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Careful, lively and very readable!
on 30 November 2014
This is no time for quibbling. Given the preposterous praise being heaped on Caroline Moorehead’s inept and scurrilous rival account of the rescue mission that occurred in and around Le Chambon—three cheers for Peter Grose’s careful account of those events! (For more information on the problems with Moorehead’s book please see http://www.chambon.org/moorehead.htm.)
Not only does Grose honestly tell the story without false claims to puncturing non-existent myths, he does so in a lively and very readable book, telling a story that one can follow—and that one enjoys following. Needless to say, I am also grateful, especially given Moorehead’s self-serving and malicious attack on my film, for Grose's kind words about my own feature documentary about the rescue effort to which I may owe my life, “Weapons of the Spirit.” It will be joining the fray in 2015 when it is re-released in a new, remastered 25th-anniversary edition, premiering in London on Jan. 24.
Peter Grose and I don’t see eye-to-eye on everything, but our differences seem especially minor in light of the chasm separating Caroline Moorehead’s view of what happened in Le Chambon with the view of those who actually experienced themselves what happened there. This book, wonderfully titled “A Good Place To Hide” in Australia and the United States, is preferable in every respect.
President, Chambon Foundation