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On an icy morning in Paris in January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz--the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the Resistance to a death camp. The…
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village…

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Le train des femmes pour Auschwitz. La plus jeune a 17 ans, la plus âgée, 67. Un matin glacé de janvier 1943, 230 femmes enfermées dans des camps d'internement français, ces " châteaux de la mort lente ", sont conduites par la Gestapo en gare de Compiègne. Leur…
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Traveling for nearly two years and across four continents, Caroline Moorehead takes readers on a journey to understand why millions of people are forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find…
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In this biography of Iris Origo, Caroline Moorehead has drawn on unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts. It provides a vivid picture of the life of one of the most intriguing and attractive women of the 20th century. Together with her shrewd husband,…

Human Cargo

by Caroline Moorehead

|September 27, 2016

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A new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis How can society cope with the diaspora of the twenty-first century? Is there a difference between ‘good’ asylum seekers and ‘bad’ economic…

Freya Stark

by Caroline Moorehead

|January 19, 2015

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Born in Paris in 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wandering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her…
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These four interlinked stories encapsulate Martha Gellhorn’s firsthand observation of the Great Depression. Fiction crafted with documentary accuracy, they vividly render the gradual spiritual collapse of the simple, homely sufficiency of American life in the…
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The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn casts "a vivid spotlight on one of the most undercelebrated women of the 20th century" ( Entertainment Weekly ) Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines…

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They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives—a singer at the Paris Opera, a midwife, a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, spirited Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed…
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II-told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of…
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Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Her books include Human Cargo: A Journey among Refugees, Dancing to the Precipice, A Train in Winter, and Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France.