Legends of Our Time

by Elie Wiesel

Book, 1968



Call number

185 WIE


New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1968], 197 pages


"As this concluding volume of his memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute." "We see him meet with world leaders and travel to regions ruled by war, dictatorship, racism, and exclusion in order to engage the most pressing issues of the day. We see him in the Soviet Union defending persecuted Jews and dissidents in South Africa battling apartheid and supporting Mandela's ascension; in Cambodia and in Bosnia, calling on the world to face the atrocities, in refugee camps in Albania and Macedonia as an emissary for President Clinton." "He chastises Ronald Reagan for his visit to the German military cemetery at Bitburg. He supports Lech Walesa but challenges some of his views. He confronts Francois Mitterrand over the misrepresentation of his activities in Vichy France. He does battle with Holocaust deniers. He joins tens of tbousands of young Austrians demonstrating against renascent fascism in their country. He receives the Nobel Peace Prize." "Through it all, Wiesel remains deeply involved with his beloved Israel, its leaders and its people, and laments its internal conflicts."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)

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LibraryThing member rondoctor
This book, like Souls on Fire, disappointed me. It is a series of vignettes about Wiesel's postwar travels and his ruminations on the death camps. I think the book is pretty lightweight and could have been better. The subject matter is dark and Wiesel's writing tends to be mystic, too much for my
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taste. But that's me. Perhaps the subject matter simply requires that.
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0805211756 / 9780805211757

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