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    DescriptionThe remarkable untold story of France's courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country's most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II. "To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country "and" its wine." -Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d'Argent In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown-until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. "Wine and War" illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.


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    Title
    Wine and War
    Subtitle
    The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Don Kladstrup, By (author) Petie Kladstrup
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780767904483
    ISBN 10: 0767904486
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    DC21: 940.53
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15570
    DC22: 940.53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 18
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063, A71540000
    Thema V1.0: WBXD, NHWR7, NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDF
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    The winner of three Emmys and the Alfred I. duPont--Columbia University, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, and the Overseas Press Club of America Awards for his journalism, Don Kladstrup is one of America's most distinguished network television news correspondents. His wife, Petie Kladstrup, is a freelance writer who has written widely about France and French life. Contributors to "Wine Spectator, " the Kladstrups divide their time between Paris and Normandy.
    Review quote
    "A great yarn, as gripping as a good adventure story." -"Wall Street Journal" "Assured, detailed, highly readable . . . does honor to all those who labored to keep French wines from barbarous hands. An engrossing addition to the popular literature of WWII." -"Kirkus""Reviews" "[A] gem for wine aficionados and history buffs." -"Boston Herald " "As exciting and interesting and pleasurable as wine itself." -Robert Mondavi, Chairman Emeritus, The Robert Mondavi Winery
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    The remarkable untold story of France's courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country's most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II. "To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country "and its wine." -Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d'Argent In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown-until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. "Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.