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Anne Frank; The Biography

Anne Frank; The Biography

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Updated and filled with striking new revelations, the bestselling, “superb” biography that “honors in full a life we thought we knew” (Newsweek)Praised as “remarkable,” “meticulous,” and “long overdue,” Anne Frank: The Biography, originally published in 1998, still stands as the definitive account of the girl who has become “the human face of the Holocaust.” For this nuanced portrait of her famous subject, biographer Melissa Müller drew on exclusive interviews with family and friends as well as on previously unavailable correspondence, even, in the process, discovering five missing diary pages. Full of revelations, Müller’s richly textured narrative returned Anne Frank to history, portraying the flesh-and-blood girl unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting.Now, fifteen years after the book first appeared, much new information has come to light: letters sent by Otto Frank to relatives in America as he sought to emigrate with his family, the identity of other suspects involved in the betrayal of the Franks, and important details about the family’s arrest and subsequent fate. Revised and updated with more than thirty percent new material, this is an indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died.
Updated and filled with striking new revelations, the bestselling, “superb” biography that “honors in full a life we thought we knew” (Newsweek)Praised as “remarkable,” “meticulous,” and “long overdue,” Anne Frank: The Biography, originally published in 1998, still stands as the definitive account of the girl who has become “the human face of the Holocaust.” For this nuanced portrait of her famous subject, biographer Melissa Müller drew on exclusive interviews with family and friends as well as on previously unavailable correspondence, even, in the process, discovering five missing diary pages. Full of revelations, Müller’s richly textured narrative returned Anne Frank to history, portraying the flesh-and-blood girl unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting.Now, fifteen years after the book first appeared, much new information has come to light: letters sent by Otto Frank to relatives in America as he sought to emigrate with his family, the identity of other suspects involved in the betrayal of the Franks, and important details about the family’s arrest and subsequent fate. Revised and updated with more than thirty percent new material, this is 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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Metropolitan BooksHenry Holt and Company, LLC
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 are registered trademarks of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.Copyright © 1998, 2013 by Melissa MüllerEn glish language translation copyright © 1998, 2013 by Metropolitan BooksAll rights reserved.Library of Congress Cataloging- in- Publication DataMüller, Melissa, 1967– [Mädchen Anne Frank. En glish] Anne Frank : the biography / Melissa Müller ; translated by Rita and Robert Kimber. — Second U.S. edition. pages cm “Updated and expanded with new material. “Originally published in Germany in 1998 under the title
 Das Mädchen  Anne Frank
 by Paul List Verlag, Munich; first published in the United States in 1998 by Metropolitan Books; second edition published in Germany in 2013 by S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt”— Title page verso. Includes index. ISBN 978- 0- 8050- 8731- 4  1. Frank, Anne, 1929– 1945. 2. JewsNetherlands—Amsterdam—Biography. 3. Jewish children in the Holocaust— Biography. 4. Holocaust,  Jewish (1939– 1945)—Netherlands—Amsterdam—Biography. 5. Amsterdam (Netherlands)— Biography. I. Title. DS135.N6F7349713 2013 940.53'18092—dc23 [B] 2013000297Henry Holt books are available for special promotions andpremiums. For details contact: Director, Special Markets.Originally published in Germany in 1998 under the title
 Das Mädchen Anne Frank
 by Paul List Verlag, Munich.First published in the United States in 1998 by Metropolitan BooksSecond edition published in Germany in 2013 by S. Fischer Verlag, FrankfurtSecond U.S. Edition 2013
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Hush. Be quiet. Whisper. Walk softly . . . take off your shoes. Who’s still in the bathroom? The water’s running. For God’s sake, don’t 󿬂ush the toilet! After two years you should know better than to be so careless. Empty the chamber pots. Shove the beds back out of the way. The church bells are already ringing the half hour. When the workers arrive at 8:30, there has to be dead silence.The usual morning ritual in the secret annex. At 6:45 the alarm clock goes off in Hermann and Auguste van Pels’s room, so loud and shrill that it wakes the Franks and Fritz Pfeffer, who sleep one 󿬂oor below. A well- aimed blow from Mrs. van Pels silences the alarm. The 󿬂oor creaks, softly at 󿬁rst, then louder. Mr. van Pels gets up, creeps down the steep stairs, and, the 󿬁rst in the bath-room, hurries to 󿬁nish.Anne waits in bed until she hears the bathroom door creak again. Her roommate, Fritz Pfeffer, is next. Anne sighs, relieved, enjoying these few precious moments of solitude. With eyes closed, she listens to the birdsong in the backyard and stretches in her bed.
Bed 
 is hardly the word for the narrow sofa she has lengthened by putting a chair at one end. But Anne thinks its luxurious. Miep
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royalsapphire reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I love this book. If you're at all interested in Anne Frank, it's a must-read. I own the earlier 1998 edition as well, and I'm grateful to Ms. Muller for putting out an updated edition reflecting he ongoing research. The book gives some background on Anne, and can help put her diary in the wider context of her life and the lives around her. One of the neat features of the book is a list of people who Anne knew and mentioned in her diary and what their fates were. It also has a thorough discussion of who betrayed the family's hiding place. It's very well written and very interesting. I was lucky enough to get this through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.
john257hopper reviewed this
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A very readable biography that sheds a lot of light on Frank family history and chillingly recounts the ratcheting up of persecution against Jews, firstly in Germany after Hitler came to power, then in Holland after the Nazis invaded in 1940. The period in the Annex, being the most familiar period, was perhaps the least revealing, but nevertheless pointed up the psychological effects on a young girl of going through adolescent awakening in a confined space (this emerges very clearly in the definitive edition of the Diary). The post-Annex time is, of course, very difficult reading and the tragedy of Anne's separation from the loving bosom of the family in the last few months well described. An appendix details the fates of the key players. A must read.
carioca_1 reviewed this
Rated 3/5
This book is not a substitute for Anne Frank's own diary, but rather a complement. At its best, it fills in the gaps and provides the reader with a better understanding of Anne as a child and the world she lived in. Armed with a different (even unbiased, when it comes to interpersonal relationships) perspective, the reader can form a more complete picture of the lives and times involved in Anne Frank's story.
Publishers Weekly reviewed this
When she first read Anne Frank's diary, Muller (Lost Lives, Lost Art) was 13, the same age as Anne was when she went into hiding. Before being sent to her death at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Anne spent 25 months furtively penning one of the most powerful documents of the Holocaust, but it was not until 1947 that her father, Otto, finally published his daughter's work. Muller's biography of the young girl and her at-once intimate and universal missives has also long been a work in progress. The book was originally published in 1998, but this expanded edition takes into account diary entries that had previously been redacted by Anne's father, as well as recently discovered letters from Otto to relatives in the United States and unpublished documents provided to Muller during interviews with those who knew Anne and her family-including Miep Gies, one of those responsible for hiding the Franks and preserving the diary after its author had perished. In addition to fleshing out her subject, Muller investigates who was responsible for outing the family and what happened to Anne during the eight months between her last diary entry and her death at the age of 16. This nuanced and valuable supplement to Anne's diary eschews idealization, providing a fuller picture of a vibrant, willful, and soul-searching young woman. 42 b&w photos & family trees. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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