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The Hotel on Place Vendôme

Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hôtel Ritz in Paris

Mazzeo, Tilar J.

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Hotel on Place Vendôme
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"Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, [this book examines the] history of Paris's world-famous Hôtel Ritz, a ... tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 0061791083
9780061791086
9780062323347
Branch Call Number: 944.361 M477h 2014
Characteristics: xxii, 292 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris's world-famous Hôtel Ritz--a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance.


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Oct 11, 2014
  • callaottawa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

More interesting than I thought it would be but dry in spots. it provides a more vivid account of the occupation of Paris and its liberation by focusing on the Ritz Hotel. I learned much more than I knew before as a result but did not have much sympathy for those who continued to live a life of luxury while others suffered so much..

Aug 02, 2014
  • FlemingGamb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An intriguing look at a piece of history through the eyes of European history rather than American history. At first I was concerned that it was a little "People" magazine as the author recounts some of the antics of colorful and flamboyant german high ranking officials, starlets, journalists, photographers and socialites. Then the gems of history often not taught here were revealed. The secret plots, the espionage at the bar and the political climate of the French pre and post WWII are told in a manner that just grips and leaves one shaking their head in disbelief. Great summer read!

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