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Searching For Schindler

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781848940192
Genre : History
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A fascinating retelling of Oskar Schindler's extraordinary story and how it came to the world's attention through Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel and the subsequent multiple Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List *27th January 2019: 25th anniversary of the movie, which will be re-released in the UK and Australia* In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. In SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, Keneally describes how he went on to discover the full, extraordinary tale of the Aryan who risked his life to save hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, interviewing many of the survivors around the world. Here, for the first time, he fills in what happened to them, as well as to Schindler and his wife, in the decades after the war. And he gives a fascinating account of how his novel SCHINDLER'S ARK was published, its controversial winning of the Booker Prize, and the long road to its becoming the phenomenally successful film Schindler's List. Filled with entertaining anecdotes about the many people involved, from Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson to Keneally's own family, SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER gives a unique insight into the creation of a modern classic. Paying tribute to the irrepressible Poldek, it sheds renewed light on a remarkable instance of humanity amid the greatest inhumanity mankind has known.
Category: History

Searching For Schindler

Author : Tom Keneally
ISBN : 9781741666151
Genre : Authors, Australian
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"A memoir of Tom s journey around the world to discover the complete story of Oskar Schindler and that list.In 1980 Tom Keneally was in Beverley Hills returning from the Sorrento film festival where The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmithhad been showing. Looking for a new briefcase, Tom meets the Polish-Jewish Leopold Pfefferberg Page aka Poldek and his life for the next few years is taken over by this charismatic and driven man and the story he wants shared. "It's a story for you, I swear," he says to Tom. The story is of course that of 'The all-drinking, all-screwing, all black-marketeering Nazi. But to me he was Jesus Christ, Oskar Schindler". And Poldek shared with Tom the story of Schindler's Arkwhich went on to win the Booker Prize and ultimately to become the Oscar award-winning film Schindler's List. Schindler, the ruined Catholic hedonist, had something ambiguous about him that appealled to the ex-seminarian Tom Keneally who still struggled with his own Catholicism and his humanist view of the world. Oskar showed that virtue, regardless of race, creed or religion, emerged where it would. Tom was a small child during WWII and these memories, along with
Category: Authors, Australian

The Thomas Keneally Collection

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781529353709
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful collection of three seminal works by Booker prize-winning author Thomas Keneally. SCHINDLER'S ARK, THE BOOK BEHIND OSCAR-WINNING FILM "SCHINDLER'S LIST": In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy-drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy. SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, THE TRUE STORY BEHIND SCHINDLER'S ARK: In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. A FAMILY MADNESS: Inspired by a true incident, this powerful and disturbing novel focuses on Rudi Kabbel, a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belorussia, and Terry Delaney, a young Australian rugby player who falls in love with Kabbel's daughter. With the optimism and innocence of those unscathed by war, Delaney gropes to understand Kabbel's outlook on life and all too slowly grasps its implications.
Category: Fiction

Schindler S Ark

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781848940208
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller, made into the award-winning film Schindler's List. * 27th January 2019: 25th anniversary of the movie, which will be re-released in the UK and Australia* In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.
Category: Fiction

Schindler S List

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781476750484
Genre : Fiction
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In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the Nazi concentration camps, this award-winning, bestselling work of Holocaust fiction, inspiration for the classic film and “masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), returns with an all-new introduction and beautifully redesigned cover. An “extraordinary” (New York Review of Books) 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 The Book of Science and Antiquities and The 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. “Astounding…in this case the truth is far more powerful than anything the imagination could invent” (Newsweek).
Category: Fiction

Towards Asmara

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781444783216
Genre : Fiction
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During the Eritrean struggle for independence from Ethiopia, four Westerners travel under Eritrean rebel escort through a land of savage beauty and bitter drought towards the ancient capital of Asmara. Each is on a personal mission, all are irrevocably changed as they bear witness to the devastation of war as well as to the Eritreans' courage and humanity in the face of constant attack.
Category: Fiction

Outback

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 0528811096
Genre : History
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Depicts the way of life of the people who live in the harsh back country of Australia
Category: History

The Book Of Science And Antiquities

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781982121044
Genre : Fiction
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Thomas Keneally, the bestselling author of The Daughters of Mars and Schindler’s List, brings his “insightful and nimble prose” (The New York Times Book Review) to this exquisite exploration of community and country, love and morality, set in both prehistoric and modern Australia. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Shelby Apple is obsessed with reimagining the full story of the Learned Man—a prehistoric man whose remains are believed to be the link between Africa and ancient Australia. From Vietnam to northern Africa and the Australian Outback, Shelby searches for understanding of this enigmatic man from the ancient past, unaware that the two men share a great deal in common. Some 40,000 years in the past, the Learned Man has made his home alongside other members of his tribe. Complex and deeply introspective, he reveres tradition, loyalty, and respect for his ancestors. Willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, the Learned Man cannot conceive that a man millennia later could relate to him in heart and feeling. In this “meditation on last things, but still electric with life, passion and appetite” (The Australian), Thomas Keneally weaves an extraordinary dual narrative that effortlessly transports you around the world and across time, offering “a hymn to idealism and to human development” (Sydney Morning Herald).
Category: Fiction

