Fred Sanders delivers this illuminating history in just the right way to move the action forward. He narrates with intelligence and attention to the specifics--names, dates, and events--and his pacing and tone reflect the intense atmosphere of wartime Paris as WWII nears its end. In a history that is nothing if not dramatic--Hitler wants Paris destroyed--his sure cadence illuminates contributions of General Eisenhower, who circumvents FDR; General de Gaulle, who promotes the capital as a symbol of "la France"; and German General von Choltitz, who risks his career and his family's safety to ignore the Fuhrer's irrational instructions. This fine audiobook helps the listener understand the motivations and complex actions that saved the art, architecture, and people of the City of Light. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781508294214 $17.99
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