Knight without fear and beyond reproach the life of George Maduro 1916-1945

Uitgever: Spectrum

  • Nederlands
  • Paperback
  • 9789000349623
  • Druk: 1
  • juli 2016
  • 408 pagina's
Alle productspecificaties

Samenvatting

A forgotten hero


George Maduro was a household name in the Netherlands of the 1930s. He was the handsome, charismatic son of a well-to-do Jewish family from Curaçao and had garnered national fame as a university student when he tried to kidnap the mascot of the Royal Dutch Navy. The invasion of the Netherlands by Nazi Germany put an abrupt end to his carefree existence. On the first day of the invasion he led a courageous charge to recapture a strategic villa, which helped delay the German advance. News of his brave feats travelled far and wide; even the Gestapo knew who he was.


George joined the Resistance, was arrested twice and miraculously released after a long imprisonment in the infamous "Oranjehotel' prison. He was arrested by the Gestapo during an attempt to flee to England and died in Dachau Concentration Camp shortly before its liberation. He was 28 years old.


George's parents donated the starting capital for Madurodam, the miniature city in The Hague that supports children's charities, in memory of their son.


Kathleen Brandt-Carey was born and raised in New York and moved to the Netherlands in 1980. She holds degrees from St. Lawrence University and the University of Amsterdam and has written numerous textbooks for Dutch elementary and secondary-school pupils. Her aunt by marriage, Vivienne Maduro Seeley, is a first cousin of George Maduro's and inspired her to write his biography. Brandt-Carey describes George Maduro's short but intensive life in living colour: the lush life on Curaçao, his bittersweet love affair with a Protestant girl, Occupied Holland and the Resistance. The "Maduro' behind "Madurodam' is revealed as a complex, loveable and inspiring young man for whom ideals were more important than personal safety and who never lost courage, even under the most brutal circumstances.

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
Nederlands
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
juli 2016
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 23,1 x 15 x 3,7 cm
Aantal pagina's
408 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Redacteur
Kelly Atkinson
Co-redacteur
Kelly Atkinson
Uitgever
Spectrum

EAN

EAN
9789000349623

Overige kenmerken

Gewicht
656 g
Studieboek
Nee
Verpakking breedte
150 mm
Verpakking hoogte
37 mm
Verpakking lengte
231 mm

Je vindt dit artikel in

Taal
Nederlands
Boek, ebook of luisterboek?
Boek
Studieboek of algemeen
Studieboeken
Nog geen reviews

Negatief, positief, neutraal: we zetten een review altijd online. We controleren wel eerst of ’ie voldoet aan onze reviewvoorwaarden en niet nep is. We controleren ook of ’ie is geschreven door iemand die het artikel heeft gekocht via bol.com en zetten dit er dan bij. De controles gebeuren automatisch, al kijken er soms mensen mee. Bol.com betaalt niet voor reviews. Als een reviewer door een andere partij is vergoed, staat dit in de review zelf.

59 95
1 - 2 weken
  • Bestellen en betalen via bol.com
  • Prijs inclusief verzendkosten, verstuurd door Vooruitgang Boeken
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren
  • Wettelijke garantie via Vooruitgang Boeken

Recent bezochte artikelen

 
Vergelijk artikelen