This site is now in archives-only mode. Click here to read why.

The Rescuer

Author: 

Dara Horn

Starting with the story of Varian Fry and his often overlooked work rescuing European intellectuals from the Nazis, this book leads the reader through a fascinating meditation on the motivations of rescuers, the morality of their decisions, and the limits of gratitude.

Favorite Thing: 
The way it uses actual events from history to explore some fundamental aspects of human nature.
The Rescuers
Book Length: 
Shorter
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
High