A well researched but overly judgemental, particularly with regard to Simon Wiesenthal, review of the efforts to bring Nazi war criminals to justice. His own account of his spineless meeting with a convicted Nazi war criminal is in sharp contrast to his criticism of those individuals who spent and risked their lives bringing these criminals to justice.
After my daughter chose this book as a book report book I decided to read it thinking we could discuss how inspirational a success story like his could be. This book demonstrated that the opposite was true. My daughter was struck by how incongruous selling illegal phone boxes was for someone who professes over and over to hold his own truthfulness in such high regard. It is a fascinating insight into a completely self centric world but otherwise don't bother. A much better read about someone achieving professional excellence is Steven King's Memoir on writing. The latter is unpretentious and interesting which is in stark contrast to this book.
Yawn, a great book to go to asleep by (not with).
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