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Cover; Praise for Books by Robert Matzen; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Map and van Heemstra Family Tree; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Part I: Cauldron; 1. Rapture; 2. The Blood of Frisia; 3. Exile; 4. Edda; 5. The Unthinkable; 6. Dancer; Part II: Long Live Oranje!; 7. Pencil Scratches; 8. Unacceptable; 9. Born for the Spotlight; 10. Death Candidate; 11. Paranoid; 12. The Secret; Part III: Resistance; 13. Soul Sister; 14. Just Dutchmen; 15. Warmest Praise; 16. Black Evenings; 17. Het Vaderland; 18. If, If, If; 19. The Hun on the Run; Part IV: The Liberators
20. The Netherlands in Five Days21. Ultimatum; 22. The Devil's Picnic; 23. Cakewalk; 24. Aflame; 25. Champagne for One; Part V: Toys; 26. The Princess; 27. Hunters; 28. The Magic Stamp; 29. Streaking Evil; 30. Peace on Earth. Yeah, Right.; Part VI: Pursued; 31. A Tree; 32. The Race; 33. Gates of Hell; 34. First Cigarette; 35. Sorting; 36. Crossroads; 37. Completely Nuts; 38. Peace; Dutch Girl: The Story in Pictures; Chapter Notes; Acknowledgments; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author; The Hollywood in World War II Trilogy; Other Books by Robert Matzen
Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. According to her son, Luca Dotti, "The war made my mother who she was." Audrey Hepburn's war included participation in the Dutch Resistance, working as a doctor's assistant during the "Bridge Too Far" battle of Arnhem, the brutal execution of her uncle, and the ordeal of the Hunger Winter of 1944. She also had to contend with the fact that her father was a Nazi agent and her mother was pro-Nazi for the first two years of the occupation. But the war years also brought triumphs as Audrey became Arnhem's most famous young ballerina. Audrey's own reminiscences, new interviews with people who knew her in the war, wartime diaries, and research in classified Dutch archives shed light on the riveting, untold story of Audrey Hepburn under fire in World War II. Also included is a section of color and black-and-white photos. Many of these images are from Audrey's personal collection and are published here for the first time.
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Print version: Matzen, Robert. Dutch Girl : Audrey Hepburn and World War II. Chicago : GoodKnight Books, ©2019 9781732273535
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