The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light

The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light

Prize-winning and bestselling historian Jean Edward Smith tells the dramatic story of the liberation of Paris during World War II?a triumph that was achieved through the remarkable efforts of Americans, French, and Germans, all racing to save the city from destruction. Following their breakout from Normandy in late June 1944, the Allies swept across northern France in pursu Prize-winning and bestselling historian Jean Edward Smith tells the dramatic story of the liberation of Paris durin...

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Title:The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light
Author:Jean Edward Smith
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Genres:History
ISBN:1501164929
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light Reviews

  • Fmartija
    Sep 09, 2019
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  • Jill Hutchinson
    Aug 25, 2019
    I was surprised that this book was so short (204 pages) and wondered how the author could capture one of the great moments of WWII in such truncated form. Somehow he did but it is somewhat lacking in some of the more detailed issues that arose as the Allies determined the strategy for...
  • Ken French
    Aug 24, 2019
    Concise overview of the events of August 1944. Well written and engaging. ...
  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Aug 23, 2019
    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light by Jean Edward Smith takes place during World War II and tells the title story in context of the war and politics....
  • PWRL
    Jul 26, 2019
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  • Lorna
    Sep 21, 2019
    The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, De Gaulle, and Von Choltitz Saved the City of Light was a well-researched and riveting examination of the liberation of Paris in the closing months of World War II as the allies swept across France causing the retreat of the German forces. Jean...
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    Aug 05, 2019
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  • Lauren
    Jul 29, 2019
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  • Jen
    Apr 08, 2019
    Although I usually read nonfiction slowly, The Liberation of Paris proved one of those books that caught my interest early and refused to let me quit reading until I was finished. "Jean Edward Smith (born October 13, 1932) is a biographer and the John Marshall Professor of Political...
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    Sep 08, 2019
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  • Amy
    Sep 11, 2019
    Jean Edward Smith, in his acknowledgements in the back of the book, mentions he is 86 years old. Eighty-six and he still delivered on writing a history book that could have been bogged down with dense military strategies and battles. Instead, it was quite the page turner. If only my hi...
  • Phil
    Sep 18, 2019
    The author of this book died only last week but left a legacy of histories well-recognized for their insight and valuable historic information. This slim volume is no exception. I knew very little about the circumstances surrounding the surprising surrender of Paris without a figh...
  • Michael
    Jul 27, 2019
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  • Sara
    Aug 27, 2019
    I?ve been wanting to become more knowledgeable about history and the major events that have helped to shape the world as we know it today. This book helped provide me with an overview of a seemingly impossible event - Paris freed from German occupation without being destroyed. I am ...
  • Howard Sundwall
    Aug 28, 2019
    Fascinating story. ...
  • Andrew
    Aug 20, 2019
    Quick read about world war II with a focus on Paris. The author is concise and provides a great deal of intrigue throughout the book. I enjoyed the way the author retold the sequence of events leading up to the German surrender of Paris. Von Cholitz, the German commander was an interes...
  • Steve
    Sep 03, 2019
    At age 86, Smith is proof that you don't need youth or even middle age to write a cracking good book. He does a masterful job of sorting out the personalities, conversations, actions, and communiques that resulted in Paris being saved from destruction by the Germans. It's a very satisf...
  • Gerry Welsch
    Aug 07, 2019
    Interesting history. Helped me appreciate the struggle to keep Paris from being destroyed. Short and to the point. New appreciation for Eisenhower and DeGaulle. ...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Aug 19, 2019
    This book takes a more granular look at an aspect of WWII, the liberation of Paris. After briefly covering the fall of France and the German Occupation in 1940 and after it comes to events around the D-day invasion and the breakout to the rest of France and how the liberation of Paris...
  • Bill Patton
    Jul 30, 2019
    I enjoy reading Smith anyway, but I really enjoyed this one. A thin little book, a little over 200 pages of text, and easily read also. I highly recommend this one to any armchair historians with an interest in WW II. Not as exciting, maybe, as Collins and LaPierre's "Is Paris Burning...
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    Sep 26, 2019
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  • Wendy Greene
    Aug 19, 2019
    Wow. It takes a lot to make such an exciting event dull as dishwater. Factually informative, but a real snore fest. Maybe I'm asking for too much. ...
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    Sep 14, 2019
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  • Sheila McCarthy
    Aug 03, 2019
    Meh ... good background information but at barely 200 pages, not a great deal of detail. de Gaulle should be regarded as one of the great heroes of the war ... IS PARIS BURNING? is still the best book on the same subject and reads like a thriller. ...
  • Michael Travis
    Aug 02, 2019
    This easy but educational historical read was wonderful, especially coming on the heels of our visit to Paris which we hold in high esteem. I found what von Choltitz did to be so admirable, brave and just. ...
  • John Munro
    Sep 15, 2019
    A fascinating look into the intersection of war and politics and how it determined who would march down the Champs Elysses in late August of 1944. Von Choltitz, the German commander of the Paris occupation forces at the time , is perhaps the most interesting of the protagonists in the ...
  • Joe Keefhaver
    Aug 17, 2019
    This is a tremendous book. It is small, only 205 pages, but it is packed with a great deal of information about the events leading up to the German surrender of Paris. The volume covers essentially the same story as does the old movie "Is Paris Burning?" I learned a great deal about th...
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    Aug 17, 2019
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    Jul 24, 2019
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    Sep 04, 2019
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