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    • A Train in Winter

    • An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, spirited Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was a schoolgirl of 15 who scrawled “V” for victory on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer’s wife in her sixties who harbored escaped Allied airmen. Strangers to one another, hailing from villages and cities from across France, these brave women were united in hatred and defiance of their Nazi occupiers.<

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real look at life

    • By Sher Sutherland on 04-20-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Village of Secrets

    • Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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    High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lie tiny, remote villages united by a long and particular history. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and its parishes saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, Freemasons, communists, and, above all, Jews, many of them orphans whose parents had been deported to concentration camps.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Lauren on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Bold and Dangerous Family

    • The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism
    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Members of the cosmopolitan, cultural aristocracy of Florence at the beginning of the 20th century, the Rosselli family, led by their fierce matriarch, Amelia, were vocal antifascists. As populist right-wing nationalism swept across Europe after World War I and Italy's prime minister, Benito Mussolini, began consolidating his power, Amelia's sons, Carlo and Nello, led the opposition, taking a public stand against Il Duce that few others in their elite class dared risk.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too Much

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Train in Winter

    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Paris, January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up and sent on a train to Auschwitz - the only train, in the four years of the German occupation, to take women of the resistance to a death camp. The youngest was a schoolgirl of 15, the eldest a farmer’s wife of 68; there were among them teachers, biochemists, sales girls, secretaries, housewives and university lecturers. The women turned to one another, finding solace and strength in friendship and shared experience.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing like the blurb . . .

    • By S on 05-16-13

    Regular price: $16.31

    • A Train in Winter

    • An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship and Survival in World War Two
    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On January 24, 1943, 230 women were placed in four cattle trucks on a train in Compiegne, in Northeastern France, and the doors bolted shut for the journey to Auschwitz. They were members of the French Resistance, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, women who before the war had been doctors, farmers' wives, secretaries, biochemists, schoolgirls. With immense courage they had taken up arms against a brutal occupying force; now their friendship would give them strength as they experienced unimaginable horrors.

    Regular price: $36.40

    • A Bold and Dangerous Family

    • The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism
    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Italy's Rosselli family were members of the cosmopolitan, cultural elite in Florence at the start of the 20th century. Led by their fierce matriarch, Amelia Rosselli, they were also vocal antifascists. As Mussolini rose to power in Italy following WWI, the Rossellis took leading roles in the rebellion against him, a stance that few in their class would risk. And when Mussolini established a police state whose tactics grew more brutal, the Rossellis and their antifascist friends transformed from debaters and critics into activists.

    Regular price: $29.40

    • Village of Secrets

    • Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
    • By: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by pastures and thick forests of oak and pine, the plateau Vivarais lies in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of the area saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, downed Allied airmen, and above all Jews. Many of these were children and babies whose parents had been deported to the death camps in Poland.

    Regular price: $36.40