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The Resource Measure of a man : from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor : a memoir, Martin Greenfield with Wynton Hall

Measure of a man : from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor : a memoir, Martin Greenfield with Wynton Hall

Label
Measure of a man : from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor : a memoir
Title
Measure of a man
Title remainder
from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Martin Greenfield with Wynton Hall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"He's been called 'America's greatest living tailor' and 'the most interesting man in the world.' Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with 'Angel of Death' Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting, powerful prose, Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenager alone in the death camp--and how an SS soldier's shirt dramatically altered the course of his life. He learned how to sew; and when he began wearing the shirt under his prisoner uniform, he learned that clothes possess great power and could even help save his life. Measure of a Man is the story of a man who suffered unimaginable horror and emerged with a dream of success. From sweeping floors at a New York clothing factory to founding America's premier custom suit company, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now 86 years old and working with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of D.C. and Hollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, celebrities Paul Newman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon, and the stars of Martin Scorsese's films. Written with soul-baring honesty and, at times, a wry sense of humor, Measure of a Man is a memoir unlike any other-one that will inspire hope and renew faith in the resilience of man"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenfield, Martin
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.37.G74
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hall, Wynton C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greenfield, Martin
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Jews, Czech
  • Tailors
  • Businessmen
  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Concentration camp inmates
Label
Measure of a man : from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor : a memoir, Martin Greenfield with Wynton Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meeting Mengele -- Inside Auschwitz -- The Death March -- Ike Arrives -- A Time to Kill -- Coming to America -- GGG -- The Beautiful People -- The Tailor's Tailor -- Dressing Presidents and Politicans -- Suit Maker to the Stars -- Bar Mitzvah at Eighty
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621572664
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014035566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • sky265508323
  • (OCoLC)969076157
  • 908979
Label
Measure of a man : from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor : a memoir, Martin Greenfield with Wynton Hall
Publication
Distribution
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meeting Mengele -- Inside Auschwitz -- The Death March -- Ike Arrives -- A Time to Kill -- Coming to America -- GGG -- The Beautiful People -- The Tailor's Tailor -- Dressing Presidents and Politicans -- Suit Maker to the Stars -- Bar Mitzvah at Eighty
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621572664
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014035566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • sky265508323
  • (OCoLC)969076157
  • 908979

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