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Raquela
     

Raquela

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by Ruth Gruber
 

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A National Jewish Book Award–winning biography: A fascinating look at the early years of Israel’s statehood experienced through the life of a pioneering nurse

During her extraordinary career, nurse Raquela Prywes was a witness to history. She delivered babies in a Holocaust refugee camp and on the Israeli frontier. She crossed minefields to

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A National Jewish Book Award–winning biography: A fascinating look at the early years of Israel’s statehood experienced through the life of a pioneering nurse

During her extraordinary career, nurse Raquela Prywes was a witness to history. She delivered babies in a Holocaust refugee camp and on the Israeli frontier. She crossed minefields to aid injured soldiers in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and organized hospitals to save the lives of those fighting the 1967 Six-Day War. Along the way, her own life was a series of triumphs and tragedies mirroring those of the newly formed Jewish state.

Raquela is a moving tribute to a remarkable woman, and an unforgettable chronicle of the birth of Israel through the eyes of those who lived it.

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“Ruth Gruber is an adventure in herself.” —New York Herald Tribune


“You couldn't invent Ruth Gruber . . . not even in a movie." —Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453206348
Publisher:
Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Edition description:
B&N epub
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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“Ruth Gruber is an adventure in herself.” —New York Herald Tribune

“You couldn't invent Ruth Gruber . . . not even in a movie." —Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

 

Meet the Author

Ruth Gruber is an award-winning Jewish American journalist, photographer, and humanitarian. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, she is the author of nineteen books, including the National Jewish Book Award–winning biography Raquela (1978). She also wrote several memoirs documenting her astonishing experiences, among them Ahead of Time (1991), Inside of Time (2002), and Haven (1983), which documents her role in the rescue of one thousand refugees from Europe and their safe transport to America. Gruber lives in New York City.

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Raquela: A Woman of Israel 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried... and mostly I turned the pages so absorbed was I in Raquela's life as a ninth-generation Israelite and Jew. I had this book for awhile, but hesitated to pick it up worried that it would be 'slow' or a boringly written biography. I could not have been more wrong! Before I knew it, I had read 75 pages and had to put the book down to return to work. From then on I was reading it at breakfast, after dinner, giving up favorite TV shows to read more of 'Raquela'. A beautiful, beautiful story of a jewish woman, born in Israel whose story will move you.