Measure of a Man by Martin Greenfield audiobook

Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor; A Memoir

By Martin Greenfield , with Wynton Hall
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9781621572664
6.08 Hours Unabridged
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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 whole, 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 impulsive decision to steal 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 handmade suit company, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now eighty-six years old and working with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of Washington, DC and Hollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama and celebrities Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon. 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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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 whole, 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 impulsive decision to steal 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 handmade suit company, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now eighty-six years old and working with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of Washington, DC and Hollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama and celebrities Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon.

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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Editorial Reviews

“Brutally candid, impressively insightful, ultimately inspiring, written with wit, humor and humanity…highly recommended.” Midwest Book Review

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Author Bio: Martin Greenfield

Author Bio: Martin Greenfield

Martin Greenfield is the owner of Martin Greenfield Clothiers, a Brooklyn-based company where Greenfield has been making hand-tailored men’s suits for over sixty years. GQ has called him “America’s greatest living tailor.” The New York Times has hailed him as “the influential face of men’s fashion in New York City.” Reuters named him “the most interesting man in the world.” Greenfield was born in Pavlovo, Czechoslovakia. He and his family were rounded up in 1943 and brought to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. After he was liberated from the camp in 1945, he searched for his family for two years—only to discover they had died in the camp. Greenfield immigrated to New York City at the age of nineteen and started work sweeping the floor of GGG Clothing, a clothing manufacturer in Brooklyn. Three decades later, he bought the factory from his employer and renamed the company Martin Greenfield Clothiers. Now a celebrated leader of the men’s fashion industry, Greenfield has designed custom suits for Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, as well as countless celebrities, including Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese, Denzel Washington, Jimmy Fallon, and Leonardo DiCaprio. His company produces suit lines for Donna Karan, Brooks Brothers, Rag & Bone, and Neiman Marcus, as well as the wardrobes for critically acclaimed films and television shows like Wall Street, Argo, and Boardwalk Empire.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English