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Title 33 days : a memoir / Léon Werth ; translated by Austin Denis Johnston ; with ["Letter to a Friend"] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ; introduction by Hanna Diamond.
Author Werth, Léon, 1878-1955.
Publication Brooklyn : Melville House, 2015.
Description 1 online resource.
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Call # eBOOK
Series Neversink
Summary "A rare eyewitness account by an important author of fleeing the Nazis' march on Paris in 1940, featuring a never-before-published introduction by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. In June of 1940, Leon Werth and his wife fled Paris before the advancing Nazis Army. 33 Days is his eyewitness account of that experience, one of the largest civilian dispacements in history. Encouraged to write 33 Days by his dear friend, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince, Werth finished the manuscript while in hiding in the Jura mountains. Saint-Exupery smuggled the manuscript out of Nazi-occupied France, wrote an introduction to the work and arranged for its publication in the United States by Brentanos. But the publication never came to pass, and Werth's manuscript would disappear for more than fifty years until the first French edition, in 1992. It has since become required reading in French schools. This, the first-ever English language translation of 33 Days, includes Saint-Exupery's original introduction for the book, long thought to be lost. It is presented it here for the first time in any language. After more than seventy years, 33 Days appears--complete and as it was fully intended"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Werth, Léon, 1878-1955.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, French.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
HISTORY / Europe / France.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944.
OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title 33 jours. English
Related To Print version: Werth, Léon, 1878-1955. 33 jours. English. 33 days 9781612194257 (DLC) 2015002131 (OCoLC)884298198
ISBN 1612194265 electronic bk.
9781612194264 electronic bk.

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