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Americans in Paris
by Charles Glass

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Americans in Paris tells for the first time the true story of the thousands of Americans who stayed in Paris during the Nazi occupation. This tale of adventure, intrigue, passion and deceit exposes the lives of Americans caught up in war from the day the German army marched into Paris in June 1944 and took many of them into the Paris underground, the Maquis and the concentration camps.

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The Northern Front
by Charles Glass

Charles Glass: The Northern Front

The Northern Front is an eyewitness account of the Iraqi opposition's preparations for the American invasion, the Kurdish planning in northern Iraq and the early stages of the war when some of the opposition moved to the south.

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The Tribes Triumphant
by Charles Glass

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The Tribes Triumphant completes the story of Charles Glass' earlier Middle East adventure, Tribes With Flags, after his kidnapping by Hizballah in Lebanon.

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Tribes With Flags
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Charles Glass: Tribes With Flags

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Money For Old Rope
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Charles Glass: Money For Old Rope

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May 2011

Hang the Cyber-Pirates
Taki's Magazine 
The other night at the Hotel George V, the American Library in Paris held a fundraising dinner of the city's American grandees. Dotted among the plutocrats were various publishers, journalists, and writers such as Lily Tuck, Diane Johnson, Alan Riding, Dinaw Mengestu, Jack Lamar, and Elaine Sciolino. Scott Turow delivered the after-dinner speech. His theme was, "Will there be books...

Likudniks
Taki's Magazine 
You have to love Likud, Israel's governing party. Its politicians may not be as smooth as Labor's grandees, but they are usually more honest. An Israeli saying that dates back to the early 1970s asserts: "The Labor Party announces one settlement and builds ten. The Likud Party announces ten settlements and builds one."...

Operation Enduring Operation
Taki's Magazine 
Most versions of the Saint George legend tell us that when the great Christian slew the dragon, he went home. Task accomplished, deed done, dragon's blood dry on his lance, and king's daughter rescued, George rushed to the family hearth in Lydda, Palestine, to savor his triumph. Washington's dragon slayers, fresh from their kill in Abbottabad, should consider his example....

An Expat Named Superman
Taki's Magazine 
There were two huge stories last week in American mythmaking: The United States has slain Public Enemy Number One, and Superman is renouncing his American citizenship. Barack Obama may exult in the first, but he should beware the second. The Man of Steel's renunciation of his adopted homeland may represent more in American mythology than the extrajudicial execution of a...

Bin Laden was no longer a force for most Arabs
London Evening Standard 
The speaker of Sudan's parliament, Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, may not have spoken for the entire Arab world when he condemned the US for killing Osama bin Laden. "If they are so thrilled with his death," he told Sudanese MPs, "then they should lift their hands off Afghanistan and let Afghans run their own affairs." Parliamentarians chanted "Martyr, martyr!" in homage...

Leave Syria to the Syrians
Taki's Magazine 
This is not a good time to be running the Middle East desk at the State Department. If you happen to be him or her, take my advice: Do nothing. Especially in Syria. Let all the think tanks and lobbyists submit their recommendations. Ask the CIA for the usual analysis. Tell the Israelis, which you would anyway, that you'll put...




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