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The Resource Eli's promise, Ronald H. Balson

Eli's promise, Ronald H. Balson

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Eli's promise
Title
Eli's promise
Statement of responsibility
Ronald H. Balson
Title variation
Elis promise
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A "fixer" in a Polish town during World War II, his betrayal of a Jewish family, and a search for justice 25 years later-by the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Eli's Promise is a masterful work of historical fiction spanning three eras-Nazi-occupied Poland, the American Zone of post-war Germany, and Chicago at the height of the Vietnam War. Award-winning author Ronald H. Balson explores the human cost of war, the mixed blessings of survival, and the enduring strength of family bonds. 1939: Eli Rosen lives with his wife Esther and their young son in the Polish town of Lublin, where his family owns a construction company. As a consequence of the Nazi occupation, Eli's company is Aryanized, appropriated and transferred to Maximilian Poleski-an unprincipled profiteer who peddles favors to Lublin's subjugated residents. An uneasy alliance is formed; Poleski will keep the Rosen family safe if Eli will manage the business. Will Poleski honor his promise or will their relationship end in betrayal and tragedy? 1946: Eli resides with his son in a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany hoping for a visa to America. His wife has been missing since the war. One man is sneaking around the camps selling illegal visas; might he know what has happened to her? 1965: Eli rents a room in Albany Park, Chicago. He is on a mission. With patience, cunning, and relentless focus, he navigates unfamiliar streets and dangerous political backrooms, searching for the truth. Powerful and emotional, Ronald H. Balson's Eli's Promise is a rich, rewarding novel of World War II and a husband's quest for justice"--
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10934568
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DLC
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Balson, Ronald H
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Husband and wife
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish refugees
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Eli's promise, Ronald H. Balson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067017982
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781250271464
Lccn
2020016412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130366534
Label
Eli's promise, Ronald H. Balson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067017982
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781250271464
Lccn
2020016412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130366534

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