The Night Trilogy

The Night Trilogy
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0809073641
ISBN 13: 9780809073641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Trilogy Book Review:

Three works deal with a concentration camp survivor, a hostage holder in Palestine, and a recovering accident victim.

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel,Marion Wiesel
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN 10: 071819781X
ISBN 13: 9780718197810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Book Review:

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

Dawn

Dawn
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2006-03-21
ISBN 10: 1466821167
ISBN 13: 9781466821163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawn Book Review:

"The author...has built knowledge into artistic fiction."—The New York Times Book Review Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter. The night-long wait for morning and death provides Dawn, Elie Wiesel's ever more timely novel, with its harrowingly taut, hour-by-hour narrative. Caught between the manifold horrors of the past and the troubling dilemmas of the present, Elisha wrestles with guilt, ghosts, and ultimately God as he waits for the appointed hour and his act of assassination. Dawn is an eloquent meditation on the compromises, justifications, and sacrifices that human beings make when they murder other human beings.

The Accident

The Accident
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1982-01
ISBN 10: 9780613170673
ISBN 13: 0613170679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accident Book Review:

A man seriously injured when hit by a car is taken to the hospital where a doctor, the woman who loves him, and his artist friend lead him to yearn for life rather than death.

Dawn

Dawn
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 89
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4084522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawn Book Review:

Deals with the conflicts and thoughts of a young Jewish concentration-camp veteran as he prepares to assassinate a British hostage in occupied Palestine.

After the Darkness

After the Darkness
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055907243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Darkness Book Review:

A poignant, powerful distillation of the Holocaust experience from the internationally acclaimed writer and Nobel laureate. In his first book, Night, Elie Wiesel described his concentration camp experience, but he has rarely written directly about the Holocaust since then. Now, as the last generation of survivors is passing and a new generation must be introduced to mankind’s darkest hour, Wiesel sums up the most important aspects of Hitler’s years in power and provides a fitting memorial to those who suffered and perished. He writes about the creation of the Third Reich, Western acquiescence, the gas chambers, and memory. He criticizes Churchill and Roosevelt for what they knew and ignored, and he praises little-known Jewish heroes. Augmenting Wiesel’s text are testimonies from survivors, who recall, among other moments and events: the establishment of the Nurembourg Laws, Kristallnacht, transport to the camps, and liberation. With this book — richly illustrated with 45 photographs from the U.S. Holocaust Museum -- Wiesel proves once again the ineluctable importance of bearing witness.

Witness

Witness
Author: Ariel Burger
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1328802698
ISBN 13: 9781328802699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witness Book Review:

"In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protaegae and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher"--

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2006-01-16
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038320342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Book Review:

The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity.

Open Heart

Open Heart
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0805212582
ISBN 13: 9780805212587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Heart Book Review:

The author, at age eighty-two, was told that he needed immediate surgery to clear his blocked arteries. On what he knew might very well be his deathbed, he reflected on his many losses and accomplishments, and on all that remained to be done. Fortunately, he survived the life-threatening heart surgery to turn those reflections into a book which discusses his affection for his family both departed and still living, his aspirations for his writing, and his hope that he improved the world

The Reality Dysfunction

The Reality Dysfunction
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2008-10-08
ISBN 10: 9780316040402
ISBN 13: 0316040401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality Dysfunction Book Review:

Space is not the only void... In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp. But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it "The Reality Dysfunction." It is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history. THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION is a modern classic of science fiction, an extraordinary feat of storytelling on a truly epic scale.

His at Night

His at Night
Author: Sherry Thomas
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-05-25
ISBN 10: 0553906321
ISBN 13: 9780553906325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His at Night Book Review:

Love is hottest in the darkness before dawn. Elissande Edgerton is a desperate woman, a virtual prisoner in the home of her tyrannical uncle. Only through marriage can she claim the freedom she craves. But how to catch the perfect man? Lord Vere is used to baiting irresistible traps. As a secret agent for the government, he’s tracked down some of the most devious criminals in London, all the while maintaining his cover as one of Society’s most harmless—and idiotic—bachelors. But nothing can prepare him for the scandal of being ensnared by Elissande. Forced into a marriage of convenience, Elissande and Vere are each about to discover that they’re not the only one with a hidden agenda. With seduction their only weapon—and a dark secret from the past endangering both their lives—can they learn to trust each other even as they surrender to a passion that won’t be denied?

