In 1942, Norwegian Odd Nansen was arrested by the Nazis, and spent the remainder of World War II in concentration camps. For three and a half years, he kept a secret diary on tissue-paper-thin pages later smuggled out by various means, including inside hollowed-out breadboards.
Nansen's book received rave reviews in 1949 then fell into obscurity. In 1956, in response to a poll about the "most underservedly neglected" book of the preceding quarter-century, Carl Sandburg singled out From Day to Day, calling it "an epic narrative," which took "its place among the great affirmations of the power of the human spirit to rise above terror, torture, and death."
This new edition, the first in over sixty-five years, contains extensive annotations and new diary selections never before translated into English.
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Editor Timothy Boyce retired in 2014 from a career in practicing law to write full time. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a BS from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
A resident of Tryon, North Carolina, he lives with his wife Tara, two horses, two barn cats, two dogs, and almost 5,000 books.