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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. A mesmerizing novel based on the true story of medical-site.info: Schindler's Ark: The Booker Prize winning novel filmed as 'Schindler's List' eBook: Thomas Keneally: Kindle Store. (ebook) Schindler's Ark from Dymocks online store. Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller. Schindler's Ark (released in America as Schindler's List) is a Booker Prize- winning novel published in by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally, which was.
What distinguishes Schindler in Keneally's version is not, superficially, kindness or idealism, but a certain gusto. He is a flawed hero; he is not "without sin".
He is a drinker, a womaniser and, at first, a profiteer. After the war, he is commemorated as Righteous among the Nations by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, but he is never seen as a conventionally virtuous character. His wife Emilie remarked in a German TV interview that Schindler did nothing remarkable before the war and nothing after it. Then, he ends up living a shabby life in a small flat in Frankfurt.
After 29 unexceptional postwar years he died in He was buried in Jerusalem as he wished with the help of his old friend Pfefferberg.
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His main characters are developed well enough that they're memorable. Horace Searcy is apparently fictional. I'll leave it at that. It's easy to tell which characters are historical by highlighting the name which will bring up the Wikipedia info. The Yankees throughout the book are like shadowy figures.
This book is strictly focused on the Confederates. Some things I liked: Not having read any of Keneally's books, I thought the writing was good.
The book seems to portray the monotony of camp life pretty realistically. Because the story only covered , the worst of the shortages hadn't yet begun. As a result, it would probably be completely realistic to have the guys eating well. Some of the things that had me scratching my head: The mention of D. H Hill several times as "Dan" was not accurate. In fact, it was a more formal period in our history. Carolinian of which he was quite proud. I can't imagine James Longstreet being called "Jimmy" either.
If I'm wrong, I'd love to be corrected.
Was the use of GD really used as much as the author had the men using it in this book? Even if it was, I think the author could have toned it down. Though it is understandable in the middle of the chaos of war I suppose, I admit I found it offensive. If you are looking for numerous battle scenes, you may be disappointed..
Confederate name for Antietam. On the other hand, if you wanted to know what happens when a body comes in contact with a canister shot or Minie ball, it is there in graphic detail. One last thing: A reviewer who gave the book a poor rating because she didn't know that all southern women were "such sluts" needs to remember that there are different classes of people on both sides.
I would be surprised if a lady of the "landed class" were to offer herself to the soldiers as they passed by. The armies all had their "camp followers", something like your "groupies" of today. All-in-all a somewhat quirky, yet intriguing, little novel. A true modern classic. The fact that it's the true story of Oskar Schindler within the true story of the holocaust is just an amazing bonus.
All of the these WWII stories are difficult to get through but this story manages to show the little miracles, sprinkled all throughout, giving it dimension as well as proving that the truth that as the darkness grows darker, how also the light intensifies. The best as well as the worst of human character and condition is on display.
This is one of the best stories of all time, showcasing the heights and depths of the human heart. Beautiful tribute to Oskar Schindler as his family.
I am a well-fed, comfortable American. I can go to the refrigerator for food any time I wish. I don't have to worry where the next meal will come from. I enjoy the best political system devised by man. Then I read this story about a large group of people who not only lost the basic comforts of their lives, but they also lost their loved ones, their human dignity, and in many cases, their lives.
Just because of who they were. They were subjected to the worst of the evil that men can invent. Was a businessman who was out to make a buck, but found himself in the midst of all of this evil and was appalled by what he saw.
Without making any claims to moral or religious motivations, he did what he could to relieve the suffering that he witnessed and to save as many lives as he could. He used the system of evil to prevent more evil. What an inspiring story!
God help me if I ever face such a situation. I pray that I would have the passion for justice Schindler had, and the willingness to act, even when I know I am placing myself in danger. This story is truly astonishing. Oscar Schindler's famed list saved more than Jews from sure death in the Nazi killing machine. A German industrialist, Nazi party member and conspicuous socialite with extensive and powerful contacts, a womanizer and drinker who was not affected by riotous consumption, a savvy black marketeer and master liar and bluffer, he bankrupted himself by protecting "his" Jews from inevitable death in plain sight of the SS and murderous Nazi beauacracy.
He was the most prolific savior of endangered Jewish lives during the entirety of the war. The question of WHY is never satisfactorily answered, except that under his veneer of suave worldliness beat a heart of compassion for suffering human beings. A man of action, his compassion and courage did not go to waste. After the war, his Jews became his family and cared for him financially and emotionally during tumultuous years of serial business failures.
He was lionized in Israel as righteous among the Gentiles, received numerous awards, and spent his time between Israel and Germany. His rescue efforts resulted in the births of additional human beings who otherwise would not exist.
He was buried in Israel with the highest possible honor. The most improbable of rescuers he was denied entry into the US because of his Nazi party membership , a man who could have been expected to collaborate in atrocities as did other German industrialists, his motives remain enigmatic, even to those whom he saved. It is enough to say that this great man channeled his enormous energies into salvation at great personal risk, making him truly righteous among the Gentiles in the blackest time in human history.
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