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The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World

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The stunning story of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world.

In a style both personal and historically groundbreaking, acclaimed author Kati Marton (herself born in Budapest) tells the tale of their youth in Budapest's Golden Age of the early twentieth century, their flight, and their lives of extraordinary accomplishment, danger, glamour, and poignancy.

Marton follows these nine over the decades as they flee fascism and anti-Semitism, seek sanctuary in America and England, and set out to make their mark. The scientists Leo Szilard, Edward Teller, and Eugene Wigner enlist Albert Einstein to get Franklin Roosevelt to initiate the development of the atomic bomb. Along with John von Neuman, who pioneers the computer, they succeed in achieving that goal before Nazi Germany, ending the Second World War, and opening a new age.

Arthur Koestler writes the most important anti-Communist novel of the century, Darkness at Noon. Robert Capa is the first photographer ashore on D-Day. He virtually invents photojournalism and gives us some of the century's most enduring records of modern warfare.

Andre Kertesz pioneers modern photojournalism, and Alexander Korda, who makes propaganda films for Churchill, leaves the stark portrait of a post war Europe with The Third Man, as his fellow filmmaker, Michael Curtiz, leaves us the immortal Casablanca, a call to arms and the most famous romantic film of all time.

Marton brings passion and breadth to these dramatic lives as they help invent the twentieth century.

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The stunning story of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world.

Synopsis:

The stunning story of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world.

About the Author

Kati Marton is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent. The recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast journalism, she is the author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, a New York Times bestseller; Wallenberg; The Polk Conspiracy; A Death in Jerusalem; and the novel An American Woman. Marton lives in New York with her husband, Richard Holbrooke. Anna Fields has received five Audie nominations from the Audio Publishers Association and is proud to have won in 2004 for All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki. She has also been honored by Audiofile magazine with more than a dozen Earphones Awards. She has voiced over 250 audiobooks.

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ISBN:
9781400103096
Author:
Marton, Kati
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Fields, Anna
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Fields, Anna
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Archer, Ellen
Author:
Fields, Anna
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
630

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History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
Religion » Judaism » History
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