New PDF release: Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One

By Alex Kershaw

ISBN-10: 0804140049

ISBN-13: 9780804140041

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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It has essentially pledged that Snowden will never be safe on this planet in his lifetime. And yet, to mention the obvious, the greatest power on earth has, thus far, failed to get its man and is losing the public opinion battle globally. An Asylum-less World Highlighted in all this has been a curious fact of our twenty-first-century world. In the Cold War years, asylum was always potentially available. If you opposed one of the two superpowers or its allies, the other was usually ready to open its arms to you, as the United States famously did for what were once called “Soviet dissidents” in great numbers.

The reason: it has established, to the satisfaction of our national security managers— and they have the secret legal documents (written by themselves) to prove it—that US drones can cross national boundaries just about anywhere if the bad guys are, in their opinion, bad enough. As with our distant wars, most Americans are remarkably unaffected in any direct way by the lockdown of this country. And yet in a post-legal drone world of perpetual “wartime,” in which fantasies of disaster outrace far more realistic dangers and fears, sooner or later the bin Laden tax will take its toll, the chickens will come home to roost, and they will be able to do anything in our name (without even worrying about producing secret legal memos to justify their acts).

And even that botch-up of an invasion in Cuba was nothing to sneeze at. In those days, however, you—particularly those of you in the CIA—didn’t get the credit you deserved. You had to live privately with your successes. Sometimes, as with the Bay of Pigs, the failures came back to haunt you (so, in the case of Iran, would your “success,” though many years later), but you couldn’t with pride talk publicly about what you, in your secret world, had done, or see instant movies and television shows about your triumphs.

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