Once We Were Brothers
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Once We Were Brothers


  • Author : Ronald H. Balson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466846708


Once We Were Brothers Book Description :

The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust. "A novel of survival, justice and redemption...riveting." —Chicago Tribune, on Once We Were Brothers Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to b...

Once We Were Brothers
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Once We Were Brothers


  • Author : Ronald H. Balson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1410467147


Once We Were Brothers Book Description :

When Ben Solomon accuses Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in a race to redemption....

Once We Were Brothers
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Once We Were Brothers


  • Author : Ronald H. Balson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1250048125


Once We Were Brothers Book Description :

The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust. Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man? Once We Were Brothers is ...

Karolina s Twins
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Karolina s Twins


  • Author : Ronald H. Balson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250089052


Karolina s Twins Book Description :

In the tradition of The Nightingale, Sarah's Key, and Lilac Girls, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to return to Poland and fulfill a promise, from Ronald H. Balson, author of the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers. ~~ “Readers who crave more books like Balson’s Once We Were Brothers and Kristin Hannah’s bestselling The Nightingale will be enthralled by Karolina’s Twins.” —Booklist (starred review) "A heart-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story." —Chicago Tribune ~~ She made a promise in desperation Now it's time to keep it Lena Woodward, elegant and poised, has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War ...

Saving Sophie
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Saving Sophie


  • Author : Ronald H. Balson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466872868


Saving Sophie Book Description :

From Ronald H. Balson, author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie is the powerful story of the lengths a father will go through to protect his daughter and an action-packed thriller that will take you on an unforgettable journey of murder and deception, testing the bonds of family and love. Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago. That is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now, Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine. With the help of the investigative team who first appeared in Once We Were Brothers, Liam and Cath...

Testimony
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Testimony


  • Author : Robbie Robertson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-11-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473538450


Testimony Book Description :

Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like ‘The Weight’, ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ and ‘Up on Cripple Creek’, he and his partners in the Band fashioned a music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the...

We Were Brothers
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

We Were Brothers


  • Author : Barry Moser
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616205447


We Were Brothers Book Description :

This story of Southern siblings is “a complex meditation on how two men who grew up together came away with diametrically opposing views” (The Boston Globe). Brothers Barry and Tommy Moser were born of the same parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee; slept in the same bedroom; went to the same school—and were both poisoned by their family’s deep racism and anti-Semitism. But as they grew older, their perspectives and paths grew further and further apart. Barry left Chattanooga for New England and a life in the arts; Tommy stayed put and became a mortgage banker. From attitudes about race to food, politics, and money, the brothers began to think so differently that they could no longer find common ground. For nearly forty years, there was more stri...

The Girl from Berlin
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Girl from Berlin


  • Author : Ronald H. Balson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250195265


The Girl from Berlin Book Description :

In the newest novel from internationally-bestselling author Ronald. H. Balson, Liam and Catherine come to the aid of an old friend and are drawn into a property dispute in Tuscany that unearths long-buried secrets An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten... Ada Baumgarten was born in Berlin in 1918, at the end of the war. The daughter of an accomplished first-chair violini...

We Were Brothers In Arms

We Were Brothers In Arms


  • Author : Frank Clark
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783061860


We Were Brothers In Arms Book Description :

We Were Brothers in Arms is an attempt to understand the experience of battle during WW2 through the personal experiences of the ordinary soldier. Frank Clark has gathered together the amazing stories of British soldiers during the eleven months of frenzied warfare that followed D-Day, and combined them into this fascinating volume. As a veteran himself (serving in WW2, Korea, Malaya, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and during the Cold War), Frank is well versed in the adrenalin of battle, and here he brings together the tales of a wide cross section of fighting men on the front line. There are stories from the infantry, the assault troops who stormed the Normandy beaches and forced bridgeheads. The dashing reconnaissance men in their thin-skinned, tanks se...

This Wheel s on Fire
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

This Wheel s on Fire


  • Author : Levon Helm
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613748763


This Wheel s on Fire Book Description :

“Helm lays it all bare in vivid, impassioned prose, adding an earthly, backwoods tone that makes the book read like a Southern novel, like Thomas Wolfe writing about rock ’n’ roll.” —Boston Globe “One of the most insightful and intelligent rock bios in recent memory.” —Entertainment Weekly The Band, who backed Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965 and then turned out a half-dozen albums of beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, is now regarded as one of the most influential rock groups of the '60s. But while their music evoked a Southern mythology, only their Arkansawyer drummer, Levon Helm, was the genuine article. From the cotton fields to Woodstock, from seeing Sonny Boy Williamson and Elvis Presley to playing for President Clint...