"Among the unjust, we do not forget the just. Remember Oskar Schindler."
By Thomas Keneally
First printing of the acclaimed historical reconstruction of Oskar Schindler's lifesaving heroism, the basis for the acclaimed film adaptation by Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List.
Very good plus in very good plus jacket.
"[O]ne of the most common sentiments of Schindler Jews is still, "I don't know why he did it."
Winner of the 1982 Booker Prize, SCHINDLER'S ARK is variously characterized as historical fiction and as a "non-fiction novel" (though Keneally adhered to verifiable fact wherever possible, his dialogue and arrangement of events into dramatic scenes were indisputably invented). The impetus to write the book came to Keneally by way of a chance meeting with Leopold Pfefferberg in Los Angeles: Pfefferberg, a former Polish army officer, survived the Holocaust with the help of Oskar Schindler, and kept extensive documentation. After repeatedly failing to convince film and television directors that the story of Schindler was worth telling, he succeeded in interesting Keneally – and, after the publication of SCHINDLER'S ARK, Steven Spielberg, lobbying the director persistently (as recollected by Keneally in a later interview): "'Steven, don't make any more films with little furry animals. You can't win the Academy Award with little furry animals! You can only win with a great story of humanity man to man – an Oscar for Oskar!' And he was right."
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1982). 8.5'' x 5.25''. Original black cloth with gilt-stamped spine. In original dust jacket with price sticker reading £7.95. Illustrated with 3 full-page maps. 432 pages. Gift inscription to front paste-down, with minor abrasion from label removal. Minor bumping and slight spine lean. Faint corner creasing to several pages. Light rubbing to dust jacket.
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