Judy Barrett Litoff,Virginia d'Albert-Lake,Judy Litoff's An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and PDF

By Judy Barrett Litoff,Virginia d'Albert-Lake,Judy Litoff

ISBN-10: 082322581X

ISBN-13: 9780823225811

ISBN-10: 0823225828

ISBN-13: 9780823225828

This interesting e-book tells the notable tale of a regular American woman’s heroism within the French Resistance. Virginia Roush fell in love with Philippe d’Albert-Lake in the course of a trip to France in 1936; they married quickly after. In 1943, they either joined the Resistance, the place Virginia positioned her existence in jeopardy as she sheltered downed airmen and later survived a Nazi criminal camp. After the warfare, she stayed in France with Philippe, and was once offered the Légion d’Honneur and the Medal of Honor. She died in 1997.

Judy Barrett Litoff brings jointly infrequent documents—Virginia’s diary of wartime France until eventually her catch in 1944 and her felony memoir written instantly after the battle. Masterfully edited, they communicate the compassion and durability of an almost forgotten heroine as they supply a useful list of the workings of the Resistance by way of one of many only a few American girls who participated in it.

“An indelible portrait of outstanding energy of personality . . . [D’Albert-Lake] is sombre, reflective, and aware of each detail.”—The New Yorker

“A sharply etched and relocating tale of affection, companionship, dedication, and sacrifice. . . . This fantastically edited diary and memoir throw an unique gentle at the French Resistance.”—Robert Gildea, writer of Marianne in Chains: looking for the German profession, 1940-1945

“At as soon as a gorgeous self-portrait and dramatic narrative of a valorous younger American lady . . . a thrilling and gripping tale, the best of the various wartime tales.” —Walter Cronkite

“An spell binding story which brims with courageous airmen and plucky heroines.”—David Kirby, St. Petersburg Times

Show description

Read or Download An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake (World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension) PDF

Similar biographies of world war ii books

Download e-book for kindle: Kaia, Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw Rising by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

Kaia, Heroine of the 1944 Warsaw emerging tells the tale of 1 girl, whose lifestyles features a century of Polish background. jam-packed with tragic and compelling reports reminiscent of existence in Siberia, Warsaw sooner than global warfare II, the German profession, the Warsaw emerging, and existence within the Soviet Ostashkov legal, Kaia used to be deeply concerned with the conflict that decimated Warsaw in 1944 as a member of the resistance military and the rebuilding of town as an architect years later.

Wavell in the Middle East, 1939–1941: A Study in Generalship by Harold E. Raugh PDF

This masterly learn of generalship covers years of excessive operational task within which box Marshal Wavell, as Commander-in-Chief, center East, was once at one element carrying out no fewer than 5 campaigns at the same time. of these campaigns will stand in historical past as really nice victories, and one—the crusade in Greece in 1941—as a resource of never-ending controversy.

Download e-book for kindle: An Unsung Soldier: The Life of Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster by Robert S. Jordan

Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was once one of many prime soldier-scholars of his time. He was once one of many key figures through the chilly warfare - person who stood one of the dominant American army and political personalities of these occasions. Goodpaster served Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in constructing the foreign army component to NATO after which served as his employees Secretary.

Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy by Georgy Zhukov,Geoffrey Roberts PDF

At Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin and in nearly the entire central battles at the japanese entrance through the moment global conflict, Georgy Zhukov performed an immense function. He used to be Stalin's pre-eminent normal during the clash, and in his autobiography he chronicled his awesome profession as he observed it – and sought after it to be visible.

Additional info for An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake (World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake (World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension) by Judy Barrett Litoff,Virginia d'Albert-Lake,Judy Litoff


by Michael
4.4

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 32 votes