skip to content
Under a darkening sky : the American experience in Nazi Europe: 1939-1941 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Under a darkening sky : the American experience in Nazi Europe: 1939-1941

Author: Robert Lyman
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Pegasus books cloth editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
A social history of the American experience in Europe between 1939 and 1941 focuses on a group of individuals, from Josephine Baker to young Americans who volunteered to join the RAF, who were caught up in the events of the war before Pearl Harbor.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lyman
ISBN: 9781681777368 1681777363
OCLC Number: 1059129144
Description: xxvi, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Nazi Germany means war" --
Paris in springtime --
The gathering storm --
"A long, agonizing illness" --
The ninety percent --
Le Drôle de Guerre --
The offensive in the west --
Escape from Paris --
Eagles at dawn --
Blitz --
Occupation --
Mesdames Pimpernels --
Berlin --
London --
Epilogue --
Appendix: program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, Munich, February 24, 1920.
Responsibility: Robert Lyman.

Abstract:

A social history of the American experience in Europe between 1939 and 1941 focuses on a group of individuals, from Josephine Baker to young Americans who volunteered to join the RAF, who were caught up in the events of the war before Pearl Harbor.

"A poignant and powerful portrait of Europe in the years between 1939 and 1941--as the Nazi menace marches toward the greatest man-made catastrophe the world has ever experienced--Under A Darkening Sky focuses on a diverse group of expatriate Americans. Told through the eyes and observations of these characters caught up in these seismic events, the story unfolds alongside a war that slowly drags a reluctant United States into its violent embrace. This vibrant narrative takes these dramatic personalities and evokes the engagement between Europe and a reluctant America from the September 3rd, 1939--when Britain declares war--through the tragedy of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. In a distinctively energetic storyline, Robert Lyman brings together a wide range of encounters, conversations, and memories. It includes individuals from across the social spectrum, from Josephine Baker to the young Americans who volunteered to fight in the RAF, as part of the famous "Eagle Squadrons." Hundreds of young Americans--like the aces James Goodison, Art Donahue, and the wealthy playboy Billy Fiske, who was the first American volunteer in the RAF to die in action during the Battle of Britain--smuggled themselves into Canada so that they could volunteer for the cockpits of Spitfires and Hurricanes, as they flew against the deadly Luftwaffe over ever-darkening skies in London."--Publisher's description

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1059129144> # Under a darkening sky : the American experience in Nazi Europe: 1939-1941
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1059129144" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_europe> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Europe
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/americans> ; # Americans
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/history_modern_20th_century> ; # HISTORY--Modern--20th Century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_united_states> ; # World War, 1939-1945--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Meeting/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War (1939-1945)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.5308913/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Place/europe> ; # Europe.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/social_conditions> ; # Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/history_united_states_20th_century> ; # HISTORY--United States--20th Century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/history_military_world_war_ii> ; # HISTORY--Military--World War II
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/americans_europe_history_20th_century> ; # Americans--Europe--History--20th century
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Person/lyman_robert> ; # Robert Lyman
    schema:bookEdition "First Pegasus books cloth edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description ""Nazi Germany means war" -- Paris in springtime -- The gathering storm -- "A long, agonizing illness" -- The ninety percent -- Le Drôle de Guerre -- The offensive in the west -- Escape from Paris -- Eagles at dawn -- Blitz -- Occupation -- Mesdames Pimpernels -- Berlin -- London -- Epilogue -- Appendix: program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, Munich, February 24, 1920."@en ;
    schema:description ""A poignant and powerful portrait of Europe in the years between 1939 and 1941--as the Nazi menace marches toward the greatest man-made catastrophe the world has ever experienced--Under A Darkening Sky focuses on a diverse group of expatriate Americans. Told through the eyes and observations of these characters caught up in these seismic events, the story unfolds alongside a war that slowly drags a reluctant United States into its violent embrace. This vibrant narrative takes these dramatic personalities and evokes the engagement between Europe and a reluctant America from the September 3rd, 1939--when Britain declares war--through the tragedy of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. In a distinctively energetic storyline, Robert Lyman brings together a wide range of encounters, conversations, and memories. It includes individuals from across the social spectrum, from Josephine Baker to the young Americans who volunteered to fight in the RAF, as part of the famous "Eagle Squadrons." Hundreds of young Americans--like the aces James Goodison, Art Donahue, and the wealthy playboy Billy Fiske, who was the first American volunteer in the RAF to die in action during the Battle of Britain--smuggled themselves into Canada so that they could volunteer for the cockpits of Spitfires and Hurricanes, as they flew against the deadly Luftwaffe over ever-darkening skies in London."--Publisher's description"@en ;
    schema:description "A social history of the American experience in Europe between 1939 and 1941 focuses on a group of individuals, from Josephine Baker to young Americans who volunteered to join the RAF, who were caught up in the events of the war before Pearl Harbor."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5465230258> ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Under a darkening sky : the American experience in Nazi Europe: 1939-1941"@en ;
    schema:productID "1059129144" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781681777368> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1059129144> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Meeting/world_war_1939_1945> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Person/lyman_robert> # Robert Lyman
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lyman" ;
    schema:givenName "Robert" ;
    schema:name "Robert Lyman" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Place/europe> # Europe.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Europe." ;
    schema:name "Europe" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/americans_europe_history_20th_century> # Americans--Europe--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Americans--Europe--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/history_military_world_war_ii> # HISTORY--Military--World War II
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--Military--World War II"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/history_modern_20th_century> # HISTORY--Modern--20th Century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--Modern--20th Century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/history_united_states_20th_century> # HISTORY--United States--20th Century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--United States--20th Century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/social_conditions> # Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_europe> # World War, 1939-1945--Europe
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Europe"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5465230258#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_united_states> # World War, 1939-1945--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781681777368>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1681777363" ;
    schema:isbn "9781681777368" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.