The Avengers: A Jewish War Story (Paperback)

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Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.

Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak-comrades, lovers, friends. In the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilna, they were the heart of a breathtakingly courageous underground movement, and when the ghetto was liquidated, they fled to the forests and joined other partisans in continued sabotage and resistance. Riveting, poignant and uplifting, The Avengers is a powerful exploration of resistance and revenge, of courage and dedication, and an inside look at some of the intrepid individuals who fought against the Holocaust and the nazi occupation of Europe.

About the Author

"New York Times" bestselling author Rich Cohen is a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair" and "Rolling Stone" and the author of seven books, including "Israel Is Real", "Tough Jews" and the widely acclaimed memoir "Sweet and Low". His work has appeared in "The New Yorker", "Harper'""s Magazine" and "Best American Essays." He lives in Connecticut with his wife, three sons and dog.

Praise For…

"A tremendous story."
--The Washington Post

"Fascinating... His language is spare and muscular, his descriptions evocative, his technique suspenseful. He is moved by this story and he moves us."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Rich Cohen has done a first-rate job."
--The Denver Rocky Mountain News

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375705298
ISBN-10: 0375705295
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: October 9th, 2001
Pages: 272
Language: English