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The Resource The great escape : nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world, Kati Marton

The great escape : nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world, Kati Marton

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The great escape : nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world
Title
The great escape
Title remainder
nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Kati Marton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Marton brings to life an unknown chapter of World War II: the tale of nine men who grew up in Budapest's brief Golden Age, then, driven from Hungary by anti-Semitism, fled to the West, especially to the United States, and changed the world. These nine men, each celebrated for individual achievements, were actually part of a unique group who grew up in a time and place that will never come again, shaped by Budapest's lively café life before the darkness closed in. She follows the lives of four history-changing scientists who helped usher in the nuclear age and the computer (Edward Teller, John von Neumann, Leo Szilard, and Eugene Wigner); two major filmmakers (Michael Curtiz, who directed Casablanca, and Alexander Korda, who produced The Third Man); two immortal photographers (Robert Capa and Andre Kertesz); and one seminal writer (Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon).--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marton, Kati
Dewey number
  • 940.53/180922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.H93
LC item number
A153 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews, Hungarian
  • Exiles
  • Exiles
Label
The great escape : nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world, Kati Marton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index
Control code
ocm70864519
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9780743261159
Lccn
2006049162
Other physical details
ill., map cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)70864519
Label
The great escape : nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world, Kati Marton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index
Control code
ocm70864519
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9780743261159
Lccn
2006049162
Other physical details
ill., map cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)70864519

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