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New York: Arbor House, c1983. First Printing. 24 cm, 316, DJ pasted to boards, slightly cocked, no obvious ex-lib. markings but pocket may have been removed Hitler, savoring his victory over France, seeks one last treasure--the intact French fleet at Toulon. British intelligence intercepts proof of Hitler's plot (code-named Operation Lila), but the proof must be delivered to skeptical French admirals.
New York, N.Y. Black Cat [a paperback original imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc.], 2009. Uncorrected Proof. Trade paperback. , 209,  pages. This is a stirring and lyrical first novel by a young writer of immense talent. Verso states "Not for Resale". Having escaped her overbearing family a continent away, Tatiana settles in Berlin and cultivates solitude while distancing herself from the city's past. Yet the phantoms of Berlin---seeping in through the floorboards of her apartment, lingering in the abandoned subterranea--are more alive to her than any of her neighbors. When she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive historian Doktor Weiss, her life in Berlin becomes more complex--and more perilous. Unfolding with the strange, charged logic of of a dream, this book is a profound portrait of a city forever in flux, and of the myths we cling to in order to give shape to our lives. From a crowded U-Bahn where Hitler appears dressed as an old woman, to an underground Gestapo bowling alley whose walls bear score marks of games long settled, Chloe Aridjis guides us through Berlin with wit and compassion, showing why cities, like people, cannot outrun their pasts. Chloe Aridjis is a Mexican- American novelist and writer. Her novel Book of Clouds (2009) was published in eight countries, and won the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger. Her second novel, Asunder (2013) published to unanimous acclaim. Her third novel, Sea Monsters (2019), was awarded the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2020. She is the daughter of Mexican poet and diplomat Homero Aridjis and American Betty de Aridjis, an environmental activist and translator. She has a doctorate in nineteenth-century French poetry from the University of Oxford.
London: BBC Books, 1989. Third Printing. Hardcover. 22 cm. Approximately 150 pages Illustrations. Based on the BBC television series, this very funny book takes the form of René Artois' diary, recounting his exploits as a cafe owner and member of the resistance in occupied France during WWII. The television scripts were written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. Gordon Fitzgerald Kaye (7 April 1941 – 23 January 2017), known professionally as Gorden Kaye, was an English actor and singer, best known for playing womanizing café owner René Artois in the television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo!. In 1982, David Croft sent Kaye the script for the pilot episode of 'Allo 'Allo! inviting him to play the central character of René Artois. He accepted and appeared in all 84 episodes (the main series ran from 1984, two years after the pilot, until 1992) and 1,200 performances of the stage version. Kaye was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1986 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the curtain call of the West End stage version of 'Allo 'Allo! at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Kaye returned as René Artois in a 2007 one-off television revival of 'Allo 'Allo! and in a stage show in Brisbane, Australia, at the Twelfth Night Theatre in June and July, alongside Sue Hodge as Mimi Labonq and Guy Siner as Lieutenant Gruber.
New York, N.Y. The New American Library, Inc., 1980. First Signet Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 200 pages. Stamp at top of first page. Stamp inside front cover. Cover worn, soiled, and creased. Black mark on bottom edge. Corner of one page creased. Includes Prologue, and chapters on The Adventurer, The Soldier, The Girl, and The Enigma. Also includes Epilogue, Aftermath, and Author's notes. She is Michele, a beautiful young Jewish woman whose family was murdered by the Germans and who is now willing to use sex for vengeance and treachery. And as the Gestapo's most dangerous agent relentlessly pursues the Baron through a Parisian underworld of collaborators and crossed and double-crossed relationships, she becomes the irresistible lure in a perilous gamble that can win or lose the war. This is a Nerve Twisting World War II Spy Thriller "In the Tradition of Eye of the Needle, and The Day of the Jackal.'' The name used is a pseudonym. The author is described as a well-known Israeli author who served as press secretary to General Moshe Dayan during the Six Day War and later, as a paratrooper, crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt during the Yom Kipper War. This is possibly Naphtali Lau-Lavie but the documentation of military service is unclear.
New York: William Morrow, 2020. First Edition [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 558,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Cast of Characters. Map of Poland, Illustrations. Author's Note on Research. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Judy was born and raised in Montreal, where she grew up speaking English, French, Yiddish and Hebrew. She studied the history of science at Harvard then moved to London to pursue a Ph.D. in art history. Judy wrote essays and articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, the Forward, Salon, the Jerusalem Post and many other publications. Her stories about family relationships, the generational transmission of trauma, pathological hoarding and militant minimalism came together in her book White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between (NAL/Penguin, 2016). Back in 2007, during her phase of career promiscuity, Judy was doing research on strong Jewish women at the British Library when she happened to come across a dusty, old Yiddish book. Freuen in di Ghettos (Women in the Ghettos), a Yiddish thriller about “ghetto girls” who hid revolvers in teddy bears, bribed Nazis with whiskey and pastry, and blew up German supply trains, became the inspiration for The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. The Light of Days is a New York Times bestseller and won a National Jewish Book Award and a Canadian Jewish Literary Award. It was adapted into an award-winning children’s book, will be translated into 22 languages, and was optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, for whom Judy is co-writing the screenplay.
New York: HarperCollins, 2001. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm. x, 326 pages. Illustrations (with 16 pages of plates). Note on Sources. Slight soiling to DJ. The author is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter. Story of three soldiers who served in a Jewish fighting force against the Nazis in the autumn of 1944. Howard Blum (born 1948) is an American author and journalist. Formerly a reporter for The Village Voice and The New York Times, Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of several non-fiction books, including the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning. In 1986, Blum began working as a reporter for the New York Times, where he earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Since 1994, Blum has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Several of his books were non-fiction bestsellers, including Gangland, Wanted, The Gold of Exodus, and The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and WWII. Additionally, a number of his works have been optioned for film. Miramax Films is in the process of making The Brigade into a major motion picture.
New York: HarperCollins, 2001. Believed to be a book club edition but marked First Edition. Second Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm. x, 326 pages. Illustrations (with 16 pages of plates). Note on sources. DJ has no price information. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Howard Blum (born 1948) is an American author and journalist. In 1986, Blum began working as a reporter for the New York Times, where he earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Formerly a reporter for The Village Voice and The New York Times, Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of several non-fiction books, including the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning, and The Brigade. It has been reported that Miramax Films is in the process of making The Brigade into a major motion picture.