The Death of Jean Moulin: Biography of a Ghost :: Patrick Marnham soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: John Murray, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Street plans; Black & white photographs; Chronological tables (1); Maps; Glossary;
From the cover: Who was Jean Moulin? According to the official version, he was the exiled General de Gaulles emissary to the French Resistance movements during the Second World War and became the political head of the Resistance in 1943. He was arrested in Lyons and tortured by the Gestapo, and is believed to have died a few days later without talking. After the war his ashes were transferred to the Pantheon Frances greatest honour where his memory is revered beside that of Voltaire, Zola and, Victor Hugo.
So much for the legend. But what is the truth of Jean Moulin? Was he just a brave civil servant who volunteered to become a secret agent? Or was he, as some believe, a Soviet agent, a French Philby, working to prom…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper, with the price clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of age-toning to the margins.
Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (x) 290 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Biography catalogue?