Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began pdf

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began  pdf

Title: Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began pdf

Author: Art Spiegelman

Genre: ,Sequential Art,Graphic Novels,Sequential Art,Comics,Nonfiction,History,Autobiography,Memoir,World War II,Holocaust

Pages: 144 pages

Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began pdf

Acclaimed as a quiet triumph and a brutally moving work of art, the first volume of Art Spieglman’s Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist trying to come to terms with his father, his father’s terrifying story, and History itself. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), succeeds perfectly in shocking us out of any lingering sense of familiararity with the events described, approaching, as it does, the unspeakable through the diminutive.,This second volume, subtitled And Here My Troubles Began, moves us from the barracks of Auschwitz to the bungalows of the Catskills. Genuinely tragic and comic by turns, it attains a complexity of theme and a precision of thought new to comics and rare in any medium. Maus ties together two powerful stories: Vladek’s harrowing tale of survival against all odds, delineating the paradox of daily life in the death camps, and the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. At every level this is the ultimate survivor’s tale – and that too of the children who somehow survive even the survivors.

 

Survival in Auschwitz pdf

Survival in Auschwitz  pdf

Title: Survival in Auschwitz pdf

Author: Primo Levi,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,History,World War II,Holocaust,Autobiography,Memoir,Classics,Biography

Pages: 187 pages

Survival in Auschwitz pdf

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.,In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and “Italian citizen of Jewish race,” was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi’s classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit.

 

War and Remembrance pdf

War and Remembrance  pdf

Title: War and Remembrance pdf

Author: Herman Wouk

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,War,World War II,War,Historical

Pages: 1042 pages

War and Remembrance pdf

These two classic works capture the tide of world events even as they unfold the compelling tale of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war’s maelstrom.,The multimillion-copy bestsellers that capture all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of the Second World War — and that constitute Wouk’s crowning achievement — are available for the first time in trade paperback.

 

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History pdf

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History  pdf

Title: Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History pdf

Author: Art Spiegelman

Genre: ,Sequential Art,Graphic Novels,Sequential Art,Comics,History,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,World War II,Holocaust,Biography,Historical,War,Graphic Novels Comics

Pages: 159 pages

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History pdf

A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father’s story and history itself.

 

Stones from the River pdf

Stones from the River  pdf

Title: Stones from the River pdf

Author: Ursula Hegi

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Cultural,Germany,War,World War II

Pages: 525 pages

Stones from the River pdf

From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm comes a stunning novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times.,Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he’s a girl, to the Jews Trudy harbors in her cellar.,Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

 

The Winds of War pdf

The Winds of War  pdf

Title: The Winds of War pdf

Author: Herman Wouk

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,War,War,World War II,Historical

Pages: 896 pages

The Winds of War pdf

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk’s sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America’s Greatest Generation.,Wouk’s spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II, as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war’s maelstrom.,The Winds of War and its sequel War and Remembrance stand as the crowning achievement of one of America’s most celebrated storytellers.

 

Sarah’s Key pdf

Sarah's Key  pdf

Title: Sarah’s Key pdf

Author: Tatiana de Rosnay

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,World War II,Holocaust,Historical,War,World War II

Pages: 294 pages

Sarah’s Key pdf

Paris, July 1942: Ten-year-old Sarah is brutally arrested with her family in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, the most notorious act of French collaboration with the Nazis. but before the police come to take them, Sarah locks her younger brother, Michel, in their favorite hiding place, a cupboard in the family’s apartment. She keeps the key, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.,Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s sixtieth anniversary, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked by her Paris-based American magazine to write an article about this black day in France’s past. Julia has lived in Paris for nearly twenty-five years, married a Frenchman, and she is shocked both by her ignorance about the event and the silence that still surrounds it. In the course of her investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connects her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl’s ordeal, from the terrible days spent shut in at the Vel’ d’Hiv’ to the camps and beyond. As she probes into Sarah’s past, she begins to question her own place in France and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.,Writing about the fate of her country with a pitiless clarity, Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and denial surrounding this painful episode in French history.,(front flap)

 

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption pdf

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption  pdf

Title: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption pdf

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Genre: ,Nonfiction,History,Biography,War,War,World War II

Pages: 473 pages

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption pdf

,In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.,On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.,The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.,Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

 

The Reader pdf

The Reader  pdf

Title: The Reader pdf

Author: Bernhard Schlink,

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,European Literature,German Literature,World War II,Holocaust

Pages: 216 pages

The Reader pdf

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.,When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

 

Sophie’s Choice pdf

Sophie's Choice  pdf

Title: Sophie’s Choice pdf

Author: William Styron

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Historical,Historical Fiction,World War II,Holocaust,War

Pages: 562 pages

Sophie’s Choice pdf

Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman’s past–one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.