Helping those in need

Visit Site

MP3 Audio Sample

goodreads logo

Short Synopsis
This heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance is told by an American writer who has known and admired the family for five decades.

Full Synopsis
In the autumn of 1943, André Boulloche became de Gaulle’s military delegate in Paris, coordinating all the Resistance movements in the nine northern regions of France only to be betrayed by one of his associates, arrested, wounded by the Gestapo, and taken prisoner. His sisters carried on the fight without him until the end of the war. André survived three concentration camps and later became a prominent French politician who devoted the rest of his life to reconciliation of France and Germany. His parents and oldest brother were arrested and shipped off on the last train from Paris to Germany before the liberation, and died in the camps. Since then, silence has been the Boulloches's answer to dealing with the unbearable. This is the first time the family has cooperated with an author to recount their extraordinary ordeal.

"Kaiser brings a journalist's eye to uncovering one family's painful history." ---BookPage

"At once heroic and heartbreaking, this story leaves an indelible mark." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"[T]his is a riveting paean to unsung war heroes in occupied France." ---Publishers Weekly

"[A] highly recommended story of resolve and bravery…" ---Library Journal
Kirkus Review

The Cost of Courage

Author Charles Kaiser

Narrated by Charles Kaiser

Publication date Sep 16, 2015

Running time 7 hrs

Available Formats

Let us know!