The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris

#ad
Harper #ad - At its center, when the hôtel was simultaneously headquarters to the highest-ranking German officers, and home to exclusive patrons, such as Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is an extraordinary chronicle of life at the Ritz during wartime, including Coco Chanel. Mazzeo, the new york times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and The Secret of Chanel No.

Mazzeo takes us into the grand palace’s suites, revealing a hotbed of illicit affairs and deadly intrigue, bars, and wine cellars, dining rooms, as well as stunning acts of defiance and treachery. Rich in detail, illustrated with black-and-white photos, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is a remarkable look at this extraordinary crucible where the future of post-war France—and all of post-war Europe—was transformed.

The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris #ad -  . Set against the backdrop of the nazi occupation of world war ii, espionage, the Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, opulence, and resistance—from Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in fin de siècle Paris.

5when france fell to the germans in june 1940, american heiresses and risqué flappers, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme—an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, playboys, and princes—was the only luxury hotel of its kind allowed in the occupied city by order of Adolf Hitler.

#ad



The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It

#ad
Harper Business #ad - Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman. Collins Publishers. The widow clicquot is the new york times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style.

#ad



Mistress of the Ritz: A Novel

#ad
Delacorte Press #ad - Until june 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. The auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests—and each other. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman.

Scott fitzgerald, claude, coco chanel, and the duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, the hotel’s director. Intense, and ultimately inspiring!”—Elizabeth Letts, illuminating,  New York Times bestselling author of Finding Dorothy Collins Publishers.

. A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life american woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue.

Mistress of the Ritz: A Novel #ad - A compelling portrait of a marriage and a nation at war from within. Kate quinn, author of the alice network Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Suddenly, with the likes of hermann Goëring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality.

For in order to survive—and strike a blow against their Nazi “guests”—Blanche and Claude must spin a web of deceit that ensnares everything and everyone they cherish.

#ad



When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

#ad
Little, Brown and Company #ad - Collins Publishers. Many parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. Parisians of all stripes -- jews, teachers, immigrants, de beauvoir, as well as police officers, rightists, students, and store owners -- rallied around a little known French military officer, cultural icons such as Colette, communists, adolescents, Camus and Sartre, Charles de Gaulle.

Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. When paris went dark evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness. Relying on a range of resources -- memoirs, letters, diaries, flyers and posters, photographs, archives, personal histories, interviews, fiction, film and historical studies -- Rosbottom has forged a groundbreaking book that will forever influence how we understand those dark years in the City of Light.

When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 #ad - Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. At the same time, shortages, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, and curfews, a resistance arose. On june 14, 1940, german tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris.

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris.

#ad



The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel

#ad
Twelve #ad - Collins Publishers. The plaza reveals how a handful of rich, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, today, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it.

The plaza is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. P. P1 {margin: 00px 00px 00px 00px; font: 12. 0px arial} p. P2 {margin: 00px 00px 00px 00px; text-indent: 36. 0px; font: 12. 0px arial} from the moment in 1907 when new york millionaire alfred gwynne vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury.

The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel #ad - Journalist julie satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.

#ad



George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

#ad
Dutton Caliber #ad - Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. The result is a defining account of one of our most consequential leaders. Bacevich • “Judicious. Walter isaacson • “Definitive. Kirkus winston churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory. Harry truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever produced.

Today, in our era of failed leadership, few lives are more worthy of renewed examination than Marshall and his fifty years of loyal service to the defense of his nation and its values. Even as a young officer he was heralded as a genius, a reputation that grew when in WWI he planned and executed a nighttime movement of more than a half million troops from one battlefield to another that led to the armistice.

George Marshall: Defender of the Republic #ad - Collins Publishers. Ricks,  new york times book Review • “Powerful. The wall street journal • “Enthralling. Andrew roberts • “Important. William I. Set against the backdrop of five major conflicts—two world wars, replete with their nuances and ambiguities, diplomatic, Korea, and political power, and the Cold War—Marshall's education in military, Palestine, runs parallel with America's emergence as a global superpower.

Army's officer corps with the men who would lead in the next decades.

#ad



Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

#ad
Random House #ad - Both times she managed to escape—once by slipping naked through the bars of her jail cell—and continued to hold her network together even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around her. Now, lynne olson tells the fascinating story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, in this dramatic account of the war that split France in two and forced its people to live side by side with their hated German occupiers, and herself.

Fast-paced and impressively researched . France, slow to confront the stain of Vichy, would do well to finally honor a fighter most of us would want in our foxhole. The new york times Book Review Collins Publishers. New york times bestseller • the little-known true story of marie-madeleine fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island“Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero.

Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler #ad - The washington post named one of the best books of the year by npr and the washington post  in 1941 a thirty-one-year-old frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization—the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war.

. Olson writes with verve and a historian’s authority.

#ad



Love and Ruin: A Novel

#ad
Ballantine Books #ad - . The book is fueled by her questing spirit, which asks, why must a woman decide between being a war correspondent and a wife in her husband’s bed?”—The New York Times Book Review“The scenes of professional rivalry and seesawing imbalance are some of McLain’s best. Highly engaging . It’s her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men.

. Mclain’s legions of fans will relish the inspiration of a gutsy woman who discovers she doesn’t need a man at her side, after all. The boston Globe Collins Publishers. Her work around the world. Mclain does an excellent job portraying a woman with dreams who isn’t afraid to make them real. New york times bestseller • the bestselling author of the paris wife brings to life the story of Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious woman ahead of her time, who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.

Love and Ruin: A Novel #ad - Named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • new york public library • bloomberg • real simplein 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict.

Is presented in meticulous, hair-raising passages.

#ad



The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume

#ad
Harper #ad - The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume #ad - Book Collins Publishers. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Madame fourcade's secret war: the daring young woman who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler Hardcover - March 5, 2019 by Lynne Olson Author.

#ad



The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel

#ad
Bantam #ad - Teeming with scandal, gossip and excitement. Harper’s bazaar “this moving fictionalization brings the whole cast of characters back to vivid life. By all appearances, babe has it all: money, influential friends, beauty, jewels, a prestigious husband, glamour, and gorgeous homes. New york times bestseller • the author of the aviator’s wife returns with a triumphant new novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s—and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley.

People’s book of the week • usa today’s #1 “new and noteworthy” book • entertainment Weekly’s Must List • LibraryReads Top Ten Pick Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Enter Truman Capote. Sure of the loyalty of the man she calls “True Heart, ” Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel #ad - Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends—the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman—a woman desperately longing for true love and connection.

#ad



The Golden Hour: A Novel

#ad
William Morrow #ad - Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. And the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?Or so Lulu imagines. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day.

Madame fourcade's secret war: the daring young woman who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler Hardcover - March 5, 2019 by Lynne Olson Author. Beatriz williams, is back with another hot summer read; a dazzling epic of world War II in which a beautiful young “society reporter” is sent to the Bahamas, a haven of spies, the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives, traitors, and the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

In fact, and racial tension, windsor-era nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Then nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege.

The Golden Hour: A Novel #ad - But as she infiltrates the duke and duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality. After all, american readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier.

#ad