Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Fifth printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 276 pages. DJ has some edgewear and soiling. Jonathan Safran Foer (born February 21, 1977) is an American novelist. He is best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2005), and for his non-fiction work Eating Animals (2009). His most recent novel, Here I Am, was published in 2016. He teaches creative writing at New York University. Foer graduated from Princeton in 1999 with a degree in philosophy, and traveled to Ukraine to expand his thesis. In 2001, he edited the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, to which he contributed the short story, "If the Aging Magician Should Begin to Believe". His Princeton thesis grew into a novel, Everything Is Illuminated, which was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002. The book earned him a National Jewish Book Award (2001) and a Guardian First Book Award (2002). Foer shared the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize with fellow authors Will Heinrich and Monique Truong in 2004. In 2005, Liev Schreiber wrote and directed a film adaptation of the novel, which starred Elijah Wood.
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New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. 422,  pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed to Jared Blum on second fep. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Arnold Forster was an American Jewish leader, lawyer and writer who was a longtime executive of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Werth. Associated with the Anti-Defamation League for nearly six decades, Mr. Forster was its general counsel from 1946 to 2003. He helped document and combat myriad forms of anti-Semitism in the United States and overseas. His books, many of which began as league reports, include “The Trouble-Makers” (Doubleday, 1952), “ and “The New Anti-Semitism” (McGraw-Hill, 1974), all written with Benjamin R. Epstein. Mr. Forster was also the author of a memoir, “Square One”, which has a foreword by Elie Wiesel. Mr. Forster wrote the screenplays of several documentary films including “The Avenue of the Just”, about Gentiles who saved Jews during the Holocaust, and “Zubin and the I.P.O.”, about Zubin Mehta, the music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Forster recounted his decades-long campaign against bigotry. Reviewing the memoir in The New York Times Book Review, Marlene Sanders called it “an earnest chronicle of the useful life of a dedicated man.” Ms. Sanders continued: “The work of Mr. Forster and the league over the years has contributed to eliminating many institutionalized forms of prejudice.” She added, “We may not be back to ‘Square One’ in solving the problem, but this book is a reminder that there is still work to be done.”.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. First U.S. Edition, later printing. Hardcover. 285,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. This is a later printing, since the words "First Edition" do not appear on the verso. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Front and rear boards weak and repaired with tape. This was first published in Holland in 1947 under the title Het Achterhuis. Part of the house was called the Secret Annexe in the English text. The Diary of a Young Girl (also known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944, and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the family's only known survivor, just after the war was over. The diary has since been published in more than 60 languages. First published under the title Het Achterhuis. Dagboekbrieven 14 Juni 1942 – 1 Augustus 1944 (The Annex: Diary Notes 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944) by Contact Publishing in Amsterdam in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention on the appearance of its English language translation Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Doubleday & Company (United States) and Valentine Mitchell (United Kingdom) in 1952.
Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1999. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 177 pages. Illustrations. Map. Foreword by Michael Berenbaum. A Samuel and Althea Stroum Book. Name of previous owner present. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Henry Friedman was robbed of his adolescence by the monstrous evil that annihilated millions of European Jews and changed forever the lives of those who survived. Like many other survivors, Henry Friedman has found it difficult to confront his past, but he has also felt the obligation to bear witness. Now retired, he devotes much of his time to telling his story, which he believes is a message of hope, to schoolchildren throughout the Pacific Northwest. In I'm No Hero, he confronts with unblinking honesty the pain, the shame, and the bizarre comedy of his passage to adulthood. He has received national recognition for his recollections.
New York: Lancer Books, Inc., 1954. Presumed First paperback Edition, First printing. Mass market paperback. 252,  pages. Abbreviations. Map. Bibliographical Notes. Slightly cocked. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is the story of the heroic Warsaw Ghetto epic that inspired The Wall and Mila 18. Told by the survivors... It's the story of the most desperate battle in history against the most bitter odds. The true story of the Warsaw Ghetto: they had almost no weapons: they could not possibly win.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. First U.S. Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 435,  pages. Illustrations. A Note about the Text. Maps, Notes. Bibliography and Archives Consulted. Inscribed on the page facing the title page. Derived from a Kirkus review: Gabis brings her sensibility as a poet and indefatigable energy as a historian to this engrossing memoir. The author’s family spoke little about their past. Gabis knew that her maternal grandparents had come to America after World War II; that her grandfather had fought bravely against Russian invaders; that her grandmother had been arrested and sent to labor camps. However, several years ago, she found out more: her grandfather had been a Nazi security chief in a town where at least two mass slaughters had occurred. For the next several years, she became obsessed with one question: was the man she had loved a murderer? The author’s research involved repeated trips to Israel, Poland, and Lithuania. She interviewed Holocaust survivors whose persecution she recounts in moving detail; in Lithuania, she talked with witnesses to Russian and German occupations. Gabis petitioned for information from Lithuanian archives, discovered documents at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and eventually amassed some 400 pages of archival material. Her journey was frequently interrupted by obstacles such as a destructive flood in her apartment that damaged documents and food poisoning. But the greatest obstacle proved to be the blurred, slippery past, which continually frustrated her. An eloquent testimony to the war’s enduring, violent impact.