The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

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The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these qguests, q and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became qThe House Under a Crazy Star.q Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life storya€”sharing Antonina's life as qthe zookeeper's wife, q while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.... were growing used to occupationa#39;s unexpected frights, finding the pulse calm one moment and sprinting the next as war reset their metabolism, especially the resting level of attention. Each morning, they awoke in darkness, not knowing the daya#39;s fate, maybe sorrowful, maybe ending in arrest. ... Household chores, however humdrum and repetitious, lulled with motions familiar, harmless, and automatic.

Title:The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2008-09-17

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