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    Hal Vaughan has been a newsman, foreign correspondent, and documentary film producer working in Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia since 1957. He served in the U.S. military in World War II and Korea and has held various posts as a U.S. Foreign Service officer. Vaughan is the author of Doctor to the Resistance:The Heroic True Story of an American Surgeon and His Family in Occupied Paris andFDR’s 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa. He lives in Paris.
    This explosive narrative reveals for the first time the shocking hidden years of Coco Chanel’s life: her collaboration with the Nazis in Paris, her affair with a master spy, and her work for the German military intelligence service and Himmler’s SS.

    Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was the high priestess of couture who created the look of the modern woman. By the 1920s she had amassed a fortune and went on to create an empire. But her life from 1941 to 1954 has long been shrouded in rumor and mystery, never clarified by Chanel or her many biographers. Hal Vaughan exposes the truth of her wartime collaboration and her long affair with the playboy Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage—who ran a spy ring and reported directly to Goebbels. Vaughan pieces together how Chanel became a Nazi agent, how she escaped arrest after the war and joined her lover in exile in Switzerland, and how—despite suspicions about her past—she was able to return to Paris at age seventy and rebuild the iconic House of Chanel.

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    ISBN 9780307475916
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
    Format Paperback
    Pages 313
    Publisher Date 2012-08-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Coco Chanel's Secret War
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Vaughan, Hal
    Country of Origin United States

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      Excellent!! Highly recommend

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      A survivor, but at what cost? She was a traitor and an anti-semite who cared about very little except money.

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        I am a fan of Coco Chanel and any book that highlights her, her work, or her life seems like an interesting read.

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