“This is such an inspiring story, written with clarity and conviction.
Paige Bowers’s excellent biography reveals Geneviève de Gaulle as
one of the bravest and most dignified among young French resisters.
At last, women who resisted the Nazis in France
are being given the long-overdue recognition they deserve.”
—Anne Sebba, author of Les Parisiennes
“Paige Bowers is an emerging talent in narrative nonfiction/history,
an intellectually curious reporter who has the ability to tell rich, well-researched stories
about some of history’s most fascinating people and events.”
—Aminda Marques Gonzalez, executive editor of Miami Herald,
member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, and former Miami bureau chief of People
“At once exhilarating and heartbreaking, captivating and horrifying,
Bowers’s account of Geneviève de Gaulle’s journey from cautious defiance
to full-blown resistance operative, through the horror of a concentration camp,
to the even longer fight for a modern, egalitarian France
is a timely, much-needed story of patriotism, courage,
and the all-too-often ignored role of women in twentieth-century history.”
—Bill Lascher, author of Eve of a Hundred Midnights
“This stirring biography is a worthy epitaph for a woman who passionately believed
that France should never forget its cherished values of justice and fraternity.”
—Ronald C. Rosbottom, author of When Paris Went Dark
“Paige Bowers delivers a story that is alternately pulse pounding and heart wrenching.
With elegant style, Bowers gives Geneviève de Gaulle an independent identity,
restoring her to her proper place in history.”
—Theresa Kaminski, author of Angels of the Underground
“A resistance fighter deported to Ravensbrück, Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz
maintained her sanity through solidarity with her fellow female prisoners.
After her return to France, she exorcised the psychological scars of her internment
by dedicating herself to working with the unjustly marginalized.
This book reminds one that a compassionate humanity is possible
even in the face of unimaginable brutality. The General’s Niece is essential reading.”
—Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter
“An important and accessible addition to the always popular WWII history collection.”