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Avenue of Spies - A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris-logo

Avenue of Spies - A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris

Alex Kershaw

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11--but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days. The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler. From the Hardcover edition.

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11--but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days. The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler. From the Hardcover edition.
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The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11--but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days. The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

7h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:37