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The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz

The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz
 

This is the first full story of his amazing journey, drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp's fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

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ISBN 9780753545171
Barcode 9780753545171
Release Date 18 June 2019 by Ebury Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Fairweather, Jack
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ISBN-13 9780753545171
ISBN-10 0753545179
Stock Release date is 18 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint W H Allen
Release Date 18 June 2019
International Release Date 6 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fairweather, Jack
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Poland
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5318092
Catalogue Code 963750

Description of this Book

It's not enough to save yourself -- you have to go back for those left behind. You've probably never heard of the Polish freedom fighter Witold Pilecki, but he is one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War. As the only person who ever volunteered to be sent to Auschwitz, Pilecki led a campaign of sabotage and assassination of Nazi guards for years before making a dramatic escape, smuggling evidence of the Holocaust to the Western powers and alerting them to the atrocities of Nazi death camps. All evidence of Pilecki had been lost, until 2012, when his incredible eye-witness account was discovered in a dusty archive. This is the first full story of his amazing journey, drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp's fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of lives. This is an untold, real-life story of escape and heroism, set against the horrors of WWII and the Auschwitz, and the power of one man to change the course of history.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Superbly written and breathtakingly researched ... a story of incalculable value delivered in the most compelling prose I have read in a long time * Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist * Impossible to believe if it were not so meticulously researched ... a page-turner, a remarkable inside-view of the Holocaust, and also as a testament to all that is best in the human spirit * Mark Bowden, bestselling author of BLACK HAWK DOWN * As riveting as any page-turner and as profound as any great work of literature as it reveals humanity's capacity for both courage and savagery * Elliot Ackerman, ex-Marine, novelist and finalist for the National Book Award * A riveting account of human heroism in the face of overwhelming odds ... Fairweather's storytelling is simply masterful * Jon-Lee Anderson, writer for the New Yorker *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jack Fairweather is a former war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan and the author of A War of Choice and The Good War.

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