By Alex Kershaw
The best-selling writer of The Liberator brings to lifestyles the outstanding actual tale of an American physician in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts in the course of global struggle II
The leafy road Foch, probably the most unique residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was once Paris's hotbed of bold spies, murderous mystery police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So whilst American health care provider Sumner Jackson, who lived together with his spouse and younger son Phillip at quantity eleven, stumbled on himself drawn into the Liberation community of the French resistance, he knew the stakes have been impossibly excessive. simply down the line at quantity 31 was once the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to focus camps. And quantity eighty four housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by means of the best secret agent hunter in Nazi Germany.
From his place of work on the American sanatorium, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots effectively out of France, a task advanced by way of the health center director's shut ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish pals, Jackson invited Liberation to formally function out of his domestic at quantity 11--but the noose quickly started to tighten. while his mystery lifestyles used to be came across through his Nazi buddies, he and his kin have been pressured to undertake a trip into the darkish center of the war-torn continent from which there has been little likelihood of return.
Drawing upon a wealth of basic resource fabric and large interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates town of sunshine in the course of its darkest days. The untold tale of the Jackson kinfolk anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the bright immediacy of the easiest undercover agent thrillers. Awash with the stressful surroundings of global conflict II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the courageous general practitioner who risked every little thing to defy Hitler.
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Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris by Alex Kershaw