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Taking Paris

The Epic Battle for the City of Lights

September 6, 2022 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780593183090
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER o From Martin Dugard, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Killing series with Bill O'Reilly, comes the spellbinding story of the Allied liberation of Paris from the grip of the Nazis during World War II

"Taking Paris does for Paris during World War II what The Splendid and the Vile did for London."--James Patterson  o  "Heroes and villains abound. You'll enjoy this fast-paced book immensely."--Bill O'Reilly  o "Succeeds triumphantly."--The Washington Post


May 1940: The world is stunned as Hitler's forces invade France with a devastating blitzkrieg aimed at Paris. Within weeks, the French government has collapsed, and the City of Lights, revered for its carefree lifestyle, intellectual freedom, and love of liberty, has fallen under Nazi control--perhaps forever. 

As the Germans ruthlessly crush all opposition, a patriotic band of Parisians known as the Resistance secretly rise up to fight back. But these young men and women cannot do it alone. Over 120,000 Parisians die under German occupation. Countless more are tortured in the city's Gestapo prisons and sent to death camps. The longer the Nazis hold the city, the greater the danger its citizens face. As the armies of America and Great Britain prepare to launch the greatest invasion in history, the spies of the Resistance risk all to ensure the Germans are defeated and Paris is once again free. 

The players holding the fate of Paris in their hands are some of the biggest historical figures of the era: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, General George S. Patton, and the exiled French general Charles de Gaulle, headquartered in London's Connaught Hotel. From the fall of Paris in 1940 to the race for Paris in 1944, this riveting, page-turning drama unfolds through their decisions--for better and worse. Taking Paris is history told at a breathtaking pace, a sprawling yet intimate saga of heroism, desire, and personal sacrifice for all that is right.

About this Author

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books of history, among them the Killing series with Bill O'Reilly, including Killing the Killers, Killing the Mob, and Killing Crazy Horse. He is also the author of Into Africa, The Training Ground, and The Explorers, as well as The Murder of King Tut with James Patterson.

ISBN: 9780593183090
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 400
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: 2022-09-06

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