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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife – A War Story.

Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife - A War Story.

Ackerman, Diane. The Zookeeper’s Wife – A War Story. New York / London, W.W. Norton & Co., 2007. 14.5cm x 21.5cm. 368 pages. Includes photographs. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

The story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Polish Christian zookeepers, who managed to save over 300 people from the Nazis by hiding them in the cages of their zoo animals. Diane Ackerman draws on Antonina’s unpublished diary and on other historical sources to recreate the story of the Zabinskis. The book takes an interesting perspective as Ackerman, a best-selling naturalist, explores the role of nature in both kindness and savagery.

Our price: EUR 35,-- 

Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife - A War Story.
Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife – A War Story.

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