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Raoul Wallenberg : the heroic life and mysterious disappearance of the man who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust

Author: Ingrid Carlberg; Kofi A Annan; Ebba Segerberg
Publisher: New York : MacLehose Press, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this definitive biography, noted journalist Ingrid Carlberg has carried out unprecedented research into all elements of Wallenberg's life, narrating with vigor and insight the story of a heroic life, and navigating with wisdom and sensitivity the truth about his disappearance and death"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Raoul Wallenberg; Raoul Wallenberg
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Carlberg; Kofi A Annan; Ebba Segerberg
ISBN: 9781681444901 1681444909
OCLC Number: 914223268
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Description: 639 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: What makes a person? --
A fragile happiness --
Two widows and a child --
No millionaire's airs --
Machine guns and American architecture --
The globetrotter --
Stockholm, February --
On his own two feet --
A military man with entrepreneurial ambition --
Bragevägen, November, "Farewell blues" --
The grocer --
Blasieholmen, May --
Part II: What makes an act heroic? --
The encounter in the elevator --
The assignment --
Djursholm, October --
Save as many as possible --
"Your relation to Sweden is the Kanthal Company" --
Buda, June --
Savagery --
Thirty-one houses and ten thousand bellies to fill --
Raoul Wallenberg Square, January --
"I am a Swede, son of a neutral nation" --
Ostrom utca, Autumn --
Part III: What determines a person's fate? --
From protected to missing --
Lefortovo Prison, April --
To behold the face of God --
"No one is interested in you" --
Donskoy Cemetery, April --
A Swede and a Soviet wall to break down --
What will do as a half-truth? --
Beside the Lubyanka, April --
The duel of the professors --
The making of an American hero --
Versailles, Spring --
"Goodbye, Mr. Wallenberg" --
Stockholm and Moscow --
Epilogue: Djursholm, Summer 2011.
Other Titles: Det står ett rum här och väntar på dig.
Responsibility: Ingrid Carlberg ; with an introduction by Kofi A. Annan ; translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg.

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"In this definitive biography, noted journalist Ingrid Carlberg has carried out unprecedented research into all elements of Wallenberg's life, narrating with vigor and insight the story of a heroic life, and navigating with wisdom and sensitivity the truth about his disappearance and death"--Jacket.

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