Book Discussion on The Great Escape

Kati Marton talked about her book The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World, published by Simon and… read more

Kati Marton talked about her book The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World, published by Simon and Schuster. The book tells the stories of nine men who left Budapest, Hungary, because of growing anti-Semitism in the years leading up to World War II. The nine men include four scientists (Edward Teller, John von Neumann, Leo Szilard, and Eugene Wigner), two movie-makers (Michael Curtiz and Alexander Korda), two photographers (Robert Capa and Andre Kertesz), and one writer (Arthur Koestler). Ms. Marton was interviewed on the BookTV Bus at the 2006 Texas Book Festival. close

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Interview
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Jan 14, 2007
Last Aired:
Mar 12, 2007

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  • Jan 14, 2007 | 3:09pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 17, 2007 | 11:37pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 11, 2007 | 9:38am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 11, 2007 | 8:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 2007 | 1:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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