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ISBN:074326116X
Author: Kati Marton
ISBN13: 978-0743261166
Title: Great Escape
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Language: English
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (November 6, 2007)
Pages: 288

Great Escape by Kati Marton



FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World. It may have an inscription inside covers.

The great escape: nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world, Kati Marton. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. These nine people seemed very familiar to me; I felt I almost knew them personally.

Kati Marton is the author of True Believer: Stalin's American Spy; Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World; Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History; Wallenberg; The Polk Conspiracy; and A Death in Jerusalem. Deserves a special place on bookshelves alongside Budapest 1900.

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Kati Marton’s The Great Escape is an eye-opener. How many of us know that turn-of-the century Budapest was a world-unique hotbed of intellectual and artistic activity where Jews participated on an equal basis with gentiles? Not me. Nor did I know that when it all fell apart during and after WWI, when Hungary lost its seaport in the Versailles/Trianon carveup, when poverty and despotism took over so much of Eastern Europe, these same prosperous Jews became worse and worse off as the century progr Kati Marton’s The Great Escape is an eye-opener. The book is interesting and gives a great picture of the changes taking place in Europe at the time, as well as the great impact of the discoveries of Los Alamos.

Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world  .

Profile View CV. The Great Escape. View PDF. book Non-Fiction 2007. US → Simon & Schuster. Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world. Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for The Great Escape. This is a book that should be read with special care.

Nine Hungarians Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World. Herself the child of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, Marton (A Death in Jerusalem, 1994) offers a competently written treatise that is light on theory but long on description.

Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world.This is the unknown chapter of World War II: the tale of nine men who grew up in Budapest's brief Golden Age, then, driven from Hungary by anti-Semitism, fled to the West, especially to the United States, and changed the world. These nine men, each celebrated for individual achievements, were part of a unique group who grew up in a time and place that will never come again. Four helped usher in the nuclear age and the computer, two were major movie myth-makers, two were immortal photographers, and one was a seminal writer. The Great Escape is a groundbreaking, poignant American story and an important untold chapter of the tumultuous last century.
Reviews: 7
Grotilar
The book weaves a fascinating tapestry from the lives of nine men - four scientists, two movie directors, two photojournalists, and an author, all of whom are first of all Hungarian and secondly Jews. It is thoroughly researched and well written. However, after I read the Kindle version, I went back and bought a paperback copy. My five stars are for the paper version. As usual, the Kindle version is barely adequate to read a work of non-fiction. Since there are no page numbers in the Kindle version, the extensive index the author has provided is totally useless. The footnotes do not appear on the pages where they belong, but are at the end of the book and appear mangled and incomplete compared to the paperback. As with other works of non-fiction that I have tried to read on my Kindle, maps and charts are undecipherable and photos are barely useful. I'd give the Kindle version 2 stars, at best, for the translation from paper to e-reader.
Winasana
Our book club liked the book and the fact that all of these men were in the same school in Budapest. We had a guest speaker who had escaped from Hungary through the underground and who talked about who the Hungarians were and where they came from - this was very interesting. The book is quite disjointed and very difficult to follow. We gave our members a summary of each of the men and what they did in ensuing years, which seemed to help sort out the facts. The theme of the book is great - the writing could have been better organized.
Faell
This is a well-written work. It gives a lot of detail that gets left out of history books dealing with "the big picture". I'm glad to have bought the book.

How she shifts between the nine primary subjects as she moves along a time line is impressive writing. Keeping the shifts easy to handle and keeping the reader moving along is not a feat that many authors can manage so well!

It is important to note that "The Great Escape" is about nine Hungarian Jews who fled for their lives. That the focus is on Hungarian Jews is fine. Does the word "Hungarian" belong between "Nine" and "Jews" in the book's subtitle? Until starting the book, I was under the impression that the book was about nine Jews from several European countries. While the Hungarian focus is quite OK, I did find myself having to switch thinking upon realizing that the book includes interesting details about Hungarian history. I wonder if the subtitle's wording was an editorial rather than author decision.

Ultimately a word in or out of the title is no big deal; Kati Marton is an excellent author - I'll keep an eye out for her other books when browsing stores and libraries.
Nikojas
If you're interested in physics, photography, movies, or literature, this book looks at 9 of the most important practitioners of the past century:
Physics: von Neumann, Szilard, Teller, Wigner
Photography: Kertesz, Capa
Movies: Korda, Curtiz
Literature: Koestler
All grew up and were educated in Budapest while it was co-capitol of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, all were Jewish (though mainly non-observant), all escaped to the West and played important roles in combatting the Nazis, and all were geniuses. The book is a lively read, and is well worth reading.
Mallador
Very interesting book, for those who like all things Hungarian as well as for those who know virtually nothing about this country. The impact that Jewish Hungarians had on photography, literature, science, and movies is incredible: the director of "Casablanca"; the author of "Darkness at Noon"; several scientists/mathematicians who were very involved with the creation of the atom and the hydrogen bombs; the photographer whose shots of the Spanish Civil War and WWII earned him the title of best war photographer, etc. Not knowing Hungarian history very well, I appreciated the historical perspective which dealt with the creative period of the early 20th century, the 1930's, WW II, the Stalin, and Communist eras. The author chose to include several of the people in each chapter instead of tracing the life of one person at a time. I understood why, yet it made it a little hard to follow. Yes, I recommend it.
Spilberg
A fascinating book written about 9 Jews from Budapest during the Nazi Germany/Stalin era that made an impact on this world. I was enthralled with this book as we will soon be visiting Budapest and the area and I haven't read much about Hungary. We will be having coffee at the New York Cafe in Budapest and this book has set the stage for our visit! I'd say more but other reviewers have recapped it nicely, but do read this book to get a different view point of the tragedies that happened as well as what was happening in Britain, America and France during that time period.
Fenrikasa
Excellent historical description of the contributions of a group of brilliant and creative individuals whose impact on the world of physics, photography, cinematography, war correspondence, and literature from the period of Pre-WWII to the Cold War was enormous. A part of history that should not be forgotten.
Interesting from several angles: Budapest and Hungarian history; Jewish history; history of the atomic bomb and controversies surrounding its creation and use; motion picture industry and movie history; communism.

Occasionally confusing with the way the stories are interwoven...but definitely an excellent book.