Inside of Time: My Journey from Alaska to Israel

Inside of Time: My Journey from Alaska to Israel

by Ruth Gruber

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Inside of Time: My Journey from Alaska to Israel by Ruth Gruber

The unforgettable story of Ruth Gruber’s rugged travels through Alaska and years spent helping refugees escape to Israel in the nation’s turbulent early days.

Drawing from hundreds of notebooks accumulated throughout her career, Gruber’s breathtaking memoir spans some of the most significant events of the twentieth century, covering the years 1941 to 1952. She details her eighteen months spent surveying Alaska on behalf of the United States government, her role assisting Holocaust refugees’ emigration from war-torn Europe, and her relationships with some of the most important figures of the era, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Golda Meir.
Gruber describes these eleven years of her inspiring life with clarity and insight, providing an extraordinary inside look at some of the twentieth century’s turning points.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453205730
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 381
Sales rank: 488,443
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Ruth Gruber (1911–2016) was an award-winning Jewish American journalist, photographer, and humanitarian. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, she was 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 passed away in 2016 at the age of 105.

Ruth Gruber (1911–2016) was an award-winning Jewish American journalist, photographer, and humanitarian. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, she was 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 passed away in 2016 at the age of 105.

Table of Contents

Introductionxii
Part 1Alaska
1Miss Gruber Goes to Washington5
2FDR and Eleanor Hold Separate Press Conferences12
3A Controversial Bath24
4Schoolmarms and Whores30
5Anchorage Booms38
6The Silver Bullet46
7Sailing Down the Yukon River55
8The Rime of the Brooklyn Mariner62
9Nome67
10Learning to Live Inside of Time73
11The Mad Cruise of the Atalanta78
12The Pribilof Islands82
13On My Way to the Top of the World91
14Preparing for War99
15December 7, 1941108
Part 2Washington in Wartime
16The War Became a Member of the Wedding119
17The Army Lays the Canol Pipeline to Fuel the Alcan Highway and Strike at Japan137
18Helen Rogers Reid and the Herald Tribune Forum146
19The Road to Haven158
20Oswego165
21War Comes to the Waldorf Astoria170
22The End of the War176
23Panic Spreads180
Part 3The DP Camps and Israel
24Off to Europe191
25"We Want to Go, We Must Go, We Will Go to Palestine"202
26Collecting Stories from DPs209
27Nuremberg: Trial of the Century217
28Arrested by Czech Police223
29A Press Blackout in Vienna227
30From Cairo to Jerusalem232
31"If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem"244
32We Visit the King254
33All's Well That Ends Well?258
34"1947: The Fateful Year"264
35The Last Committee271
36Storming Acre Prison282
37Exodus 1947286
38Cyprus and Port de Bouc291
39A Line of Fire and Blood301
Part 4The Birth of Israel
40The Nation is Born, The War Begins309
41Life as a War Correspondent315
42Brushes with Death, Brushes with Greatness321
43Falling in Love in Puerto Rico327
44Mr. Bevin and Mrs. Reid335
45The Wedding341
46Eleanor Visits the Holy Land349
Acknowledgments353
Appendix355
Index371
About the Author382

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Inside of Time: My Journey from Alaska to Israel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book begins when Ruth visits Alaska at the beginning of WWII, which is interesting. Places she visits, such as Dutch Harbor, will sound familiar to fans of Deadliest Catch. But I was most interested in what happened to Jewish refugees after the Holocaust. Their homes were gone, their families were gone, and they were living in squalid camps run by the Americans which were no better than the concentration camps, except that they weren't being exterminated. All they wanted was to go to Palestine, which of course became Israel. The political obstacles and suffering these people endured was heartbreaking, yet Ruth's reporting really made a difference. One by one the barriers fell, and I got goosebumps reading about each hard-won victory. I also highly recommend her book, Haven.