The Dickens Boy

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781529345087
Genre : Fiction
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By the author of Schindler's Ark and master storyteller, Thomas Keneally, a vibrant novel about Charles Dickens' son and his adventures in the Australian Outback. In 1868, Charles Dickens dispatches his youngest child to Australia. Like his brother Alfred before him, sixteen-year-old Edward is expected to learn to apply himself in what his father considers to be the new land of opportunity. Posted to a remote sheep station in New South Wales, Edward discovers that Charles Dickens' fame has reached even there, as has the gossip about his father's scandalous liaison with an actress. Amid colonists, ex-convicts, local tribespeople and a handful of eligible young women, Edward strives to be his own man - and keep secret the fact that he's read none of his father's novels. Conjuring up a life of sheep-droving, horse-racing and cricket tournaments in a community riven with tensions and prejudice, the story of Edward's adventures also affords an intimate portrait of Dickens' himself. This vivacious novel is classic Keneally: historical figures and events re-imagined with verve, humour and compassion.
Category: Fiction

The People S Train

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781504038713
Genre : Fiction
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Artem Samsurov, an ardent follower of Lenin and a hero of the rebellion, flees his Siberian labor camp for the sanctuary of Brisbane, Australia in 1911. Failing to find the worker’s paradise and brotherhood he imagined, Artem quickly joins the agitation for a general strike among the growing trade union movement. He finds a fellow spirit in a dangerously attractive female lawyer and becomes entangled in the death of another Tsarist exile. But, Atrem can’t overcome the corruption, repression, and injustice of the conservative Brisbane. When he returns to Russia in 1917 for the Red October, will his beliefs stand? Based on the true story of Artem Sergeiv, a Russian immigrant in Australia who would play a vital role in the Russian Revolution, The People’s Train explores the hearts of the men and women who fueled, compromised, and passionately fought for their ideals.
Category: Fiction

Our Republic

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : UVA:X002282083
Genre : Australia
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The author is a passionate republican and this is his partisan plea for the establishment of an Australian republic. His is at once a personal and a national quest which traces our ambivalent attitude down through the years towards the monarchy and empire and shows the extent to which attitudes have changed. The author is best known as a novelist, his works including the Booker Prize-winning 'Schindler's Ark'.
Category: Australia

Woman Of The Inner Sea

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 0340579749
Genre : Australia
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A young woman once told Thomas Keneally her life story. It was to lodge in his mind and haunt his imagination, becoming the kernel for this enthralling and emotive novel. It tells of a marriage that becomes a nightmare, of a distraught woman's flight, actual and symbolic, into the Australian interior, a story of pursuit, tragic accident and a final, strange catharsis.
Category: Australia

Napoleon S Last Island

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781473625341
Genre : Fiction
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On the island of St Helena in the south Atlantic ocean, Napoleon spends his last years in exile. It is a hotbed of gossip and secret liaisons, where a blind eye is turned to relations between colonials and slaves. The disgraced emperor is subjected to vicious and petty treatment by his captors, but he forges an unexpected ally: a rebellious British girl, Betsy, who lives on the island with her family and becomes his unlikely friend. Based on fact, Napoleon's Last Island is the surprising story of one of history's most enigmatic figures and a British family who dared to associate with him. It is a tale of vengeance, duplicity and loyalty, and of a man whose charisma made him dangerous to the end.
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Now And In Time To Be

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : UVA:X002087479
Genre : Ireland
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Attractively photographed, large-format book which chronicles the well-known author's travels around the country of his ancestors. He has also written TSchindler's Ark', winner of the 1982 Booker Prize, and TThe Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith'.
Category: Ireland

The Power Game

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781501167232
Genre : Fiction
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The final novel in a fast-paced and gripping historical crime trilogy from the legendary Thomas Keneally and his eldest daughter, Meg Keneally. Set in 1825 during Australia's colonial period at the notorious Port Macquarie penal colony, The Power Game is the thrilling conclusion to the whip-smart mystery series from the "greatest living practitioner of historical fiction" (Christian Science Monitor).
Category: Fiction

Bettany S Book

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781444784152
Genre : Fiction
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When Dimp Bettany, a Sydney film producer, comes into possession of her ancestor John Bettany's journals, she believes she has finally found the subject of her next masterpiece. Even her more detached sister Prim, an aid worker in the Sudan, becomes intrigued as the story unfolds of how John Bettany carved out a living in the wilds of New South Wales in the 1840s, and of the internment in the notorious Female Factory of Sarah Bernard, the convict woman he was destined to meet. As John's and Sarah's paths converge, each sister finds her life cast in a new and galvanising light.
Category: Fiction

A River Town

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009828844
Genre : City and town life
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The story of an Irish shopkeeper and other characters in the riverside town of Kempsey at the turn of this century, and how he and they are affected by the unknown identity of a dead woman, the plague from Sydney, and the silent suffering of an orphaned girl. By the author of 'Schindler's Ark' and 'The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith'.
Category: City and town life

The Cut Rate Kingdom

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 0140072241
Genre : Australian fiction
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Beschrijving van een episode uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Australië waarin hoge eisen worden gesteld aan de premier die voor zijn landgenoten de hulp van Engeland en Amerika in de strijd tegen de Japanse aanvaller aanvaardbaar probeerte maken.
Category: Australian fiction

The Widow And Her Hero

Author : Thomas Keneally
ISBN : 9781504038690
Genre : Fiction
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When Grace married the handsome and worldly Captain Leo Waterhouse in Australia during the middle of the Second World War, she never doubted that she had married a hero and he would come back to her unscathed. But Leo never returns from a commando raid on Japanese ships in the Singapore Harbour, leaving Grace a widow, like so many, to shoulder the pain and regret of losing her husband. Sixty years later, Grace is still bitter and perplexed by the tragic death of the love of her life when the true story of the abortive mission comes to light. As Leo’s diary during captivity, scrawled on toilet paper, and new fragments of the events emerge, Grace must confront her doubts about her hero and his ultimate betrayal.
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