One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps

One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps

by Andrea Pitzer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316303590
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 668,493
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Andrea Pitzer is the author of The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, Slate, Lapham's Quarterly, and McSweeney's, among other publications. In 2009, she founded Nieman Storyboard, the narrative nonfiction site of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

Table of Contents

A Note on Sources xiii

Introduction Sailing to Guantánamo 3

Chapter 1 Born of Generals 17

Chapter 2 Death and Genocide in Southern Africa 54

Chapter 3 The First World War and the War on Civilians 88

Chapter 4 Gulag Rising 117

Chapter 5 The Architecture of Auschwitz 161

Chapter 6 Increments of Evil 221

Chapter 7 Stepchildren of the Gulag 256

Chapter 8 Echoes of Empire 294

Chapter 9 Bastard Children of the Camps 324

Chapter 10 Guantánamo Bay and the World 355

Afterword 411

Acknowledgments 419

Notes 421

Index 461

What People are Saying About This

Academy Award winner for Hearts and Minds, and author of the novel Girl of My Dreams - Peter Davis

"Andrea Pitzer's searing One Long Night proceeds like an epic poem charged with the horror of concentration camps on six continents. It is a tale full of sound and fury, unfortunately signifying plenty. 'Old camps reopen, new ones are born,' Pitzer tells us in her clean prose that is cogent, passionate, profound, and profoundly disturbing."

author of Truevine and Factory Man - Beth Macy

"Andrea Pitzer has a poet's grace and a documentarian's breadth, along with the curiosity of a reporter whose shoe leather has long ago frayed. In One Long Night, she also proves her rare ability to translate a century of suffering into a groundbreaking narrative that is fluid, lucid, and throbbing with humanity's ache. It will make you see the past — and the present — anew.

author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz-Age New York - Deborah Blum

"One Long Night is a don't-look-away narrative of concentration camps, a fearless and elegant tale of human cruelty but also of human courage. And it's told with such undaunted moral clarity, that the story serves to remind all of us that it is never too late to stand up for what is right."

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