In this touching and courageous memoir, Oscar Mann recounts his boyhood in France, the onset of World War II and the Holocaust, his immigration to America, and his years in the military and as a doctor. Mann's honest narrative offers us a glimpse into his past and a critical time in 20th century history and reminds us all of the power of hope. Visit the authors website for more information along with many unique images that help to visually support the author's story.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 225 x 161 x 23 mm
Oscar Mann's new book is not just a memoir, but an epic. Its story opens in France, then moves in a flashback to a June night in 1942 when Oscar Mann's father was shot to death in Auschwitz (a fact that took years for the family to uncover), and carries us forward to the young immigrant's first impressions of New York City and Washington, D.C.: we then share the young man's army service and his quite amazing admission into Georgetown Medical School, followed by his long career as a helping and loving star internist. Oscar Mann might have had every reason to be bitter and cynical; he chose, instead, hope, love, and the service of others. Around Washington, he has long been a legend and a beloved presence. A book to cherish! -- Michael Novak, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, 1994 Templeton laureate
I recall an English proverb that says, 'he who lives on hope will die fasting.' Still, hope is nonetheless vital...Proof of that can be found in Oscar Mann's A Journey of Hope. -- William Peterson * The Washington Times *