The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II

The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II

by Alex Kershaw

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306820434
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 247,999
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alex Kershaw is the author of seven books, including the widely acclaimed bestsellers The Bedford Boys, The Longest WinterThe Few, and Escape from the Deep. He lives in Massachusetts.

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Map of Hungary, 1944 12

Map of Budapest, 1944 13

Part 1 The Final Solution

1 Wannsee 17

2 On the Run 24

3 Mauthausen 37

4 The Last Refuge 47

Part 2 Darkness at Noon

5 Escape from Auschwitz 73

6 The Cruelest Summer 83

7 The Swedish Pimpernel 95

8 The Majestic Hotel 113

9 Operation Panzerfaust 150

Part 3 Red Danube

10 The Arrow Cross 175

11 The Road to Hegyeshalom 183

12 Dinner with Eichmann 204

13 December 1944 224

14 The Inferno 238

Part 4 The Cold War

15 Liberation 279

16 The Fall 293

17 Lost Hero 303

18 Brave New Worlds 319

19 Going After the "Master" 335

20 The Wallenberg Mystery 359

21 The Last Survivors 379

Appendix 393

Losses of Hungarian Jews During World War II 394

Notes 397

Bibliography 467

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The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A spark can start a blaze! This book illustrates how one persons actions can change the world! Most uplifting book I have ever read, should be required reading for any human on Earth! The guy who wrote this book is an incredible writer! The acts of our daily lives do have consequences for good or ill, this book highlights this concept! It follows the action of one man from Sweden who saves many thousands of lives though diplomacy (jews from being killed fom Nazis Adolf Eichmann). This is one the best books I have ever written, highly recommend it to anyone who want to be inspired in life, learn about world history! FIVE STAR QUALITY, best bookI have read in a long, long time!
sergevansteenkiste More than 1 year ago
Alex Kershaw succeeds in turning a tragedy into a thriller that keeps his readers on the edge of their seats. Kershaw's gift of gab is remarkable because he manages to enthrall many people who already have some familiarity with the life and mission of Raoul Wallenberg before even perusing through his book. Kershaw focuses most of his narrative on the implacable duel opposing Wallenberg who tried to save with the help of others as many (Hungarian) Jews as possible to Adolf Eichmann and his fascist followers who were determined to liquidate any Jew falling in their hands. In summary, "The Envoy" is a quick read that is not a comprehensive biography of Wallenberg.
Christianbelle More than 1 year ago
Truly fascinating tale of Swedish Diplomat saving many lives at end of WWII, very well written, learned a lot, fun to read, it was difficult to put this book down, read it in one sitting, this author is the best WWII writer I have ever encountered, very much recommend this book.
GalinaMorse More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully spun, involved a Swedish diplomat in Hungary towards end of WWII, very inspiring wisdowm. Timeless classic, eternally grateful to the author Alex Kershaw for providing me with this book-information! Distilled the wisdowm of WWII, made it pertinent to reader. Very well written, great book, this author is superb.
___ANNA___ More than 1 year ago
Swedish diplomat saves jews at end of WW2, very interesting read. Found the author to focus on the topic to cover a wide range of WW2 history, put forth in an entertainng manner. Alex Kershaw makes the reader feel as if they are a true participant in these historical event(s). Very well written, exciting, insightful. Great book.
PIUSLEE More than 1 year ago
Preeminent tale of survival during ending of WWII. Alex Kershaw is very exclusive in his research, presentation of facts, very good story of diplomacy, WWII ending in his nonfction novel. Very good story, fresh perspective on some historys' most important events, timeltime. Two thumbs WAY-WAY up!
Jennifermiller More than 1 year ago
Alex Kerhaw wins again! Excellent book about Swedish diplomats' effort to save Jews at end of WWII. This book was very inspiring, highly recommend this book. Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MUST HAVE! Very good book. Alex Kershaw is an incredible writer, the best world war two writer alive today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! I loved reading it, very inspiring, very well written! Alex Kershaw is an incredible writer!
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New-York-City-Reader More than 1 year ago
EXQUITSITE book. Tiptop learning experience, great read.
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briannnnn More than 1 year ago
Swedish man, diplomat... his efforts to save the lives of Jewish prisoners at the end of WWII. good book.
BD0 More than 1 year ago
Superb book.
REDFOXEAST More than 1 year ago
Diplomat's effors to save Jewish prisoners in Europe at end of WWII, very sad book, but very insightful -- learned a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional book. Five star is only beginning how good it was. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleasent surprise, good writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alex Kershaw is a gifted writer, this book was excellent. Highly recommend.