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Published:November 22nd, 2011 09:58 EST
Judyth Piazza Reviews "Escape from Mount Moriah" by Jack Engelhard

Judyth Piazza Reviews "Escape from Mount Moriah" by Jack Engelhard

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


Jack Engelhard`s Escape from Mount Moriah is a tale of survival through the eyes of innocence.  It is about a young holocaust survivor and his family`s escape from war-torn Europe as Adolf Hitler and his monstrous war machine and the Nazi Party begin to implement his "Final Solution".

Engelhard takes the reader on a journey back to his childhood using eighteen childhood memories chronicled in Escape from Mount Moriah.  As Emily Dickinson said, "There is No Frigate Like a Book" Jack`s frigate sets sail, for first, the Pyrenees, Spain, Portugal, Montreal, and finally laid anchor in America.  

The first story in the book, "My Father Joe" chronicles Jacks treacherous journey leaving behind more than 6 million people that would never make it out. The second story in the book, "Penn Station" captures the essence of New York, its gritty cab drivers and the Yiddish community.

My favorite story in the book, "Nobody Knows Anything" in the first sentence speaks a wisdom that is simple, yet powerful.  It states, "Life is the process of learning who you are". 

Engelhard`s book has made me look at my own childhood through fresh eyes and this is why I would recommend Escape from Mount Moriah by Jack Engelhard. 

I had the opportunity to interview Jack Engelhard on The American Perspective Radio Program. 

You can hear the interview here: Judyth Piazza chats with International Bestselling Author Jack Engelhard on The American Perspective Radio Program 

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