Avenue of Spies

Avenue of Spies

A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-occupied France

Large Print - 2015 | Large print edition
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The true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11--American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette--joined the French resistance, they knew the stakes were extraordinarily high. They would be risking not only their own lives but that of their only child, twelve-year-old Phillip. Toquette agreed to allow the Goelette network of the resistance to use their home as a drop box for vital information en route to Britain. As D-Day neared, the noose began to tighten.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780804194853
Branch Call Number: LP 940.5344 J138K 2015
Characteristics: x, 426 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Oct 20, 2015

This was a compelling and informative read. It was interesting being transported back to France during the Nazi occupation. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast-paced it was while still including many historical details.


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