Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life (Hardback)
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Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 31/12/2020
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At the age of one hundred, the only surviving Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz shares nine deeply insightful, life-affirming lessons he has learnt in the course of a lifetime dedicated to justice.

What a century of life experience can teach us about happiness, ambition, courage, love and how to make the most of the lives we've been given.

How many people do you know grew up as a poor immigrant in America during the Great Depression, won a scholarship to Harvard Law School, landed on the beaches of Normandy on D Day, were present at the liberation of concentration camps including Buchenwald, Mauthausen and Flossenburg, held leading Nazis to account at the Nuremberg trials and have fought for an International Criminal Court to hold war criminals to account the world over?

Now you know one.

Benjamin Ferencz turned 100 in 2020. In this extraordinary book, he shares his remarkable life story and the nine humble, compelling and life-affirming lessons he's learned along the way that we can all harness for ourselves.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751579918
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 202 x 130 x 18 mm


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'I don't know where to stop praising Benny and this amazing book. It must become required reading for every young person looking for a road map on how to live...[Ben] is the most inspirational and beautiful person I have had the privilege to read about.' - Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

'This book...is the stuff folk tales are made of. How wonderful that sometimes they are true.' - Martin Freeman

'An engaging book...There wasn't one anecdote or episode that didn't make you wish to hear more about it.' - The Times

'Warm, wise and inspiring - a book for our times by one of the world's most remarkable human beings.' - Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Ratline

'Ferencz is a true survivor and Mensch! He has wonderful humour, patience and gratitude. The book is a "must read".' - Dr Edith Eger, author of The Choice and The Gift

'This is a life-affirming and beautiful book from a great human being. There are simple truths here to treasure.' - Bart van Es, author of The Cut Out Girl

'I read this in one go and it felt like moments... Here is wisdom stripped to the necessary minimum - spare but nutritious. This is the good stuff.' - Neil Oliver

'A life-affirming, laugh out loud collection of memories and lessons from the wisdom of the ages. Essential reading.' - Wendy Holden, author of Born Survivors

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“Antidote for our times”

Parting words maybe Benjamin Ferencz's final written words but there is nothing fatlistic or downbeat about it; here's a man who having lived a long and extraordinary life and having achieved more in one... More

Hardback edition
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“Pearls of wisdom from the man who has seen it all.”

Benjamin Ferencz is an amazing person achieving and seeing so many incredible things in his long and extraordinary life. He shares his wisdom , thoughts and his life with readers in this wonderful book.

It is a... More

Hardback edition
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“Brilliant and relevant”

This book is simply brilliant. I actually forgot that I pre-ordered this book many months ago so was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. I took to reading the first few pages and its style was so readable that I... More

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