By Andy Marino
The tale of Varian Fry, referred to as the "real Rick" of Casablanca, might be the most unknown, but notable sagas of worldwide warfare II. This penetrating biography follows Varian Fry via his grownup life--from his beginnings within the Thirties as a Harvard graduate and political journalist to his arrival in Marseille in 1940 the place he controlled to spirit away hundreds of thousands of Europe's cultural elite through falsifying passports, developing new identities, and regularly resorting to subterfuge.
The record of these kept comprises: Hannah Arendt, Andre Breton, Franz Werful and his spouse Alma Mahler, Heinrich Mann, Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Andre Masson, and Max Ernst between others.
A Quiet American is an attempt to broadly research the lifetime of a real American hero whose political and cultural impact remains to be principally unacknowledged.
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