East West Street: Non-fiction Book of the Year 2017

East West Street: Non-fiction Book of the Year 2017

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THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER

When he receives an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, international lawyer Philippe Sands begins a journey on the trail of his family's secret history. In doing so, he uncovers an astonishing series of coincidences that lead him halfway across the world, to the origins of international law at the Nuremberg trial. Interweaving the stories of the two Nuremberg prosecutors (Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin) who invented the crimes or genocide and crimes against humanity, the Nazi governor responsible for the murder of thousands in and around Lviv (Hans Frank), and incredible acts of wartime bravery, EAST WEST STREET is an unforgettable blend of memoir and historical detective story, and a powerful meditation on the way memory, crime and guilt leave scars across generations.

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'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' John le Carre

'One of the most gripping and powerful books imaginable' SUNDAY TIMES

Winner: Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction JQ-Wingate Literary Prize Hay Festival Medal for Prose

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781474601917
BY (AUTHOR) Sands, Philippe, QC
PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : March 31, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 130 mm
WEIGHT : 370 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Law
DESCRIPTION :
THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER

When he receives an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, international lawyer Philippe Sands begins a journey on the trail of his family's secret history. In doing so, he uncovers an astonishing series of coincidences that lead him halfway across the world, to the origins of international law at the Nuremberg trial. Interweaving the stories of the two Nuremberg prosecutors (Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin) who invented the crimes or genocide and crimes against humanity, the Nazi governor responsible for the murder of thousands in and around Lviv (Hans Frank), and incredible acts of wartime bravery, EAST WEST STREET is an unforgettable blend of memoir and historical detective story, and a powerful meditation on the way memory, crime and guilt leave scars across generations.

* * * * *

'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' John le Carre

'One of the most gripping and powerful books imaginable' SUNDAY TIMES

Winner: Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction JQ-Wingate Literary Prize Hay Festival Medal for Prose

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781474601917
BY (AUTHOR) Sands, Philippe, QC
PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : March 31, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 130 mm
WEIGHT : 370 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Law