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The Resource Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin

Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin

Label
Mistress of the Ritz
Title
Mistress of the Ritz
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Hotel Ritz in Paris--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. In March 1940, the Nazis sweep Paris and immediately take up residence in one of the city's most iconic sites: The Hotel Ritz. There, under a roof legendary for its unprecedented luxury and for its fabled residents--including Coco Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cole Porter, Hemingway, Balanchine, Doris Duke, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and now Hermann Goring--the Nazis rule over a paralyzed city. But two residents of the Ritz refuse to be defeated: its director, Claude Auzello, and his beautiful American actress wife, Blanche. They not only oversee the smooth workings of the hotel, but both Blanche and Claude throw themselves fearlessly into the dangerous and clandestine workings of the French Resistance. This is a true-to-life novel of a courageous woman and her husband who put their marriage--and ultimately their lives--in jeopardy to fight for freedom. Intimate, fearless, and moving, it spins a brilliantly and unforgettably vivid human portrait at a time of unimaginable crisis and sacrifice
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
M57 2019b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auzello, Blanche
  • Auzello, Claude
  • Auzello, Blanche
  • Auzello, Claude
  • Ritz Hotel (Paris, France)
  • Ritz Hotel (Paris, France)
  • German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Large type books
  • Underground movements, War
  • France
  • France
Label
Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
445 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643582450
Lccn
2019016450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1097466866
Label
Mistress of the Ritz, Melanie Benjamin
Publication
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
445 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643582450
Lccn
2019016450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1097466866

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