The Six Days of Destruction

The Six Days of Destruction
Author: Elie Wiesel,Albert H Friedlander,Cardinal B. Hume,Bishop R. Harries,Lord Jakobovits
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN 10: 1483297756
ISBN 13: 9781483297750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Six Days of Destruction Book Review:

"If you do not take up this text to pray, take it as a book to be studied. Once you have read these stories, they will not leave you, for they are part of human history." (From the Introduction by Albert Friedlander). The Six Days of Destruction is a religious text for use in both Jewish and interfaith services for Yom Ha-Shoah; it also stands on its own as a work of great poignancy. The six stories were written by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Elie Wiesel, with liturgies by Rabbi Albert Friedlander. The book opens with prefaces by Cardinal Basil Hume, Bishop Richard Harries and Lord Jakobovits, and is illustrated with a collection of drawings by inmates of the Nazi concentration camps, introduced by Elisabeth Maxwell and Roman Halter.

Dawn

Dawn
Author: Eleanor H. Porter
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1775562875
ISBN 13: 9781775562870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawn Book Review:

Though starkly different from Pollyanna, the book that propelled author Eleanor H. Porter to worldwide acclaim, the engrossing novel Dawn plumbs some of the same themes as its predecessor, including the importance of always maintaining an optimistic outlook on life, no matter how dire the circumstances you are facing. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the novel's protagonist is a young man whose vision is gradually degrading. Will he continue to wallow in his despair, or will he find a way to accept his encroaching blindness?

The Jews of Silence

The Jews of Silence
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN 10: 080524297X
ISBN 13: 9780805242973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jews of Silence Book Review:

In the fall of 1965 the Israeli newspaper Haaretz sent a young journalist named Elie Wiesel to the Soviet Union to report on the lives of Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain. “I would approach Jews who had never been placed in the Soviet show window by Soviet authorities,” wrote Wiesel. “They alone, in their anonymity, could describe the conditions under which they live; they alone could tell whether the reports I had heard were true or false—and whether their children and their grandchildren, despite everything, still wish to remain Jews. From them I would learn what we must do to help . . . or if they want our help at all.” What he discovered astonished him: Jewish men and women, young and old, in Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, Vilna, Minsk, and Tbilisi, completely cut off from the outside world, overcoming their fear of the ever-present KGB to ask Wiesel about the lives of Jews in America, in Western Europe, and, most of all, in Israel. They have scant knowledge of Jewish history or current events; they celebrate Jewish holidays at considerable risk and with only the vaguest ideas of what these days commemorate. “Most of them come [to synagogue] not to pray,” Wiesel writes, “but out of a desire to identify with the Jewish people—about whom they know next to nothing.” Wiesel promises to bring the stories of these people to the outside world. And in the home of one dissident, he is given a gift—a Russian-language translation of Night, published illegally by the underground. “‘My God,’ I thought, ‘this man risked arrest and prison just to make my writing available to people here!’ I embraced him with tears in my eyes.”

And the Sea Is Never Full

And the Sea Is Never Full
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 0307764095
ISBN 13: 9780307764096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And the Sea Is Never Full Book Review:

