In 1945 the Allied forces are trekking across Europe, pausing incidentally to free the Jews from Hitler's camps. Newly emerged from the ashes, three ex-prisoners--a logician, a saint and a schemer--come together. Led by 19-year-old Isaac Kaufman, this trio joins forces in survival to exploit the only industry up and running in a crippled German town, the black market--until they discover and decide to steal a four foot cube: "18 tons of golden ingots created from the fillings pried from the teeth of the Jews of Eastern Europe.".
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The Best Disguise by Susan McLean, recipient of the 2009 Richard Wilbur Award, is a remarkable collection of varied lyric poems that examine contemporary life with wit, insight, and a profound intensity. As Philip Dacey comments, "In any mode -- plangent or bawdy, searing or witty -- the poems in this book consistently project both a consummate artistry and an affecting humanity." Despite the author s obvious erudition and formal skills, the poems in The Best Disguise are as accessible as they are affecting and memorable.
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Robert E. Clark is the Director of the Writing Center at LIM College, which is devoted to the business side of the fashion Industry and located in Manhattan. He has been a senior editor at diverse publications, including Lingua Franca Magazine and the research journals of the Federal Reserve Bank. Clark also develops books and articles from conception to completion with other writers, and has done so with specialists in film, theatre, women's studies, and economics as well as novelists.