Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis


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Algonquin Books
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Jeffrey H. Jackson is Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. An expert on European history and culture, he is the author of Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 and Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris. He has appeared in documentary films and helped develop "Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story" for PBS's Great Performances .


"This is a Nazi resistance story like none you've ever heard or read, a story with two unlikely heroines who risked their lives in their subversive--and often wildly creative--struggle to face down evil. Paper Bullets prompts us to explore the boundaries of art, love, gender, and politics--and to question the true meaning of courage."
--Hampton Sides, bestselling author of In the Kingdom of Ice and On Desperate Ground

"Every page is gripping, and the amount of new research is nothing short of mindboggling. A brilliant book for the ages!"
--Douglas Brinkley, Rice University Professor and bestselling author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

"Riveting. Breaks new ground in our understanding of collaboration and resistance in Nazi-occupied Europe and the impact of women in wartime. A must-read for anyone interested in World War II, resistance, women's history, or the defense of democratic ideals during times of tyranny and oppression."
--Michael D. Bess, Vanderbilt University Professor and author of Choices Under Fire

"A gripping story. The lesbian couple Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe deployed their intellectual capacities and peacetime experience in dissembling their identities to challenge the German occupiers with artistic 'paper bullets.' The contest between the baffled Nazis and the crafty traitors animates this historical thriller."
--Bonnie G. Smith, author of Women In World History