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The Resource Endpapers : a family story of books, war, escape, and home, Alexander Wolff

Endpapers : a family story of books, war, escape, and home, Alexander Wolff

Label
Endpapers : a family story of books, war, escape, and home
Title
Endpapers
Title remainder
a family story of books, war, escape, and home
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Wolff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A literary gem researched over a year the author spent living in Berlin, Endpapers excavates the extraordinary histories of the author's grandfather and father: the renowned publisher Kurt Wolff, dubbed "perhaps the twentieth century's most discriminating publisher" by the New York Times Book Review, and his son Niko, who fought in the Wehrmacht during World War II before coming to America ... As Alexander Wolff visits dusty archives and meets distant relatives, he discovers secrets that never made it to the land of fresh starts, including the connection between Hitler and the family pharmaceutical firm E. Merck, and the story of a half-brother Niko never knew"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolff, Alexander
Dewey number
325/.210973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.G3
LC item number
W65 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolfe family
  • Wolff, Alexander
  • Wolff, Nicholas
  • Wolff, Kurt
  • Merk family
  • German Americans
  • Political refugees
  • Intellectuals
  • Jews, German
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Endpapers : a family story of books, war, escape, and home, Alexander Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bildung and books -- Done with the war -- Technical boy and the deposed sovereign -- Mediterranean refuge -- Surrender on demand -- Into a dark room -- A debt for rescue -- An end with horror -- Blood and shame -- Chain migration -- Late evening -- Second exile -- Schweinenest -- Turtle Bay -- Mr. Bitte Nicht Ansprechen -- Shallow draft -- Play on the bones of the dead -- The end, come by itself
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780802158253
Lccn
2020057035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, geneological table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1239324432
  • (OCoLC)on1239324432
  • 3525004
Label
Endpapers : a family story of books, war, escape, and home, Alexander Wolff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bildung and books -- Done with the war -- Technical boy and the deposed sovereign -- Mediterranean refuge -- Surrender on demand -- Into a dark room -- A debt for rescue -- An end with horror -- Blood and shame -- Chain migration -- Late evening -- Second exile -- Schweinenest -- Turtle Bay -- Mr. Bitte Nicht Ansprechen -- Shallow draft -- Play on the bones of the dead -- The end, come by itself
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780802158253
Lccn
2020057035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, geneological table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1239324432
  • (OCoLC)on1239324432
  • 3525004

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