Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille

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France, 1940. The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler's Wermacht. For Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Consuelo de Saint-Exupery, and scores of other cultural elite who have been denounced as enemies of the Third Reich the fear of imminent arrest, deportation, and death defines their daily life. Their only salvation is the Villa Air-Bel, a chateau outside Marseille where a group of young people will go to extraordinary lengths to keep them alive.

A powerfully told, meticulously researched true story filled with suspense, drama, and intrigue, Villa Air-Bel delves into a fascinating albeit hidden saga in our recent history. It is a remarkable account of how a diverse intelligentsia--intense, brilliant, and utterly terrified--was able to survive one of the darkest chapters of the twentieth century.

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Paperback. Pub the Date: October 2007 Pages: 496 in Publisher by: Harper Perennial France. 1940. Of The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies. Collaborators in. And the the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler's Wermacht. For Andr eton. Max Ernst . Marc Chagall. Consuelo de Saint-Exupry. and scores of other cultural elite who have been denounced as enemies of the Third Reich the fear of imminent arrest. deportation. and death defines their daily life. Their only salvation is the Villa Air-Bel . a chateau outside Marseille where a group of young people will go to extraordinary lengths to keep them alive. A powerfully told. meticulously researched true story filled with suspense. drama. and intrigue. Villa Air-Bel delves into a fascinating albeit hidden saga in our recent history. It is a remarkable account of how a diverse intelligentsia-intense. illiant...

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"She's got style." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

"the style is beautifully clear and concise..Sullivan's book should be mandatory reading." -- Irish Times

"A moving and richly detailed account" -- Boston Globe

"Villa Air-Bel is a remarkable achievement" -- National Post (Toronto)

"She's got style."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"A moving and richly detailed account"--Boston Globe

"Her scene-by-scene evocation of life at the house reads like an updated Chekhov comedy laced with horror."--Financial Times

"Sullivan brilliantly interweaves personal histories with terrifying tales"--Sunday Times (London)

"This is a magnificent, complex narrative of courage, folly, and complacency...a beautifully narrated book."--Telegraph

"With tremendous suspense and emotional pull, Sullivan recounts the little-known story of Varian Fry"--Vogue

"[In Villa Air-Bel] stories are told with passion."--The Advocate

"Villa Air-Bel is a most welcome book, a triumph of the human spirit"--Philadelphia Inquirer

"Sullivan has written a book of great detail and complexity, though one that is full of darkness."--Quill & Quire

"a moving tale of great sacrifice in tumultuous times."--Publishers Weekly

"A complex tale showing how hope and courage flourish, even in the toxic soil of totalitarianism."--Kirkus Reviews

"[Sullivan] manages to combine solid scholarship with a snappy writing style...a history book that is completely riveting"--Vancouver Sun

"It's history, it's intrigue. It's nonfiction. It's a real page-turner."--New York Magazine: Ask a Shop Clerk: Holiday Edition, Carol Wald

"Villa Air-Bel is a remarkable achievement"--National Post (Toronto)

"Deft handling of a twisted plot with a large number of characters."--The Forward

"the style is beautifully clear and concise....Sullivan's book should be mandatory reading."--Irish Times

A moving and richly detailed account --Boston Globe"

a moving tale of great sacrifice in tumultuous times. --Publishers Weekly"

A complex tale showing how hope and courage flourish, even in the toxic soil of totalitarianism. --Kirkus Reviews"

With tremendous suspense and emotional pull, Sullivan recounts the little-known story of Varian Fry --Vogue"

Villa Air-Bel is a most welcome book, a triumph of the human spirit --Philadelphia Inquirer"

Sullivan has written a book of great detail and complexity, though one that is full of darkness. --Quill & Quire"

This is a magnificent, complex narrative of courage, folly, and complacency...a beautifully narrated book. --Telegraph"

It s history, it s intrigue. It s nonfiction. It s a real page-turner. --New York Magazine: Ask a Shop Clerk: Holiday Edition, Carol Wald"

Her scene-by-scene evocation of life at the house reads like an updated Chekhov comedy laced with horror. --Financial Times"

[In Villa Air-Bel] stories are told with passion. --The Advocate"

Sullivan brilliantly interweaves personal histories with terrifying tales --Sunday Times (London)"

the style is beautifully clear and concise .Sullivan s book should be mandatory reading. --Irish Times"

Villa Air-Bel is a remarkable achievement --National Post (Toronto)"

[Sullivan] manages to combine solid scholarship with a snappy writing style...a history book that is completely riveting --Vancouver Sun"

Deft handling of a twisted plot with a large number of characters. --The Forward"

She s got style. --Philadelphia Inquirer"

-A moving and richly detailed account---Boston Globe

-a moving tale of great sacrifice in tumultuous times.---Publishers Weekly

-A complex tale showing how hope and courage flourish, even in the toxic soil of totalitarianism.---Kirkus Reviews

-With tremendous suspense and emotional pull, Sullivan recounts the little-known story of Varian Fry---Vogue

-Villa Air-Bel is a most welcome book, a triumph of the human spirit---Philadelphia Inquirer

-Sullivan has written a book of great detail and complexity, though one that is full of darkness.---Quill & Quire

-This is a magnificent, complex narrative of courage, folly, and complacency...a beautifully narrated book.---Telegraph

-It's history, it's intrigue. It's nonfiction. It's a real page-turner.---New York Magazine: Ask a Shop Clerk: Holiday Edition, Carol Wald

-Her scene-by-scene evocation of life at the house reads like an updated Chekhov comedy laced with horror.---Financial Times

-[In Villa Air-Bel] stories are told with passion.---The Advocate

-Sullivan brilliantly interweaves personal histories with terrifying tales---Sunday Times (London)

-the style is beautifully clear and concise....Sullivan's book should be mandatory reading.---Irish Times

-Villa Air-Bel is a remarkable achievement---National Post (Toronto)

-[Sullivan] manages to combine solid scholarship with a snappy writing style...a history book that is completely riveting---Vancouver Sun

-Deft handling of a twisted plot with a large number of characters.---The Forward

-She's got style.---Philadelphia Inquirer

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