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A Quiet American: The Secret War of Varian Fry

A QUIET AMERICAN: THE SECRET WAR OF VARIAN FRY

by: Andy Marino
Format: Paperback

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The story of Varian Fry, called the "real Rick" of Casablanca, is perhaps one of the most unknown, yet extraordinary sagas of World War II. This penetrating biography follows Varian Fry through his adult life--from his beginnings in the 1930s as a Harvard graduate and political journalist to his arrival in Marseille in 1940 where he managed to spirit away thousands of Europe's cultural elite by falsifying passports, creating new identities, and always resorting to subterfuge.

The list of those saved includes: Hannah Arendt, Andre Breton, Franz Werful and his wife Alma Mahler, Heinrich Mann, Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Andre Masson, and Max Ernst among others.

A Quiet American is an effort to extensively examine the life of a genuine American hero whose political and cultural influence is still largely unacknowledged.

Details

Product Code: 9780312267674
ISBN: 0312267673
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 2000-11-13
Number of Pages: 416 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1st
Dimension: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.29 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.41 pounds