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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,011 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Is Paris burning?” is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city.

Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris, yet few people are aware of how narrowly—and how miraculously—the city escaped Hitler’s secret plan to reduce it to ashes. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events—day by day, moment by moment—that saved the City of Light.

Bestselling authors and renowned journalists Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre spent three years researching this book, drawing on French Resistance radio messages, German military records, countless interviews, and secret correspondence between de Gaulle, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. Here they re-create the drama, the fervor, and the triumph that heralded one of the most dramatic events of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thanks to the authors, we can live every dramatic moment again. They have not only written history but an exciting thriller.”

    Art Buchwald, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist

  • “A great story…Dramatic, exciting, and intensely human.”

    New York Times

  • “Extraordinary…Absorbing.”


  • “The most readable book of the year…It is a measure of the accomplishment, that knowing the end of the story as all of us do, we are still so immersed that the mounting action is as powerful as it must have been to the participants. We are directly aware of the tension, suspense, and irony of the experience.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “One of the great cliff-hangers of all time…Heart-stopping!”


  • “Dramatic…Hundreds of characters are introduced to lend color and authenticity.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “One of the most dramatic stories of World War II…Exciting, stirring, skillfully dramatized, meticulously documented.”

    Saturday Review Syndicate

  • “You will be moved by the descriptions and want to see Paris to witness what history allowed to survive. Is Paris Burning? is researched with meticulous and riveting detail, well narrated, and certain to keep you intrigued.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alisa | 2/17/2014

    " This book was recommended with an American I met in Paris. It provides a fascinating look at the Vichy occupation. While obviously our forebears here in the USA suffered during WWII, it is something else entirely to read about what was happening overseas, in the actual theaters of war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Margaretann | 2/15/2014

    " I really loved this book.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/6/2014

    " Fantastic history! Very enjoyable as well as informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ryan | 2/2/2014

    " If you like World War II history, this one is great. A lot of personal stories about the different people involved, all around an amazing story about how Paris was saved from being reduced to rubble in August 1944. "

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