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    DescriptionThere are around 6000 people in the world today who owe their lives to Nicholas Winton. They are the descendants of a group of refugee children rescued by him from the Nazi threat in 1939. Some of them know of his existence and the part he played in their history, many others do not. It was a short event in his life but a critical one for those whose lives were saved. For him that intervention was over in a flash and other adventures supplanted it. Only much later did this episode re-emerge in his life and ever since has brought him visitors from all over the world anxious to learn his story. This book lays out that story in detail, exploring the motivation and early experiences that led to him acting to save young lives, while others looked the other way. His motto "If something is not impossible, then there must be a way to do it" led him to follow his own convictions and undertake an operation others had dismissed as unnecessary or too difficult. His life thereafter was full of exploits stimulated by similar motivation which, though not so consequential, remain testimony to his character. But what was his motivation? How had his life and background led to him being ready, willing and able to conduct a successful rescue operation of 669 children from Czechoslovakia at the age of 29? His daughter has painstakingly sifted through her father's papers and talked to family and friends to construct a detailed account of his whole life. It explores the influences on his character as well as the historical events he was caught up in. Taken from his historical letters and writings, Winton's own words are introduced to convey the atmosphere of many of his diverse experiences.


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    Title
    If it's Not Impossible...
    Subtitle
    The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Winton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781783065202
    ISBN 10: 1783065206
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, BIO010000, BIO006000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 940.548141
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, DNBH, NHWL
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Troubador Publishing
    Imprint name
    Matador
    Publication date
    29 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Leicester