Two men wait through the night in British-controlled Palestine for dawn--and for death. One is a captured English officer. The other is Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter whose assignment is to kill the officer in reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner. Elisha's past is the nightmare memory of Nazi death camps. He is the only surviving member of his family. His future is a cherished dream of life in the promised homeland. But at daybreak his present will become the tortured reality of a principled man ordered to commit cold-blooded murder. Resonant with feeling, "Dawn" is an unforgettable journey into the human heart--and an eloquent statement about the moral basis of the new Israel.
"An illuminating document . . . the plight of traditional Jewish morality confronted with the modern world of power politics and of murder."--Maxwell Geismar
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Elie Wiesel, the author of some forty books, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University. He and his family live in New York City. Mr. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
"The anguish and loss of the moral Jew who has placed himself on the other side of the gun"--"Commentary
"Shines gemlike with delicate writing,"--"Saturday Review
" The anguish and loss of the moral Jew who has placed himself on the other side of the gun" -- "Commentary
" Shines gemlike with delicate writing, " -- "Saturday Review
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Book Description Fontana, 1973. Book Condition: Good. n.e.. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88245669
Book Description Fontana, London, 1973. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very minor cover blemishes. Pages toned but clean and sound. Bookseller Inventory # 034853
Book Description Fontana 1973 Paperback, 1973. Book Condition: Very Good. 96 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 082570