The Zookeeper s Wife A War Story Movie Tie in Movie Tie in Editions

The Zookeeper s Wife  A War Story  Movie Tie in   Movie Tie in Editions Author Diane Ackerman
ISBN-10 9780393354263
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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The movie The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the New York Times bestselling book, opens March 2017. 1939: the Germans have invaded Poland. The keepers of the Warsaw zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, survive the bombardment of the city, only to see the occupiers ruthlessly kill many of their animals. The Nazis then carry off the prized specimens to Berlin for their program to create the “purest” breeds, much as they saw themselves as the purest human race. Opposed to all the Nazis represented, the Zabinskis risked their lives by hiding Jews in the now-empty animal cages, saving as many as three hundred people from extermination. Acclaimed, best-selling author Diane Ackerman, fascinated both by the Zabinskis’ courage and by Antonina’s incredible sensitivity to all living beings, tells a moving and dramatic story of the power of empathy and the strength of love. A Focus Features release, it is directed by Niki Caro, written by Angela Workman.

The Zookeeper s Wife

The Zookeeper s Wife Author Diane Ackerman
ISBN-10 0393354253
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Movie Tie-In Editions
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In 1939 Poland, Antonina abi ski (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan abi ski (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are and forced to report to the Reich s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Bruhl). To fight back on their own terms, the abi skis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk. The Washington Post praised the book as being simultaneously grave and exuberant, wise and playful, while Jonathan Safran Foer wrote, The Zookeeper's Wife will touch every nerve you have. A Focus Features release, it is directed by Niki Caro, written by Angela Workman. "

Summary and Analysis of The Zookeeper s Wife A War Story

Summary and Analysis of The Zookeeper s Wife  A War Story Author Worth Books
ISBN-10 9781504021883
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 30
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Zookeeper’s Wife tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Diane Ackerman’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Zookeeper’s Wife includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman: The Zookeeper’s Wife is the story of two unsung heroes of World War II: Jan and Antonina Żabiński, Polish zookeepers who risked their lives to rescue Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis. The heroic couple hid more than three hundred fugitives in their home and in the empty animal cages of the Warsaw Zoo. Diane Ackerman vividly evokes the extreme brutality and heroism that defined WWII-era Poland. The Zookeeper’s Wife is a testament to the bravery of those who resisted tyranny through radical compassion. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Zookeeper s War

The Zookeeper s War Author Steven Conte
ISBN-10 9781849169912
Year 2012-11-22
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo's director. Together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids and food shortages. When the zoo's staff is drafted into the army, forced labourers are sent in as replacements. At first, Vera finds the idea abhorrent, but gradually she realizes that the new workers are the zoo's only hope, and forms an unlikely bond with one of them. This is a city where a foreign accent is a constant source of suspicion, where busybodies report the names of neighbours' dinner guests to the Gestapo. As tensions mount in the closing days of the war, nothing and no one, it seems, can be trusted. The Zookeeper's War is a powerful novel of a marriage, and of a city collapsing. It confronts not only the brutality of war but the possibility of heroism - and delivers an ending that is both shocking and deeply moving.

A Natural History of the Senses

A Natural History of the Senses Author Diane Ackerman
ISBN-10 9780307763310
Year 2011-12-07
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in."--The New York Times. (Literature--Classics & Contemporary)

