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Tom Sancton

Tom Sancton, a former Paris bureau chief for TIME Magazine, is the author of Song For My Fathers, an acclaimed memoir of his jazz apprenticeship in the 1960s’ New Orleans; Bettencourt Affair, about a scandal surrounding L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, has been optioned as a TV mini-series. His latest work, The Last Baron, recounts the spectacular 1978 Paris kidnapping of Baron Edouard Empain and its disastrous consequences for the vast industrial empire founded by his grandfather, the legendary builder of the Paris metro.