The Rescuer

  • by Dara Horn
  • Narrated by Diane Piron-Gelman
  • 1 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1941, a young Harvard-educated classicist named Varian Fry arrived in occupied France on a daring mission to rescue more than 2,000 of Europe's leading writers, artists, and intellectuals from the Nazis. Hounded by the Gestapo, he smuggled Marchel Duchamp, Marc Chagall, Hannah Arendt and dozens of other 20th century cultural luminaries out of France and brought them to America. So why did even the people Fry saved want to forget him?
In this fascinating psychological profile, acclaimed novelist Dara Horn, chosen by Granta magazine as one of the 25 best young novelists in America, follows the peculiar life and legacy of an American Oskar Schindler. In the process, she reveals the secrets of a man who risked his life when others were silent - and the unforeseen consequences, personal and cultural, of his bravery.

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Thoughtful and disturbing.

A wonderfully told story about an American Saint (frail and broken) who risked his life for the people and ideas he loved.
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- Michael J Gore

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios