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The Resource The boxer's story : fighting for my life in the Nazi camps, Nathan Shapow, with Bob Harris

The boxer's story : fighting for my life in the Nazi camps, Nathan Shapow, with Bob Harris

Label
The boxer's story : fighting for my life in the Nazi camps
Title
The boxer's story
Title remainder
fighting for my life in the Nazi camps
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Shapow, with Bob Harris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Once in a while there comes along a story so powerful and so emotive that it makes you re-think your own values. This is the story of Nathan Shapow, a young Latvian, born in Riga, with nothing more on his mind than becoming a world-renowned boxer. However, the sound of jackboots marching across Europe and the systematic extermination of the Jews put paid to his boxing dreams. He was to fight a different sort of fight, one for survival. The prize? His life. Seeing his youth disappear in the squalor of the ghettos and the horror of the camps, Nathan fell back on his previous existence to sustain him. The years of training, the running, the speed work, the three-round amateur fights in the gym, the street fights in Riga and the sheer competitive nature he developed saved him on more than one occasion, especially when he was forced to box for his life against a top German fighter in a concentration camp. THE BOXER'S STORY is an extraordinary and powerful true story that reads like a thriller. It will deeply affect everyone who reads it
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapow, Nathan
Dewey number
940.547243092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.A2
LC item number
S52 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harris, Bob
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shapow, Nathan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • China
Label
The boxer's story : fighting for my life in the Nazi camps, Nathan Shapow, with Bob Harris
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Murder in the Ghetto -- A Brief Childhood -- The Soviet Occupation -- The Riga Ghetto -- Ducking, Bobbing and Weaving -- The Empty Grave -- Changing Weight -- The Freedom Fighters -- The Life and Death of Herr Harr -- Spilve -- The Cruise to Hell (Stutthof) -- Magdeburg and Liberation -- The Path to Palestine -- Hela --Blood in the Sand -- Leaving the Front -- The New World
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9781849541909
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012451236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn811123529
  • (OCoLC)811123529
Label
The boxer's story : fighting for my life in the Nazi camps, Nathan Shapow, with Bob Harris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Murder in the Ghetto -- A Brief Childhood -- The Soviet Occupation -- The Riga Ghetto -- Ducking, Bobbing and Weaving -- The Empty Grave -- Changing Weight -- The Freedom Fighters -- The Life and Death of Herr Harr -- Spilve -- The Cruise to Hell (Stutthof) -- Magdeburg and Liberation -- The Path to Palestine -- Hela --Blood in the Sand -- Leaving the Front -- The New World
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9781849541909
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012451236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn811123529
  • (OCoLC)811123529

Library Locations

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