SCHINDLER'S LIST by Thomas Keneally

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It is necessary, then, to conclude that ''Schindler's List'' is not one of Thomas Keneally's better books. Nevertheless, as an act of homage to a man we mustn't be allowed to forget, the book does its job movingly and well.
-Christian Science Monitor

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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 Thomas Keneally

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Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published twenty-five novels since. They include Schindler’s List, which won the Booker Prize in 1982, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates, and Gossip from the Forest, 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.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Touchstone. 402 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction
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All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Above average
on May 16 2015

A mesmerizing novel based on the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German industralist who saved and succored more than 1000 Jews from the Nazis at enormous financial and emotional expense.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Sam Jordison on May 15 2009

Yet, the real measure of Keneally's creative talent is that any such problems are immediately forgiven as he sweeps us up in his story...It's one thing to sift through historical documents and testimonies. It's another to bring them to life as he has here. Who cares if it's faction or fiction? It's a book everyone should read.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Sam Jordison on May 15 2009

It's one thing to sift through historical documents and testimonies. It's another to bring them to life as he has here. Who cares if it's faction or fiction? It's a book everyone should read.

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Christian Science Monitor

Above average
Reviewed by Bruce Allen on Jul 18 2010

It is necessary, then, to conclude that ''Schindler's List'' is not one of Thomas Keneally's better books. Nevertheless, as an act of homage to a man we mustn't be allowed to forget, the book does its job movingly and well.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by Lindsay B on May 15 2014

Schindler's List is a compelling and emotional book due to its reality. This work opens the hearts of its readers, leaving them pondering the significance and tragedy of Germany during the war...I highly recommend this book to anyone to broaden their awareness of the value of life

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She Treads Softly Blog

Excellent
Reviewed by Lori L on Oct 08 2010

Schindler's List, while presented in the form of a novel, is very well researched and based on fact...I found Keneally to be an excellent writer. I also appreciated all the research he did to write Schindler's List...In this case the melding of facts into a novel was perfect.

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