"A clear, unpretentious volume that justly celebrates a couple who risked all for others." --Kirkus Reviews
"Through his exhaustive research, years producing the documentary and writing the first definitive book about their work, Joukowsky has made it his business to see that their story is not forgotten." -- The Recorder
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
by Artemis Joukowsky III
Companion book to the PBS documentary, available from
Beacon Press, September 6, 2016.
The Story of an American Couple Who Saved Hundreds from Nazi Persecution. Defying the Nazis is a story of simple people finding strength they had no idea they possessed. It is the story of individuals standing up to unthinkable evil. It is a story that contains both the twists and turns of a classic spy thriller, as well as the heartbreaks and triumphs of the most compelling drama. And, above all, Defying the Nazis is a tragic love story---a story of what one man and woman could accomplish together, and how those very accomplishments pulled them apart.