saved the City of Light.

Bestselling authors and renowned journalists Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre spent three years researching this book, drawing on French Resistance radio messages, German military records, countless interviews, and secret correspondence between de Gaulle, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. Here they recreate the drama, the fervor, and the triumph that heralded one of the most dramatic events of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“You will be moved by the descriptions and want to see Paris to witness what history allowed to survive. Is Paris Burning? is researched with meticulous and riveting detail, well narrated, and certain to keep you intrigued.” AudioFile
“Extraordinary…Absorbing.” Time
“The most readable book of the year…We are directly aware of the tension, suspense, and irony of the experience.” Los Angeles Times
“A great story…Dramatic, exciting, and intensely human.” New York Times
“Thanks to the authors, we can live every dramatic moment again. They have not only written history but an exciting thriller.” Art Buchwald, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist

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Author Bio: Larry Collins

Author Bio: Larry Collins

Larry Collins (1929–2005) was born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, and was a graduate of Yale University. He was for more than ten years a foreign correspondent in North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, first for UPI and then for Newsweek, for which he was Paris bureau chief.

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Author Bio: Dominique Lapierre

Author Bio: Dominique Lapierre

Dominique Lapierre was for many years senior reporter and editor for Paris Match. He is the author of several earlier books published in France, some of them based on his knowledge of the United States, where he attended Lafayette College and where his father served with the French diplomatic service.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English