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Author Walker, Frank C., 1886-1959.
Title FDR's quiet confidant : the autobiography of Frank C. Walker / Robert H. Ferrell, editor.
Imprint Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 1997.

Author Walker, Frank C., 1886-1959.
Subject Walker, Frank C., 1886-1959.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Friends and associates.
Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Alt Name Ferrell, Robert H.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 194 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-184) and index.
Summary Biancastella is the fascinating and inspiring account of one man's uncommon journey through the horrors of the Holocaust. At the age of fourteen, Harry Burger, an Austrian Jew from a well-to-do family, found the circumstances of his life completely altered by the Nazi rise to power. In 1938, just a year after Burger's bar mitzvah, the Nazis overtook Austria and began to implement anti-Jewish policies. His father lost his business and was eventually imprisoned and sent to Auschwitz. The rest of his family scattered. Burger and his mother went into hiding in France, and learned how to survive under occupying Italian and German forces. Five years into the war, Burger crossed the Alps into Italy and joined the Partisans, a group of Italian Resistance fighters who battled the Nazis from the mountains in northwest Italy. Taking the name Biancastella, which means "white star" in Italian, Burger, along with other Resistance fighters, was able to fight back, sabotaging German operations, mounting defensive attacks, and capturing and punishing many of the Nazis who would have him dead. Despite an upbringing that ill-prepared him for life on the run, Burger successfully avoided Nazi capture through seven brutal and uncertain years of war. His is a thrilling tale of courage and survival.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 0585004323 (electronic bk.)
9780585004327 (electronic bk.)
9780870813979 (alk. paper)
9780870813948 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 42328681
Additional Format Print version: Walker, Frank C., 1886-1959. FDR's quiet confidant. Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 1997 0870813978 (DLC) 96054006 (OCoLC)36178572

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