The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

by Diane Ackerman

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Overview

The New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.


A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.


After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these "guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star." Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story—sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393333060
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/08/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 60,314
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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