Taking Risks

Taking Risks

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by Joseph Pell, Fred Rosenbaum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1571431160

ISBN-13: 9781571431165

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: RDR Books

On the Night the SS Rounded Up the Jews of his Ukrainian ghetto, eighteen-year-old Yosel Epelbaum crawled on his hands and knees to a nearby forest. There he joined a diverse band of pro-Soviet partisans, led by a kind of warlord in the wilderness, who created a "forest republic" behind Nazi lines. With his courageous comrades, Epelbaum disrupted the German war effort

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On the Night the SS Rounded Up the Jews of his Ukrainian ghetto, eighteen-year-old Yosel Epelbaum crawled on his hands and knees to a nearby forest. There he joined a diverse band of pro-Soviet partisans, led by a kind of warlord in the wilderness, who created a "forest republic" behind Nazi lines. With his courageous comrades, Epelbaum disrupted the German war effort for almost a year and a half and saved hundreds of civilians at the same time.

After the liberation, the young survivor became caught up in Europe's robust black market. With little money or formal education, and knowing no English, he immigrated to San Francisco in 1947 and within a year opened an ice cream shop in the city's outlying, foggy Sunset District. Only a decade later Joe Pell was well on his way to becoming one of the leading real estate developers in Northern California.

Taking Risks, related in a taut and vivid style, is his story-one of loss and torment but also daring, ingenuity, and uncommon resilience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571431165
Publisher:
RDR Books
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prologue: Nazi-Occupied Ukraine1
1Butcher's Boy4
2Out of Place19
3Life under Stalin39
4Purely by Chance51
5In the Partisans68
6My War83
7A Strange Freedom111
8Flimflam Man123
9Reading the Signs147
10Becoming Joe Pell167
11A Time to Build184
12My Family and My World207
Epilogue219
Afterword and Acknowledgments225

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Taking Risks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Written in a vivid style, this work is both saddening and triumphant. His accounts of taking revenge against those who had destroyed his family and his people will have you cheering while you read.