French War Brides: Mademoiselle &
The American Soldier
by Hilary Kaiser

published by Paris Writers Press, New York, NY, 2017.
ISBN:978-0-9840043-31 (paperback)
ISBN:978-0-9840043-5-5 (e-book)

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Following both World War I and II, about 6,500 Franco-American marriages took place between French mademoiselles and American soldiers, be they "doughboys" or GI's. These women, who came from different parts of France and diverse backgrounds, would later cross the Atlantic to join their husbands, settle in various corners of America, suffer culture shock, and adapt to marriage in a foreign land of postwar plenty with varying degrees of success. Despite these difficulties, like many other immigrants, they got on with it and survived. As the compelling oral histories in this book show, most of them did, in their own way, live the American dream.

Based on archival research done in both the U.S. and France and oral history interviews, Dr. Kaiser's book on the subject, now entitled French War Brides: Mademoiselle and the American Soldier, came out in May 2017 in a new paperback and e-book edition with the Paris Writers Press.

HILARY KAISER, Ph.D., is American by birth but also has French citizenship. Author of WWII Voices: American GI’s and the French Women Who Married Them and Des Amours de GI’s: les petites fiancees du debarquement, she is an oral historian and a retired associate professor of intercultural communication at the University of Paris.

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