LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
USA Categories
Site Security
Books > Arts & Photography > Fashion > Designers > 0307475913
  1. Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War
    Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War
    Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (90 reviews)
    Price R360.00

Additional Information

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 Günther 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.

Similar Products

Coco Chanel: An Intimate LifeCoco Chanel: The Legend and the LifeMademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of HistoryMademoiselle Chanel: A NovelCoco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion IconGospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From The World's Most Elegant WomanIn the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's BerlinChanel and Her WorldChanel: A Woman of her OwnThe Little Book of Chanel

Hal Vaughan
Vintage Books
Vintage Books
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This has to be one of the most poorly organized books I've ever read. It reminds me of too many student research papers I have read where it's obvious the writer did a lot of research, was reluctant to leave anything out, and had no idea how to organize the material into a coherent document.

On the positive side: I learned a lot about this flawed, but fascinating woman.

On the negative side: the writing was so flawed I didn't even finish the last chapter.
The book is very enlightening, the story of Coco Chanel's life is set against the historical period leading up to World War II and the German Occupation of France, and in particular Paris. Her story is quite amazing, growing up in a very humble family, living in a convent as a child and her many liasons with wealthy and powerful men. It is a very well written biography, insightful and mysterious at the same time. There are questions about her life that remain unanswered to this day, for example her relationship with Winston Churchill, and his role in protecting her after the war and her role in German espionage. The book exposes aspects of the German Occupation of France and Paris that are revealed as a result of the focus on one French woman, the successful and controversial, Coco Chanel.
Very carefully researched, interestingly written, a tale of self-absorption and extreme egocentric behavior. Chanel's "association" with Nazis was inserted tastefully in Susanna Moore's Life of Objects -- which is what tempted me to finally take on this side of WWII --
This book will shock even the most stalwart history buff -- and hopefully stunt sales of Chanel products even though the perfume part belongs to someone else.
Let's dismantle this fashion diva?
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.