Anne Frank: The Biography

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 330 pages
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For people all over the world, Anne Frank, the vivacious, intelligent Jewish girl with a crooked smile and huge dark eyes, has become the human face of the Holocaust. Now in paperback, here is the highly acclaimed first biography of the girl whose fate touched the lives of millions. Drawing on exclusive interviews with family and friends, on previously unavailable correspondence, and on five diary pages long kept secret, Melissa Muller has created a nuanced portrait of her famous subject. This is the flesh-and-blood Anne Frank, unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting. Full of revelations, Muller's book casts new light on Anne's relations with her mother and solves an enduring mystery: who betrayed the families hiding in the annex just when liberation was at hand? An indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died.

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I was sent a review copy of this book in April, and although I was so excited to read it, it just sat on my night stand collecting dust until I finally decided to pick it up. The reason for my ... Read full review

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

Well, I tried. I read the first hundred pages and was bored to tears. Every page was a struggle to finish without nodding off. You'd think it'd be difficult to make Nazi Germany boring, but apparently ... Read full review

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Melissa Müller is a journalist who has written extensively on childhood. She lives in Munich and Vienna.

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