KooKooLand

KooKooLand Author Gloria Norris
ISBN-10 9781941393888
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Gloria Norris’s KooKooLand is a memoir written on the edge of a knife blade. Chilling, intensely moving, and darkly funny, it cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family, and announces the arrival of a startlingly original voice. Gloria Norris grew up in the projects of Manchester, New Hampshire with her parents, her sister, Virginia, and her cat, Sylvester. A snapshot might show a happy, young family, but only a dummkopf would buy that. Nine-year-old Gloria is gutsy and wisecracking. Her father, Jimmy, all dazzle and danger, is often on the far side of the law and makes his own rules—which everyone else better follow. Gloria’s mom, Shirley, tries not to rock the boat, Virginia unwisely defies Jimmy, and Gloria fashions herself into his sidekick—the son he never had. Jimmy takes Gloria everywhere. Hunting, to the racetrack, to slasher movies, and to his parents’ dingy bar—a hole in the wall with pickled eggs and pickled alkies. But it is at Hank Piasecny’s gun shop that Gloria meets the person who will change her life. While Hank and Jimmy trade good-humored insults, Gloria comes under the spell of Hank’s college-age daughter, Susan. Brilliant, pretty, kind, and ambitious, Susan is everything Gloria longs to be—and can be, provided she dreams big and aces third grade like Susan tells her to. But, one night, a brutal act changes the course of all their lives. The story that unfolds is a profound portrait of how violence echoes through a family, and through a community. From the tragedy, Gloria finds a way to carve out a future on her own terms and ends up just where she wants to be. Gripping and unforgettable, KooKooLand is a triumph.

Hidden Jews in the Warsaw Zoo

Hidden Jews in the Warsaw Zoo Author A. Book A Book by Me
ISBN-10 1514168162
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Die armen, armen Kinder! Sie werden im Wald ausgesetzt, weil ihre Eltern trotz harter Arbeit nicht in der Lage sind, für sie zu sorgen. Doch die Kleinen wissen sich zu helfen. Am Ende kommen sie reich nach Haus zurück.Das weltbekannte Märchen wird in diesem wunderschönen Bilderbuch in voller Länge als Ballade nacherzählt.

An Alchemy of Mind

An Alchemy of Mind Author Diane Ackerman
ISBN-10 9781439125083
Year 2012-10-30
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The most ambitious and enlightening work to date from the bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses, An Alchemy of Mind combines an artist's eye with a scientist's erudition to illuminate, as never before, the magic and mysteries of the human mind. Long treasured by literary readers for her uncommon ability to bridge the gap between art and science, celebrated scholar-artist Diane Ackerman returns with the book she was born to write. Her dazzling new work, An Alchemy of Mind, offers an unprecedented exploration and celebration of the mental fantasia in which we spend our days -- and does for the human mind what the bestselling A Natural History of the Senses did for the physical senses. Bringing a valuable female perspective to the topic, Diane Ackerman discusses the science of the brain as only she can: with gorgeous, immediate language and imagery that paint an unusually lucid and vibrant picture for the reader. And in addition to explaining memory, thought, emotion, dreams, and language acquisition, she reports on the latest discoveries in neuroscience and addresses controversial subjects like the effects of trauma and male versus female brains. In prose that is not simply accessible but also beautiful and electric, Ackerman distills the hard, objective truths of science in order to yield vivid, heavily anecdotal explanations about a range of existential questions regarding consciousness, human thought, memory, and the nature of identity.

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat Author Daniel James Brown
ISBN-10 9781101622742
Year 2013-06-04
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Beekeeper s Wife

The Beekeeper s Wife Author Shanda Hansma Blue
ISBN-10 9781770670686
Year 2011-07
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher FriesenPress
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Shanda Hansma Blue s 'The Beekeeper s Wife' is a brilliant poetic argument between nature and the reader, between the beekeeper s wife and the beekeeper, between where a woman exists in her small and large spaces and the woman. It is a powerful rendition of the woman s world, a world where only we can exist. We are the keeper of the day, rising at dawn, before the sunrises, as if the sun s rise solely depended on us or as if nature itself were in the same complex relationship the woman has with the beekeeper. I have always believed that the poet is a philosopher, and Shanda proves this well in her fresh use of language, where the beekeeper s wife lives in the five percent zone/ of northern lights visibility./ Again, Hansma Blue shows us that the beekeeper s wife thinks of this as her numerical data/ her location on the statistical/ halo of Earth s aurora latitudes. In one of her powerful poems, 'Bargain', Shanda tells us, My grandfather always said of loud girls/ A whistling woman is like a crowing hen/." Indeed, Shanda Hansma Blue is a crowing hen, where she juxtapositions the world of her speaker, the beekeeper s wife and that of the beekeeper. This is not a book of poetry about nature despite its attention to the many vivid details of the nature around the speaker; it is a story about womanhood alongside that of manhood. Here nature and woman collide, co-exist, argue, and survive, all in a relationship to the man in the story. Here, the here and the now come together or collide at times, and yet the constancy of nature keeps the beekeeper s wife grounded even though it is she who keeps the world of both her and the beekeeper grounded. Shanda Hansma Blue s debut book of poetry brings to us a captivating story that is relevant in our new world where nature and humankind are at war. This metaphoric telling of the story of the beekeeper s wife who keeps the beekeeper who keeps the bees will make you wonder and laugh at the same time. Hansma Blue s picturesque use of language will haunt you long after reading this book. -Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, author of Where the Road Turns-"

