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A Quiet Hero: A Novel of Resistance in WWII France

A Quiet Hero: A Novel of Resistance in WWII France

by Dwight Harshbarger


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After seizing Europe, the Nazis begin to execute “the final solution” by conducting a census of Jews in each of the Occupied countries that is driven by IBM technology. After the census in Holland, the Nazis murdered 75 percent of the Dutch Jews. After the census in France, 25 percent of the country’s Jews are murdered. What made France different?

At Vichy France’s National Statistical Service headquarters in Lyon, General René Carmille and his aide Miriam Dupré know spies are everywhere. They race against time to sabotage the census-based lists of Jews and mobilize the Resistance to combat the Nazi death machine. In this novel, Miriam tells the true story of General René Carmille’s leadership in saving the lives of thousands of Jews—the story of A Quiet Hero.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643072760
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dwight Harshbarger is a West Virginia native, former psychologist, management consultant, corporate executive, and professor at West Virginia University. He is also the author of several historical fiction novels. In Witness at Hawks Nest,
Dwight told the true story of Union Carbide’s unsafe practices in the 1930 construction of Hawks Nest tunnel that caused the acute silicosis deaths of hundreds of workers—America’s deadliest industrial disaster. Witness at Hawks Nest received the West Virginia Library Association’s Book of the Year award. Valley at Risk: Shelter in Place tells the true story of Bayer CropScience’s fatal explosion that threatened Charleston, West Virginia, with the same toxic chemicals that killed thousands at Bhopal. In The Heart of the Hills, Dwight captures choices and heartbreak during WWII in a small Appalachian community. A Quiet Hero is his fourth novel.

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