The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II

The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II

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The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II by Howard Blum, Hardscrabble Entertainment

November 1944. The British government finally agrees to send a brigade of 5,000 Jewish volunteers from Palestine to Europe to fight the German army. But when the war ends and the soldiers witness firsthand the horrors their people have suffered in the concentration camps, the men launch a brutal and calculating campaign of vengeance, forming secret squads to identify, locate, and kill Nazi officers in hiding. Their own ferocity threatens to overwhelm them until a fortuitous encounter with an orphaned girl sets the men on a course of action—rescuing Jewish war orphans and transporting them to Palestine—that will not only change their lives but also help create a nation and forever alter the course of world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060932831
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/08/2002
Series: Harper Perennial Series
Edition description: First Perennial Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 110,656
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Howard Blum is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning, as well as Wanted!, The Gold of Exodus, Gangland, and The Floor of Heaven. Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. While at the New York Times, he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He is the father of three children, and lives in Connecticut.

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The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Brigade by Howard Blum is an amazing book. It’s the story of a brigade of Jewish soldiers who after seeing the horrors inflicted in German concentration camps, embark on a mission of vigilante justice hunting down Nazi war criminals. But the story isn’t just one of vengeance. There is a truly heart-touching element as they seek to rescue Jewish orphans. Overall I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I had intellectually understood the importance of Israel to the Jews, this novel made me feel the connection emotionally. A skilled wordsmith, Howard Blum takes you on a journey inside the minds and hearts of the individuals portrayed in stunning fashion. A terrific gift for a bar or bat mitzvah. Wish Miramax would get hopping on the movie rights-this would be stellar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a personal interest in this story and read it with much appreciation for the author's vision to present this untold story of history to his readers. Mr. Blum's writing is wonderful. Thanks to him, the lives of these heroes will not be forgotten.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book opened my already opened eyes. I will now buy every book Howard Blum writes
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down. Everytime the British thought that they had a way to keep the brigade in line, the leaders figured out how to overcome the obstacles. They were supposed to be cannon fodder on the Po River. Their British officers trained the men for combat. When high command officers visited the British Jewish officer about this problem, the CO took Hebrew lessons and continued the training. The men of the brigade took matters in their own hands and led a successful assault. After the war, they became a different type of warrior. They were always politically aware. If the book did not have photographs of the leaders of the brigade, I would not believe any of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a page turner. It draws you into this true story which is so up-lifting. The four main characters are three dimensional, most admirable, and you can see how they change their views and their lives within the political events they experience. They go from being full of vengeance, to saving the world as WWII ends and its survivors and their future become the prime focus of the characters. This book makes you think. Bravo!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While it is not a depthful description of the history of the Brigade, it certainly is a thrilling one. Full of zest, emotion, [and much emotion for the reader] many different activities that the Brigade and its individuals were involved in, both during and after the war. I literally could not put it down and read it in two sittings. If it were fiction, you would not believe it could have happened.
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OConnell65 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful tale, well told. Someone should make the movie. A war story, with mystery, vengeance, escape, but not lacking in tender moments. Remarkably, it's not fiction
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