Conversations with Elie Wiesel

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307518159
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Conversations with Elie Wiesel is a far-ranging dialogue with the Nobel Peace Prize-winner on the major issues of our time and on life’s timeless questions. In open and lively responses to the probing questions and provocative comments of Richard D. Heffner—American historian, noted public television moderator/producer, and Rutgers University professor—Elie Wiesel covers fascinating and often perilous political and spiritual ground, expounding on issues global and local, individual and universal, often drawing anecdotally on his own life experience. We hear from Wiesel on subjects that include the moral responsibility of both individuals and governments; the role of the state in our lives; the anatomy of hate; the threat of technology; religion, politics, and tolerance; nationalism; capital punishment, compassion, and mercy; and the essential role of historical memory. These conversations present a valuable and thought-provoking distillation of the thinking of one of the world’s most important and respected figures—a man who has become a moral beacon for our time. From the Hardcover edition.

Elie Wiesel

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578065035
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The Nobel Foundation presents a biographical sketch of American writer Elie Wiesel (1928- ). Wiesel was awarded the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in writing and speaking about the Holocaust. The foundation highlights his career, his education, and his works.

Night

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Format: PDF, ePub
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

The World of the Shining Prince

Author: Ivan Morris
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345803914
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ivan Morris’s definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan. Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan’s Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the Shining Prince recreates an era when women set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor’s court—a world deeply admired by Virginia Woolf, among others—renowned scholar of Japanese history and literature Ivan Morris explores the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the period. Offering readers detailed portrayals of the daily lives of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of the age, The World of the Shining Prince has been a cornerstone text on ancient Japan for half a century

Open Heart

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805212582
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The author, at age eighty-two, was told that he needed immediate surgery to clear his blocked arteries. On what he knew might very well be his deathbed, he reflected on his many losses and accomplishments, and on all that remained to be done. Fortunately, he survived the life-threatening heart surgery to turn those reflections into a book which discusses his affection for his family both departed and still living, his aspirations for his writing, and his hope that he improved the world

Chickenhawk

Author: Robert Mason
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101175156
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A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger. "Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Elie Wiesel

Author: Frederick L. Downing
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780881460995
Format: PDF
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Elie Wiesel: A Religious Biography argues that Wiesel's religious faith is the driving force behind Wiesel's status as a moral authority????????????????????????that he is essentially a generative religious personality, a poet-prophet????????????????????????who deepened his own particular Jewish vision to eventually become a "link" with humanity. As a religious genius and spiritual innovator of the post-modern era, Wiesel is a conflicted individual who joins his own personal and existential struggle for meaning and identity with the quest of the oppressed after the Holocaust.

A journey of faith

Author: Élie Wiesel
Publisher: Plume
ISBN:
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A provocative and moving dialogue between two men of faith, two voices of conscience, about the most profound events and issues of our time, based upon, but expanded from, a WNBC-TV broadcast. A book that all who cherish the essential goodness in man will want to read and reread and give to friends and loved ones.

Memoir in Two Voices

Author: François Mitterrand
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559703383
Format: PDF
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A conversation between the authors covers childhood, faith, war, writing, politics, Auschwitz, family, books, and life