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Legends of Our Time Paperback – 1 May 1992

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A collection of tales immortalizing the heroic deeds and visions of people Wiesel knew during and after World War II. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

ELIE WIESELwas fifteen years old when he was deported to Auschwitz. After the war he became a journalist and writer in Paris, and since then has written more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction. His masterwork, "Night, "was a national best seller when it was republished in 2006 in a new English translation. Wiesel has been awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor's Grand Cross, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976 he has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x8f0051b0) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f00afc0) out of 5 stars amazing book from an amazing author 2 Aug. 2011
By Brett Norton - Published on
Format: Paperback
Elie Wiesel has always been one of my favorite authors. In this book he takes you from the joy of a Russian Jewish holiday, to his own return to Sighet, as well as to a man whose ancestors gave up their religion in Spain, but left a reminder to the family about their history. One cannot but be moved as Wiesel recounts these and other tales. Either with the shock of running into a Capo in Israel, or the dispair of how to properly mourn a father lost in darkness of the Holocaust, Wiesel sends the reader from one emotion to another. A great read from a great author.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f00c030) out of 5 stars Great book 22 Jun. 2011
By Steve - Published on
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I had to order this for a class and found myself really enjoying the book. The class was focused on death so we only browsed a small portion of the book, but it is, on the whole very interesting. The least expensive copy I could find new and shipped in perfect condition.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f00c30c) out of 5 stars three essays did it for me! 4 Feb. 2013
By Paul G. Joseph - Published on
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This book is a collection of essays based on his real life experiences. I had always thought that Eli Wiesel was "over-rated" and as I read this book, it seemed my initial opinion was right...that is until I read essays 12, 14 and 15.

These are "block-busters" and imo, fully justify every bit of praise this man has been given. Clear, insightful writings on the German atrocity that was the Holocaust.
HASH(0x8f00c204) out of 5 stars Amazing history and writing skills. Read all of his books. 26 May 2014
By Norman Weiner - Published on
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I read it over and over. Each page offers history and insite not found anywhere else.. Read all of his books.
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HASH(0x8f00c3f0) out of 5 stars Israel is Oppressed 24 Jan. 2004
By Scamp Lumm - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book. As much as I would like to understand how the Shoah happened, as a Christian, after reading Wiesel, I have to respond to the psalmist's command "and all wickedness shuts its mouth. Psalm 107:42."
Most of Wiesel's books are fiction, but in this one, he is the main character. The book is thoughtful and thought provoking. My copy was given me by a jewish friend whom I had to convince I wanted to keep it; she wanted to keep it too! (I normally return borrowed books).
Haunting when Wiesel returns to Sighet in Romania to walk the streets of his hometown. He reflected "Nothing had changed. The house was the same, the street was the same, the world was the same, God was the same. Only the jews had disappeared." Can you imagine anything like that?
If it is any consolation, and I hope Mr. Wiesel is not offended, "behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, behold your salvation comes, and his recompense with Him. Isaiah 62:11" And, from Isaiah 61:8 "the Lord loves justice, He hates robbery and wrong." And from Isaiah 25:8 "and the Lord God will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and will swallow up death in victory."
And if Christians do not see the writing on the wall and see our own guilt in what transpired in this last century, and at least respond with knocking knees, as Belshazzar, the Babylonian king, did, then Christianity is in deep trouble. But those are my own reflections not Wiesel's. He states in this book "That is what I reproach us for: our boundless arrogance in thinking we know everything." And "I repeat: hatred is no solution."
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