Moon By Whale Light

Moon By Whale Light Author Diane Ackerman
ISBN-10 9780307763341
Year 2011-05-18
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses explores the activities of whales, penguins, bats, and crocodilians, plunging headlong into nature and coming up with highly entertaining treasures. From the Trade Paperback edition.

War Letters

War Letters Author Andrew Carroll
ISBN-10 1439107319
Year 2008-06-23
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In 1998, Andrew Carroll founded the Legacy Project, with the goal of remembering Americans who have served their nation and preserving their letters for posterity. Since then, over 50,000 letters have poured in from around the country. Nearly two hundred of them comprise this amazing collection -- including never-before-published letters that appear in the new afterword. Here are letters from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf war, Somalia, and Bosnia -- dramatic eyewitness accounts from the front lines, poignant expressions of love for family and country, insightful reflections on the nature of warfare. Amid the voices of common soldiers, marines, airmen, sailors, nurses, journalists, spies, and chaplains are letters by such legendary figures as Gen. William T. Sherman, Clara Barton, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernie Pyle, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Julia Child, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, and Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. Collected in War Letters, they are an astonishing historical record, a powerful tribute to those who fought, and a celebration of the enduring power of letters.

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls Author Martha Hall Kelly
ISBN-10 9781101883068
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. USA Today “New and Noteworthy” Book • LibraryReads Top Ten Pick “Harrowing . . . Lilac illuminates.”—People “A compelling, page-turning narrative . . . Lilac Girls falls squarely into the groundbreaking category of fiction that re-examines history from a fresh, female point of view. It’s smart, thoughtful and also just an old-fashioned good read.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “A powerful story for readers everywhere . . . Martha Hall Kelly has brought readers a firsthand glimpse into one of history’s most frightening memories. A novel that brings to life what these women and many others suffered. . . . I was moved to tears.”—San Francisco Book Review “Extremely moving and memorable . . . This impressive debut should appeal strongly to historical fiction readers and to book clubs that adored Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See.”—Library Journal (starred review) “[A] compelling first novel . . . This is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.”—Publishers Weekly “Kelly vividly re-creates the world of Ravensbrück.”—Kirkus Reviews “Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history—women’s history—that should never be forgotten.”—Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of China Dolls “Profound, unsettling, and thoroughly . . . the best book I’ve read all year.”—Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Mila 18

Mila 18 Author Leon Uris
ISBN-10 9781453225783
Year 2011-09-27
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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New York Times bestseller: Nazis close in on Poland’s Jews in the Warsaw ghettos in this powerful Holocaust novel from the author of Exodus. In Nazi-occupied Warsaw before the outbreak of World War II, American journalist Christopher de Monti is wined and dined by German officers eager for sympathetic coverage. But de Monti’s nose for the real story soon leads him to discover the terrifying conditions of the Warsaw ghettos and the Nazis’ chilling plans for the ghettos’ inhabitants. As he comes to know the Jewish resistance movement and joins their courageous—if doomed—last stand, de Monti is thrust into a forbidden affair, a historic uprising, and a terrifying quest for survival. A novel inspired by real events and based on meticulous research into pre-WWII Warsaw, Mila 18 is “the story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered. . . . A fine and important novel” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author’s estate.