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A carefully researched historical novel the combines fascination with a powerful message.
former United States Senator from Illinois; professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU) and founder and director of the Public Policy Institute at the SIU Carbondale campus
I have just finished reading your manuscript "Wallenberg Is Here.". . . Your treatment of both Wallenberg and Eichmann is unquestionably among the most insightful and gripping portrayals to date. With very few exceptions you expertly interweave historical events with the unique and personal experiences of the two most directly involved in carving the fate of Hungarian Jewry. The reader is led behind the scenes and made privy to personal or highly classified information. This creates a level of intimacy that tends to neither demonize Nazi leaders nor glorify heroes. One never loses sight that both Eichmann and Wallenberg are both human and react with all the human forces that drive one to accomplish enormous deeds or misdeeds. This realization is more than a little unsettling as it brings the most macabre events of the Holocaust into the realm of the daily world.
"Regarding Eichmann, you bring this notorious Nazi down to a human, albeit nightmarish, scale. Equally, one cannot help but relate to Wallenberg as a person, who, not unlike us, has his share of ordinary, everyday baggage to tote. However, at the end of the day, both Wallenberg and Eichmann have accomplished the extraordinary � and your fascinating tale gives us valuable information on how the impossible became history.
National Director of the Anti-Defamation League
I have just finished reading with deep appreciation and increasing admiration your historical novel Wallenberg Is Here!. "Because the story of Raoul Wallenberg is so well known, described in great detail by biographers and historians, and depicted with sensitivity by those who served with him and in his own words in his letters and correspondence, your project was terribly ambitious. Thankfully, your talent was equal to the rather difficult task."You have an uncanny sense of many of the key figures. Your depiction of Wallenberg is sensitive. He appears not as a hero larger than life, but as a hero in life, who offered life to the isolated and lonely Jews. Wallenberg was, as you describe him, a complex man driven by rather simple values. "Your characterization of Eichmann is also impressive. You capture his passion, his zeal, for the task at hand. You depict him as he refused to understand himself, not as a man following orders, but one who is innovating and creatively facilitating the murder of the Jews. You also understand his ambition; his differences of tactics and goals with both his superiors and his subordinates as the World War is about to end in total German defeat. "You capture with understanding but without melodrama, the desperation of the Jews, the dilemmas of their leadership and the determination of the Jewish underground to save as many Jews as possible. Throughout the work, I gained a keen sense of what is what like to be there, and how it felt. I was riveted to the book even though I understood its final outcome. "You have negotiated a difficult subject, a complex character, and the most anguished of conditions without losing your way or without losing your readers. Well done indeed.
eminent Holocaust scholar and author and former Director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum