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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Well done

    This book differs from the other books i have read concerning the resistance and WWII. It presents a personal view point of many involved and the various complications which arose during their time under Nazi rule. But it was the desire to survive along with somehow keeping the vineyards producing and old wines safe - that brought this book alive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2010

    My New Favorite!

    I was totally engrossed in this book from the second I picked it up. If you like France, wine, or history you will enjoy this book. I applauded the people who helped fleeing Jewish families and smiled knowingly when the winemakers remained a few steps of the Nazis, hiding their best vintages and sending watered down wines in their place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004

    Great Read

    What a great tale. Filled with fact and intrigued. Great narrative with stories from all over the wine world of France. A true story told well. I loved it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2001

    A First Class Effort

    The Kladstrups have written a fine account about a little known aspect of both the wine world and World War II. The myriad machinations of French winemakers to keep their best wines out of German Army cellars are fascinating. So too are the many tales of subterfuge: some subtle, some rather dangerously overt. I first met Don Kladstrup in 1976, when he was a reporter for CBS News and I was a freelance cameraman. We spent much time together during the hostage crisis in Iran. When you read WINE & WAR, be sure to have a glass of fine Bordeaux at your side- it adds a certain air of verisimilitude.

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