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CD FIC RIM
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
11 audio discs (795 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
131500
Descript.
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audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital rdatr
optical rdarm
1.4 m/s
audio file rdaft
CD audio
Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
Performer
Read by Nancy Peterson and Charlie Thurston.
Summary
In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who patrol her streets and impose their curfews, but has never given much thought to what goes on behind the walls that contain her Jewish neighbors. She knows all too well about German brutality, and that they're the reason she must conceal her real identity. But in befriending Sara, a nurse who shares her apartment floor, Elzbieta makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of deception and heroism. Using Sara's credentials to smuggle children out of the ghetto brings Elzbieta face-to-face with the reality of the war behind its walls and to the plight of the Gorka family, who must make the impossible decision to give up their newborn daughter or watch her starve. For Roman Gorka, this final injustice stirs him to rebellion with a zeal not even his newfound love for Elzbieta can suppress.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Peterson, Nancy (Audiobook narrator), narrator.
Thurston, Charlie, narrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9781488261312
09781488261312
Call #
FIC RIM
Descript.
395 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note
Includes a reader's guide.
Summary
Set during World War II in Poland, a novel based on real-life heroes follows Elzbieta Rabinek over the course of the war, her involvement with the Resistance, and her love for a young man imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto whose passion leads him to fight in the Warsaw Uprising.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781525811531 (hc.)
1525811533 (hc.)
Call #
FIC BAL
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
343 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary
"A 'fixer' in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later. Eli's Promise spans three eras--Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the Vietnam War. 1939: Eli Rosen lives with his wife Esther and their young son in the Polish town of Lublin, where his family owns a construction company. As a consequence of the Nazi occupation, Eli's company is Aryanized, appropriated and transferred to Maximilian Poleski-an unprincipled profiteer who peddles favors to Lublin's subjugated residents. An uneasy alliance is formed; Poleski will keep the Rosen family safe if Eli will manage the business. Will Poleski honor his promise or will their relationship end in betrayal and tragedy? 1946: Eli resides with his son in a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany hoping for a visa to America. His wife has been missing since the war. One man is sneaking around the camps selling illegal visas; might he know what has happened to her? 1965: Eli rents a room in Albany Park, Chicago. He is on a mission. With patience, cunning, and relentless focus, he navigates unfamiliar streets and dangerous political backrooms, searching for the truth. Powerful and emotional, Ronald H. Balson's Eli's Promise is a rich, rewarding novel of World War II and a husband's quest for justice."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781250271464 (hardcover)
1250271460 (hardcover)
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