Schindler's List (Paperback)
The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film--"a masterful account of the growth of the human soul" ("Los Angeles Times Book Review").
A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of "Daughter of Mars," uses the actual testimony of the "Schindlerjuden"--Schindler's Jews--to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.
About the Author
Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty-one novels since. They include "Schindler's List", which won the Booker Prize in 1982, "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith", "Gossip from the Forest", and "Confederates", " "all of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written several works of nonfiction, including his boyhood memoir, "Homebush Boy", " The Commonwealth of Thieves", " "and "Searching for Schindler." He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney, Australia.
New York Review of Books
An extraordinary tale...no summary can adequately convey the strategems and reverses and sudden twists of fortune...A notable achievement.
A truly heroic story of the war and, like the tree planted in Oskar Schindler's honor in Jerusalem, a fitting memorial to the fight of one individual against the horror of Nazism.
An astounding story...in this case the truth is far more powerful than anything the imagination could invent.