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L'ombre de la Bastille

Gilles Perrault (author)

L'ombre de la Bastille

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Title
L'ombre de la Bastille
Author
Gilles Perrault
Language
French
Publisher
Paris: Fayard, 1993
538 p. : ill.
Note
Omslagtitel
ISBN
2-213-03183-5
Placing suggestion
Frankrijk 946.3 (SISO)

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About Gilles Perrault

Gilles Perrault (born Jacques Peyroles, 9 March 1931, Paris) is a French writer, screenwriter and journalist. He attended the Collège Stanislas de Paris and then studied at the Institut d'études politiques, eventually becoming a lawyer, a profession he worked in for five years.

After the success of his essay Les parachutistes (1961), inspired by his military service in Algeria, he became a journalist and wrote articles about Nehru's India, the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the problems of African Americans in the United States. He then investigated less well-known aspects of World War II.

Since 1961, he has lived in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche, upon which he wrote the book Les gens d'ici ("People from here")

Le Secret du jour J (1964) (Secrets of D-Day, 1974) won a prize from the Comité d'action de la Résistance and was an international bestseller. L'Orchestre rouge (1967…Read more on Wikipedia