As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try to mitigate the victims' solitude." He makes words his weapon, and in these pages we relive with him his unstinting battles. We see him meet with world leaders and travel to regions ruled by war, dictatorship, racism, and exclusion in order to engage the most pressing issues of the day. We see him in the Soviet Union defending persecuted Jews and dissidents; in South Africa battling apartheid and supporting Mandela's ascension; in Cambodia and in Bosnia, calling on the world to face the atrocities; in refugee camps in Albania and Macedonia as an emissary for President Clinton. He chastises Ronald Reagan for his visit to the German military cemetery at Bitburg. He supports Lech Walesa but challenges some of his views. He confronts Francois Mitterrand over the misrepresentation of his activities in Vichy France. He does battle with Holocaust deniers. He joins tens of thousands of young Austrians demonstrating against renascent fascism in their country. He receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Through it all, Wiesel remains deeply involved with his beloved Israel, its leaders and its people, and laments its internal conflicts. He recounts the behind-the-scenes events that led to the establishment of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He shares the feelings evoked by his return to Auschwitz, by his recollections of Yitzhak Rabin, and by his memories of his own vanished family. This is the magnificent finale of a historic memoir.

Messengers of God

Messengers of God
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 1476737673
ISBN 13: 9781476737676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Messengers of God Book Review:

Elie Wiesel’s classic look at Job and seven other Biblical characters as they grapple with their relationship with God and the question of his justice. “Wiesel has never allowed himself to be diverted from the role of witness for the martyred Jews and survivors of the Holocaust, and by extension for all those who through the centuries have asked Job's question: ‘What is God doing and where is His justice?’ Here in a masterful series of mythic portraits, drawing upon Bible tales and the Midrashim (a body of commentary), Wiesel explores ‘the distant and haunting figures that molded him’: Adam, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Job. With the dramatic invention of a Father Mapple and the exquisite care of a Talmudic scholar, Wiesel interprets the wellsprings of Jewish religious tradition as the many faces of man’s greatness facing the inexplicable. In an intimate relationship with God it is possible to complain, to demand. Adam and Eve in sinning “cried out” against the injustice of their entrapment; Cain assaulted God rather than his brother; and Abraham's agreement to sacrifice his son placed the burden of guilt on Him who demanded it. As for Job, Wiesel concludes that he abdicated his defiance as did the confessing Communists of Stalin’s time to ‘underline the implausibility’ of his trial, and thus become the accuser. Wiesel’s concern with the imponderables of fate seems to move from strength to strength” (Kirkus Reviews).

The Wrath & the Dawn

The Wrath & the Dawn
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 0698185897
ISBN 13: 9780698185890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wrath & the Dawn Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend. She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. *The book is a Rough Cut Edition (pages are deliberately not the same length).*

Clara's War

Clara's War
Author: Clara Kramer,Stephen Glantz
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN 10: 1551993686
ISBN 13: 9781551993683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clara's War Book Review:

“You lose your loved ones, and still you want to live.” On 21 July 1942, the Nazis reached the small Polish town of Zolkiew. Life for fifteen-year-old Clara Kramer would never be the same. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, three families found perilous refuge in a hand-dug cellar. Hers was one of them. Living above and protecting them were the Becks. Mrs. Beck had been the families’ maid. Mr. Beck was alcoholic and a self-professed anti-Semite, yet he risked his life to keep his charges safe. But survival under his protection proved to be anything but predictable. Whether it was his nightly drinking sessions with officers of the SS in the room just above or his torrid affair with one of the hiding women, it seemed that Clara and the others often had as much to fear from Beck as they did from the war. Clara’s mother told her to keep a diary while they lived in the bunker in order to fill her time and “so the world would know what happened to us.” Over sixty years later, Clara Kramer has finally turned those diaries into a compelling and heartbreaking memoir — a story of love and memory and survival. From the Hardcover edition.

Cities of the Red Night

Cities of the Red Night
Author: William S. Burroughs
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 1466856602
ISBN 13: 9781466856608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities of the Red Night Book Review:

While young men wage war against an evil empire of zealous mutants, the population of this modern inferno is afflicted with the epidemic of a radioactive virus. An opium-infused apocalyptic vision from the legendary author of Naked Lunch is the first of the trilogy with The Places of the Dead Roads and his final novel, The Western Plains.

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 0765383888
ISBN 13: 9780765383884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day Book Review:

When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline. But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day is a new standalone urban fantasy novella from New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.