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The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
The Pianist The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw 1939-1945
Author: Wladyslaw Szpilman
Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody (Son of Sam). The Pianist won the Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious prize—the Palme d’Or. — On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman playe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312311353
ISBN-10: 0312311354
Publication Date: 12/20/2002
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a most powerful book! It is not always easy reading because of its emotional impact, but the courage and enduring spirit throughout is truly compelling. It's a must-read true account from the Holocaust era. Don't miss it.
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A very inspiring book.
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Just finished reading it and am still mulling what occurred in Nazi Poland. It's one atrocity after another, but somehow this true life man made it through and continued to do what he loved best - music. Great insert at the end of the book of the one German officer who actually helped him to survive.
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As they say, better than the movie!!
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A very moving true story about the second world war. The human spirit will rise no matter what the situation. The author lost his entire family. This story left me wondering if different paths were taken would they have had a better outcome? I would recommend this book to anyone interested in WWII.
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Remarkable book, told by a survivor of the German occupation of Poland In world War II. It is moving,and horrible, and exposed an area of the cruelty of the Nazis I had not yet read much about. The inclusion of pf the diary of the German officer who ultimately saved him in the end adds a viewpoint from a German officer who was appalled by the atrocities, and himself saved may Jews.
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Truly an amazing story of survival. Don't miss this book!
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Much better than the movie!


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