Cool Girls Read
Sarah first started reading Outwitting the Gestapo as required reading in a college history course. Given that Sarah favored the humanities over the sciences, the reading list was endless and alas she never finished Lucie's story. But her intention to read it this year for one of her eight reading challenge, she's almost sure she'll fall head over heels with Lucie Aubrac . What we know is that Lucie was a French history teacher and member of the French Resistance during World War II. A prominent figure in the resistance, in 1944 Charles de Gaulle appointed a consultative assembly, in which Lucie joined as a resistance representative. This made her the first woman to sit in a French parliamentary assembly. In 1945 she went on to write the first short history of the French Resistance. This book, Outwitting The Gestapo is a semi-fictional version of Lucie's wartime diaries and is an important piece of history and women's history.