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The Boxer
The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft
The Boxer
Authors: By Reinhard Kleist
Imprint: SelfMadeHero
ISBN: 1-906838-77-1
EAN: 9781906838775
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 4/29/2014
Trim Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
Page Count: 200
Cover: Paperback with flaps
Illustrations: b&w illustrations throughout
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$22.95
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About the book
Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from the Nazis. After negotiating the turmoil of postwar Poland, Haft immigrates to the United States and establishes himself as a professional prizefighter, remaining undefeated until he faces heavy­weight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949. In The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist reveals another side to the steely Harry Haft: a man struggling to escape the memories of the fiancée he left behind in Poland. This is a powerful and moving graphic novel about love and the will to survive.

About the author
Reinhard Kleist has written a number of critically acclaimed graphic novels, among them the award-winning biographies Havana: A Cuban Journey (2008), Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness (Abrams ComicArts, 2009), and Castro (2010). Kleist lives in Berlin, Germany.

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