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The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect

  • Title: The Paris Architect
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  • ISBN : 9781402284311
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 371 pages


Like most gentiles in Nazi occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn t really believe in Ultimately he can t resist the challenge and begins designing expertly con Like most gentiles in Nazi occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn t really believe in Ultimately he can t resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes gripping with every life the architect tries to save


Author Charles Belfoure

Charles Belfoure is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect and House of Thieves An architect by profession, he graduated from the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and he taught at Pratt as well as Goucher College in Balti, Maryland His area of specialty is historic preservation, and he has published several architectural histories, one of which won a Graham Foun




The Paris Architect Reviews (31)

  • The concept of this book was excellent.an architect who retrofits spaces within homes to hide Jewish individuals during WWII The writing left much to be desired Filled with anachronisms, the narrative was so simplistic it just did not fit the time period From The Paris Architect page 198 He felt [..]

  • The only thing this book has going for it is a good premise Seriously, I love historical fiction, character development in trying times, and moral quandaries Also, architecture And plots set abroad I wasn t expecting anything high brow, just a good, plot driven escape But Let me count the ways that [..]

  • O V rus BenignoLucien um arquiteto ambicioso que n o sente particular empatia pelo sofrimento alheio.Assim, quando convidado a participar num empreendimento que poder salvar vidas humanas, apenas se sente motivado pelo lado material do projecto.Por m, com o passar do tempo, a pr tica a que se entreg [..]

  • How do I put this one into words for my review It was gooooooood A goooood novel Not high literature, but damn it all I enjoyed it a lot Exciting It starts with great historical details of life in Paris during WW2, then the excitement builds and builds and builds Parts are gruesome, but the ending l [..]

  • While the method of illuding the Nazis mentioned in this book is one which doubtless would have been used, this particular story itself is fictional These events are not drawn from one particular case rather, the author says he got the idea from the story of Nicholas Owen, a Jesuit lay brother who d [..]

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