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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Overview

The intrepid journalist and Holocaust refugee champion “gives a commonplace appeal to the momentous events with her ingenuous storytelling” (Kirkus Reviews).

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: 658,542
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

  • Cover Page
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Part 1: ALASKA
    • 1 MISS GRUBER GOES TO WASHINGTON
    • 2 FDR AND ELEANOR HOLD SEPARATE PRESS CONFERENCES
    • 3 A CONTROVERSIAL BATH
    • 4 SCHOOLMARMS AND WHORES
    • 5 ANCHORAGE BOOMS
    • 6 THE SILVER BULLET
    • 7 SAILING DOWN THE YUKON RIVER
    • 8 THE RIME OF THE BROOKLYN MARINER
    • 9 NOME
    • 10 LEARNING TO LIVE INSIDE OF TIME
    • 11 THE MAD CRUISE OF THE ATALANTA
    • 12 THE PRIBIL OF ISLANDS
    • 13 ON MY WAY TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD
    • 14 PREPARING FOR WAR
    • 15 DECEMBER 7, 1941
  • Part 2: WASHINGTON IN WARTIME
    • 16 THE WAR BECAME A MEMBER OF THE WEDDING
    • 17 THE ARMY LAYS THE CANOL PIPELINE TO FUEL THE ALCAN HIGHWAY AND STRIKE AT JAPAN
    • 18 HELEN ROGERS REID AND THE HERALD TRIBUNE FORUM
    • 19 THE ROAD TO HAVEN
    • 20 OSWEGO
    • 21 WAR COMES TO THE WALDORF ASTORIA
    • 22 THE END OF THE WAR
    • 23 PANIC SPREADS
  • Part 3: THE DP CAMPS AND ISRAEL
    • 24 OFF TO EUROPE
    • 25 “WE WANT TO GO, WE MUST GO, WE WILL GO TO PALESTINE”
    • 26 COLLECTING STORIES FROM DPS
    • 27 NUREMBERG: TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
    • 28 ARRESTED BY CZECH POLICE
    • 29 A PRESS BLACKOUT IN VIENNA
    • 30 FROM CAIRO TO JERUSALEM
    • 31 “IF I FORGET THEE, O JERUSALEM”
    • 32 WE VISIT THE KING
    • 33 ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL?
    • 34 “1947: THE FATEFUL YEAR”
    • 35 THE LAST COMMITTEE
    • 36 STORMING ACRE PRISON
    • 37 EXODUS 1947
    • 38 CYPRUS AND PORT DE BOUC
    • 39 A LINE OF FIRE AND BLOOD
  • Part 4: THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL
    • 40 THE NATION IS BORN, THE WAR BEGINS
    • 41 LIFE AS A WAR CORRESPONDENT
    • 42 BRUSHES WITH DEATH, BRUSHES WITH GREATNESS
    • 43 FALLING IN LOVE IN PUERTO RICO
    • 44 MR. BEVIN AND MRS. REID
    • 45 THE WEDDING
    • 46 ELEANOR VISITS THE HOLY LAND
  • APPENDIX
  • INDEX
  • Copyright Page

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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.