The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.95
List price: $24.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton World History- Holocaust

Shanghai Diary 2ND Edition a Young Girls Journey

by

Shanghai Diary 2ND Edition a Young Girls Journey Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Against the backdrop of looming world war and Hitler's "Final Solution," 11-year-old Ursula Bacon and her family made the terrifying 8,000-mile voyage to Shanghai with its promise of freedom. Instead they found overcrowded ghettos filled with desperately poor Chinese and Japanese. Amid the city's abysmal conditions and its prostitutes, drug dealers, and rats, Ursula discovered a city of exotic, eccentric, and exciting humanity. Years later, when the fate of friends and family left behind in Germany became known and documented, the hard life endured by those in the Shanghai ghetto seemed to pale in comparison. As a result, the "Shanghai Jews" have been all but lost in history. Ursula's eight-year struggle is a story to be shared and remembered. As she watches her best friend die from fever, befriends a Buddhist monk, learns the lessons of street life, and aids an American airman, her remarkable memoir will resonate with readers long after the last page is read.

Synopsis:

US

Synopsis:

By the late 1930s, Europe sat on the brink of a world war. As the holocaust approached, many Jewish families in Germany fled to one of the only open port available to them: Shanghai. Once called "the armpit of the world," Shanghai ultimately served as the last resort for tens of thousands of Jews desperate to escape Hitler's "Final Solution." Against this backdrop, 11-year-old Ursula Bacon and her family made the difficult 8,000-mile voyage to Shanghai, with its promise of safety. But instead of a storybook China, they found overcrowded streets teeming with peddlers, beggars, opium dens, and prostitutes. Amid these abysmal conditions, Ursula learned of her own resourcefulness and found within herself the fierce determination to survive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595820006
Author:
Bacon, Ursula
Publisher:
M Press
Author:
Various
Subject:
Women
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
HISTORY / Asia/China
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Refugees, jewish
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
117
Dimensions:
9.28x6.44x1.07 in. 1.23 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Holocaust Girls: History, Memory, &... New Trade Paper $16.25
  2. The Extraordinary Adventures of... Used Hardcover $9.95
  3. The Test New Trade Paper $13.50
  4. Don't Make Me Smile New Trade Paper $5.99
  5. Tarzan & the Leopard Men :Tarzan 18 Used Mass Market $2.95
  6. Tarzan & the Lion Man Tarzan 17 Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Asia » China » Revolutionary 1911 to 1949
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Judaism » Holocaust

Shanghai Diary 2ND Edition a Young Girls Journey Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.95 In Stock
Product details 117 pages M Press - English 9781595820006 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , By the late 1930s, Europe sat on the brink of a world war. As the holocaust approached, many Jewish families in Germany fled to one of the only open port available to them: Shanghai. Once called "the armpit of the world," Shanghai ultimately served as the last resort for tens of thousands of Jews desperate to escape Hitler's "Final Solution." Against this backdrop, 11-year-old Ursula Bacon and her family made the difficult 8,000-mile voyage to Shanghai, with its promise of safety. But instead of a storybook China, they found overcrowded streets teeming with peddlers, beggars, opium dens, and prostitutes. Amid these abysmal conditions, Ursula learned of her own resourcefulness and found within herself the fierce determination to survive.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.