Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.
Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak-comrades, lovers, friends. In the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilna, they were the heart of a breathtakingly courageous underground movement, and when the ghetto was liquidated, they fled to the forests and joined other partisans in continued sabotage and resistance. Riveting, poignant and uplifting, The Avengers is a powerful exploration of resistance and revenge, of courage and dedication, and an inside look at some of the intrepid individuals who fought against the Holocaust and the nazi occupation of Europe.
About the Author
Rich Cohen, a "New York Times "bestselling author, grew up on the North Shore of Chicago, where he died with the Cubs and was reborn with the Bears. He has written numerous books and a host of magazine articles for, among others, the" New Yorker", " Atlantic", "Harper s Magazine", and "Vanity Fair", where he s a contributing editor. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award and the Chicago Public Library s 21st Century Award, and his essays have been included in "The Best American""Essays "and "The Best American Travel Writing". He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three sons but is plotting his return to Chicagoland.
"A tremendous story."
--The Washington Post
"Fascinating... His language is spare and muscular, his descriptions evocative, his technique suspenseful. He is moved by this story and he moves us."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Rich Cohen has done a first-rate job."
--The Denver Rocky Mountain News