The Resource Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation, Anne Sebba

Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation, Anne Sebba

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Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation
Title
Les Parisiennes
Title remainder
how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation
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Anne Sebba
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress B?atrice de Camondo or novelist Ir?ne N?mirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--From publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.40944/361
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation, Anne Sebba
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Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation, Anne Sebba
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"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Les Parisiennes -- PART ONE: WAR -- 1939 : Paris on the Edge -- 1940 : Paris Abandoned -- 1941 : Paris Divided -- 1942 : Paris Ravaged -- 1943: Paris Trembles -- 1944 (first half) : Paris Awaits -- PART TWO: LIBERATION -- 1944 (second half) : Paris Shorn -- 1945 : Paris Returns -- 1946 : Paris Adjusts -- PART THREE: RECONSTRUCTION -- 1947 : Paris Looks Newish -- 1948-1949 : Paris Americanized -- Epilogue: Peacetime Paris : Some Beginnings and Some Endings -- Cast List
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxii, 457 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250048592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016020685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (SKY)sky280916847
  • 1234426

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