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The Test of Courage: Michel Thomas: A Biography of the Holocaust Survivor and Nazi Hunter

Christopher Robbins

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Biography: general, Biography: historical, political & military, Prose: non-fiction, The Holocaust

The fascinating and thrilling biography of Michel Thomas, who survived torture and concentration camps to teach langauges to the stars.

Michel Thomas survived French concentration and slave labour camps, endured interrogation and torture and after the war became a Nazi-hunter, capturing important war criminals.

It was through these remarkable and terrifying experiences that Thomas came to develop his revolutionary language learning system - a system that is currently taking the world by storm.

This is his remarkable story, told by his friend and biographer Chrsistopher Robbins.

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Praise for The Test of Courage: Michel Thomas: A Biography of the Holocaust Survivor and Nazi Hunter

  • The magnetic potency of Michel Thomas's teaching is partly explained by this book, as much a thriller as a biography... - Emma Thompson

  • Chris Robbins has given us an irresitible phenomenon: obstinate, brilliant, morally incorruptible and one of thebravest men you will ever read about. - John Le Carre

  • This book will stir your soul. - Reader review, Amazon.co.uk

  • This has to be the one of the best examples that we are all put on this earth for a reason... I could hardly put it down and only relented when I had to do some real work... I have now decided that I too can learn a language as his philosophy on learning is one that I can relate to and hope that in time educational institutions will too.

  • A truly inspirational read!! - Reader review, Amazon.co.uk

  • Michel Thomas' biography is a must-read for anyone interested in the triumph of humanity over the seemingly overwhelming forces of evil. - Reader review, Amazon.co.uk

  • Five stars is not enough for this gut wrenching biography... an awe inspiring read, which really puts one's own meek trials and tribulations into perspective. The final chapter has a quote: "Often the test of courage is not to die, but to live." This sums the book up. - Reader review, Amazon.co.uk

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