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  • Author:
    Rosemary Sullivan (author)
  • ISBN:
    0719566940
  • ISBN13:
    978-0719566943
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  • Publisher:
    John Murray (November 15, 2007)
  • Pages:
    496 pages
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    Europe
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Villa Air-Bel: World War. has been added to your Cart. Villa Air-Bel takes place in France 1940 right after the Germans conquered France

Villa Air-Bel: World War. Her recent books include the critically acclaimed Villa Air-Bel and Labyrinth of Desire. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and has been awarded Guggenheim, Camargo, and Trudeau Fellowships. Villa Air-Bel takes place in France 1940 right after the Germans conquered France. Villa Air-Bel is an 18 room estate in the unoccupied section of France where exiles of all types hid out from the Gestapo.

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I found the philosophical underpinnings of the war to be very well explained. It was a This book was loaned to me by my father-in-law who is a huge WWII buff. I keep swearing off the genre, and then run across something fascinating like this one.

Rosemary Sullivan . Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille (2006). "Rosemary Sullivan: Author and Professor of English Literature. Contemporary Canadian Biographies. Sullivan was born in the small town of Valois on Lac Saint-Louis, just outside Montreal, Quebec. After graduating from St. Thomas High School, she attended McGill University on a scholarship, and received her bachelor's degree in 1968. Stories by Canadian Women (1984). Poetry in English: An Anthology (1987).

Rosemary Sullivan explores the diaries, memoirs, and letters of the individuals involved while uncovering their private worlds and the web of relationships they developed. Filled with suspense, drama, and intrigue, Villa Air-Bel is an excellent work of.

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World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille. Filled with suspense, drama, and intrigue, Villa Air-Bel is an excellent work of narrative nonfiction that delves into a fascinating albeit hidden saga in our recent history. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille.

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. Beautifully written in a style that is novelistic, Villa Air-Bel brings to life the story of this rescue through the experiences of a community of artists who spent time in the Villa Air-Bel château in the suburbs of Marseille, rented by committee members. There the refugees waited, some for many months, for their opportunity to escape France. Using memoirs, diaries, letters and literary imagination, Sullivan recreates the conditions of uncertainty, anticipation and fear experienced by the victims, as well as their attempts to maintain normalcy during most trying times.

The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler's Wermacht. Categories: Physics\Astronomy.

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Natety
I loved this book! Few people, including me, realize what it was like to be a fugitive in Europe during WWII. I would have given it five stars, but it is quite repetitive and jumps around a bit. The book needed a good editor before it went to press.
Ffleg
Very well written and interesting, detailed history of a small group of committed US and European/Russian citizens caught in the chaos and dangers of Nazi occupied France, including Vichy France.
Via
One of my favorites this year as I add it to the other WWII series that has got my fancy.
*Nameless*
An excellent read, especially for world war 2 and history buffs in general. After the Nazis invaded France with the collaboration of Marshal Petain's Vichy France many artists, intellectuals, Jews and Communists were in jeopardy. A rescue committee led by the heroic patriot Varian Fry was established in Vichy France. They helped many escape the clutches of the invaders and their French collaborators with great risk to the rescuers. Some did not get rescued and ended up in concentration or work camps. A true story that will bring the heroics of Fry and his helpers back to life.
Garne
Villa Air-Bel takes place in France 1940 right after the Germans conquered France. Villa Air-Bel is an 18 room estate in the unoccupied section of France where exiles of all types hid out from the Gestapo. It is also the story of Varian Fry, an American heading up a committee to help all types of exiles out of the country, legally and illegally. An absolutely fascinating book with all kinds of drama, espionage, and terror all rolled into one. There must have been an awful lot of research to portray the many characters in this book. There are some kind of tedious parts in the book, but over all an interesting and fascinating read about a little known part of history.
Arashitilar
The "book description" above states that this book "explores the diaries, memoirs, and letters of the individuals involved." "Explore" may not be the right word.

One of the main figures in "Villa Air-Bel" is beautiful heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who initially rented the villa and spent 1940-41 in Marseille torn between her participation in the remarkable rescue effort run by fellow American Varian Fry--and her affair with a young French gangster. She told it all, very flavorfully, in her published 1980 memoir, "Crossroads Marseilles 1940"--on which the new book, without permission, draws extensively and slavishly. Check it out!
Gugrel
This is a great book/story. Especially if you are interested in France, the area around Marseille. So many famous and interesting
people are covered. One of the best books I've read.
This is the remarkable story of how in one year Varian Fry against great odds and hinderance both from fascist Vichy France and his own state department was able to actively assist more than 1,500 individuals flee France and nearly certain death.
When he arrived in Marseilles in August 1940, Fry had $3,000 and a short list of refugees under imminent threat of arrest. Clamoring at his door came anti-Nazi writers, avant-garde artists, musicians and hundreds of others desperately seeking any chance to escape from France. Villa Air-Bel financed by an American heiress became his home which he shared with some of his able team as well as Andre Breton and Victor Serge and their families. On Sundays the Villa was open day for the Surrealists and their friends awaiting escape.
Over 20,000 people sought assistance, of these the committee was able to extend help to 4,000. Travel papers, passes and permits were obtained both legally and by forgery; money was changed on the Black Market; escape routes were set up over the Pyrenees and to Switzerland; community enterprises were set up around Grasse and in the Var to help refugees both hide and survive and about 300 British Service personnel were smuggled out of the country.
It took until 1996 for US Secretary of State Warren Christopher to apologise "Regretfully during his lifetime, his heroic actions never received the support they deserved from the US Government including, I also regret to say, the State Department".
A story of great accomplishment under adversity told in a lively style. Rosemary Sullivan tells the background of the individuals running the Emergency Escape Committee both at work and at play; from the surrealist games at Villa Air-Bel to starve off hunger and cold (they ate the goldfish) and the filth, starvation and humiliation in the internment camps. A history which should never be forgotten.
Varian Fry died alone in 1967. At his funeral the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz remarked "He was like a racehorse hitched to a wagon load of stones".