The Resource Adolfo kaminsky : A Forger's Life., Sarah Kaminsky, (electronic resource)

Adolfo kaminsky : A Forger's Life., Sarah Kaminsky, (electronic resource)

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Adolfo kaminsky : A Forger's Life.
Title
Adolfo kaminsky
Title remainder
A Forger's Life.
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Kaminsky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[An] engrossing literary debut. ... Writing in Adolfo's voice gives this suspenseful narrative candor and immediacy.- Kirkus ReviewsAdolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life is "written like the best spy novels" and tells the story of Sarah Kaminsky's father, “the genius-forger who committed his know-how and convictions to serve the French Resistance during World War II, saving thousands of Jewish families, and many others over the course of 30 years for various causes around the world."- TED.comA detailed and touching story traversing a century in clandestine shadow crossings, where Adolfo's skill meant life... or death.- Libération, FranceRiveting.- Haaretz, IsraelTechnical prowess, creativity, and self-denial drive the plot in the incredibly lucky life of Adolfo Kaminsky narrated in this exciting historical document.- Elle Magazine, France; 2010 Reader's Choice AwardUndoubtedly one of the most captivating books of the season.- Paris TodayA pointed, sober biography ... of one of the world's best forgers.- Der SpiegelIf made into a film, the life of Adolfo Kaminsky would have the ingredients of suspense thriller, war movie, historical tragedy, intimate drama, romantic comedy and scenes of terror.- O Globo, BrazilA thrilling book.- la Repubblica Federal, ItalyKaminsky has lived, in the shadows, the brightest hours of the Resistance.- Le MondeBest-selling author Sarah Kaminsky takes readers through her father Adolfo Kaminsky's perilous and clandestine career as a real-life forger for the French Resistance, the FLN, and numerous other freedom movements of the twentieth century. Recruited as a young Jewish teenager for his knowledge of dyes, Kaminsky became the primary forger for the French Resistance during the Nazi occupation of Paris. Then, as a professional photographer, Kaminsky spent the next twenty-five years clandestinely producing thousands of counterfeit documents for immigrants, exiles, underground political operatives, and pacifists across the globe. Kaminsky kept his past cloaked in secrecy well into his eighties, until his daughter convinced him to share the details of the life-threatening work he did on behalf of people fighting for justice and peace throughout the world."It took me two years of research and some twenty interviews before I got to know Adolfo Kaminsky, who I only knew as 'Papa': decoding his silences, detecting between the notes of his monotone delivery things he didn't put into words, understanding the parables and finding the messages hidden beneath the series of anecdotes that filled my notebook. And sometimes I needed to see the way other people looked at him to understand his choices, his life as a forger, his work underground, his political commitments, his inability to understand society and the hatred motivating various groups that encumbered it, his desire to build a world of justice and freedom." —Sarah Kaminsky, Prologue
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TEFOD
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Kaminsky, Sarah
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Photography
Label
Adolfo kaminsky : A Forger's Life., Sarah Kaminsky, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780997003444
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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ca9c66cc-f80b-4c20-b57e-13159d6e048d
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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ODN0002875710
Label
Adolfo kaminsky : A Forger's Life., Sarah Kaminsky, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780997003444
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ca9c66cc-f80b-4c20-b57e-13159d6e048d
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0002875710

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