Author(s): Charles Kaiser
In 1943, Andre Boulloche became de Gaulle's military delegate in Paris, coordinating all the Resistance movements in the nine northern regions of France only to be betrayed by one of his associates, arrested, wounded by the Gestapo, and taken prisoner. His sisters carried on the fight without him until the end of the war. Andre survived three concentration camps and later became a prominent French politician who devoted the rest of his life to reconciliation of France and Germany. This is the extraordinary story of their terrible ordeal.
Charles Kaiser is the author of "1968 in America "(Grove/Atlantic), one of the most admired popular histories of the music, politics, and culture of the 1960s, and "The Gay Metropolis" (Houghton Mifflin and Grove), the landmark history of gay life in America, which was a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year and a Lambda Literary Award winner. He is is a former reporter for the "New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" and a former press critic for "Newsweek." His articles and reviews have also appeared in the "Washington Post," "Los Angeles Times," "Rolling Stone," "New York," "Vogue," "Vanity Fair," "The Guardian" (UK), and "New Republic," among other publications. He grew up in Washington, D.C., Dakar, Senegal, London, England, and Windsor, Connecticut. Since 1968 he has always lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, except for two and a half years he spent in France to research this book."