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The Plateau

ISBN 9781594634758
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During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers--mostly children--as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. The author examines why.
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During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers--mostly children--as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. The author examines why.
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During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers - mostly children - as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. Why?

In a remote pocket of Nazi-held France, ordinary people risked their lives to rescue many hundreds of strangers, mostly Jewish children. Was this a fluke of history, or something more? Anthropologist Maggie Paxson, certainties shaken by years of studying strife, arrives on the Plateau to explore this phenomenon: What are the traits that make a group choose selflessness?

In this beautiful, wind-blown place, Paxson discovers a tradition of offering refuge that dates back centuries. But it is the story of a distant relative that provides the beacon for which she has been searching. Restless and idealistic, Daniel Trocmé had found a life of meaning and purpose--or it found him--sheltering a group of children on the Plateau, until the Holocaust came for him, too. Paxson's journey into past and present turns up new answers, new questions, and a renewed faith in the possibilities for us all, in an age when global conflict has set millions adrift. Riveting, multilayered, and intensely personal, The Plateau is a deeply inspiring journey into the central conundrum of our time.

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Price 28.00
Shipping Weight 1.200000
Publisher Riverhead Books
ISBN-13 9781594634758
Product Dimensions 1.2 H x 9.2 L x 6.3 W
Pages 368
Format Hardcover
Publication Date Aug 12, 2019
Language English
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