Read from September 23 to October 01, 2013
There are certain books that make me feel so enriched and so enlightened from having read them. This is one of them. This is an inspiring story and Ackerman tells it perfectly. As a naturalist, she is able to keenly convey both the best and the worst of humanity, and juxtapose it with the habits and actions of the rest of the animal kingdom. I'm not sure I knew what real bravery was until I read this book and my admiration for the Zabinski family and the Warsaw uprising could not be any higher.