Wine and War

Wine and War : The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

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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 those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139.7 x 162.56 x 27.94mm | 226.8g
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1452606676
  • 9781452606675
  • 1,925,445

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"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 Starred Review
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About Petie Kladstrup

Don Kladstrup is the author, together with his wife, Petie, of "Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times." Petie Kladstrup is the author, together with her husband, Don, of "Champagne: How the World's Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times."
Former radio broadcaster Todd McLaren has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel; and films. His book narrations have earned him a prestigious Audie Award as well as a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award.
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