Books by Charles Patterson

FROM BUCHENWALD TO CARNEGIE HALL by Marian Filar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Like Wladyslaw Szpilman's The Pianist, a well-written, perceptive tale that evokes the splendor of prewar Warsaw and its progressive music scene, and a poetic testimony of artistic beauty triumphing over evil."
A combination of musical memoir and Holocaust history, in which pianist Filar traces his career from Warsaw to Philadelphia, revealing how his passion for music helped him persevere, and defending his decision to study in postwar Berlin under world-renowned pianist Walter Gieseking, <\b>an alleged Nazi. Read full book review >
ANIMAL RIGHTS by Charles Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Notes; resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Beginning with the strong influence of Australian philosopher Peter Singer's 1975 book, Animal Liberation, on the current movement, Patterson discusses animals as companions, as prey, as entertainment (in circuses and zoos), and as subjects in medical research, weaving into her presentation achievements of such individual activists as an 11-year-old who refuses to drink Coke because its manufacturer sponsors rodeos; a man who infiltrated an NIH lab to expose mistreatment of monkeys; and Jama Hedgecoth, who founded Noah's Ark, a sanctuary for orphaned and injured animals. Read full book review >