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Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins
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Is Paris Burning? (original 1965; edition 2000)

by Larry Collins (Author)

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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. Best selling 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 re-create the drama, the fervor, and the triumph that heralded one of the most dramatic events of our time.… (more)
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Title:Is Paris Burning?
Authors:Larry Collins (Author)
Info:BookSales Inc (2000), 376 pages
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Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins (1965)

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Read this book long, long ago, in the late eighties
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
Read this book long, long ago, in the late eighties
  kkhambadkone | Jan 17, 2016 |
An intense first-hand account of the final days of World War II in Paris -- the occupation, the resistance, and the final liberation. The military details are balanced with numerous personal vignettes to create a you-are-there quality to the narrative. The amazing thing is that even though we know the outcome (Paris survived intact) the authors create suspense in the whys and wherefores. Boffo nonfiction!! ( )
  mjspear | Dec 14, 2015 |
Story of how senior officers of the Wehrmacht disobeyed a direct order from Hitler to burn Paris to the ground rather than allow it to be liberated as an open city. Later made into a movie. ( )
  Waltersgn | Sep 6, 2015 |
Between de Gaulle and the Communists, I was rooting for Eisenhower. It was rather riveting, though.
  ngelina | Jan 16, 2013 |
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Lapierre, Dominiquemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Rodríguez, JoaquínTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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25 augustus 1944: de bevrijding van de Franse hoofdstad
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The now-classic nonfiction account of the liberation of Paris in August 1944, involving rival branches of the French Resistance, the Free French Forces, and the U.S. and other Allied armies. The title comes from Adolf Hitler's question to his generals after ordering them to destroy Paris rather than let the city fall into the hands of the Allies unscathed.
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