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Schindler's List

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ISBN13: 9780671516888
ISBN10: 0671516884
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Winner of the Booker Prize

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction

Schindler's List is a remarkable work of fiction based on the true story of German industrialist and war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who, confronted with the horror of the extermination camps, gambled his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers.

Working with the actual testimony of Schindler's Jews, Thomas Keneally artfully depicts the courage and shrewdness of an unlikely savior, a man who is a flawed mixture of hedonism and decency and who, in the presence of unutterable evil, transcends the limits of his own humanity.

About the Author

Thomas Keneally was born in 1936 and raised in the rugged expanse of Australia. As a young man, he planned to join the priesthood, but by 1960, on the verge of the Vietnam War, Keneally found the church in such moral turmoil that he decided it was impossible to go through with his ordination.

Keneally received his formal education in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 30 years, he has published over 25 novels, more than a dozen screenplays, and several works of non-fiction. These works include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The Playmaker, Season in Purgatory, A Family Madness, and Woman of the Inner Sea. His work has been nominated four times for the Booker Prize, which he won in 1982 for Schindler's List. He won the Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction, The Miles Franklin Award, The Critics Circle Award, and a Logie (Australian Emmy).

A self-described "literary biker," K

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kaaren a., November 26, 2006 (view all comments by kaaren a.)
The style of Keneally's writing is different from the popular "fast read" style that is so pervasive today, so it took me a chapter or two to "get to know" his voice. Once I understood his style I revelled in his storytelling, despite the desperate subject matter. Keneally includes true anecdotes to build the history that is the Holocaust, and although thoroughly shocking and previously unknown facts are included, this is a history that can be read with the enjoyment of getting to know the characters as Keneally sees them.
Before I read this book, I thought I knew a lot about the Holocaust. Reading this book made me aware how much I didn't know, and made me come away thinking how important it is for everyone to read and learn - in depth - about the Holocaust, and reflect on its meaning to us today.
I would recommend this book to everyone: even if you have seen the movie, there is much more in the book than could be included in the movie.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671516888
Author:
Keneally, Thomas
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Keneally, Thomas
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Righteous gentiles in the holocaust
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Krakâow -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series Volume:
94-13
Publication Date:
September 1994
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 17.01 oz

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