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Warrior
Warrior

Warrior

Audrey Hepburn

By Robert Matzen, Foreword by Luca Dotti

12+

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

368 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $27.95 (US $27.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781735273839

Rights: US & CA

GoodKnight Books (Sep 2021)

eBook

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Overview

An unexpected Audrey Hepburn charged into war zones and took on dictators and politicians on behalf of the world's children until, according to her son Luca Dotti, that effort killed her

 Warrior: Audrey Hepburn completes the story arc of Robert Matzen's Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II. Hepburn's experiences in wartime, including the murder of family members, her survival through combat and starvation conditions, and work on behalf of the Dutch Resistance, gave her the determination to become a humanitarian for UNICEF and the fearlessness to charge into war-torn countries in the Third World on behalf of children and their mothers in desperate need. She set the standard for celebrity humanitarians and--according to her son Luca Dotti--ultimately gave her life for the causes she espoused.

Reviews

"[Dutch Girl] offers a wonderfully complete and revealing character sketch of an individual who continues to fascinate millions around the world. Hepburn was, of course, gracious, talented, and elegant. But Matzen makes clear that she also was extraordinarily courageous." —The Christian Science Monitor

"Drawing upon meticulous research, Mr. Matzen delivers a vivid, moving and persuasive account of a harrowing time that the actress seldom discussed in detail and which has been glossed over or sensationalized by frustrated biographers." —The Wall Street Journal

"Visceral details—of intense privation, bombings, and also acts of resistance—evoke the period. Matzen has created a vivid portrait of a civilian population under siege—one of whom just happened to become a Hollywood star." —Publishers Weekly 

"A meticulously detailed and researched look at the formative years of an iconic performer; for fans of Hepburn as well as anyone seeking a social history of the Dutch experience of World War II." Library Journal "A master storyteller, Matzen has given us a great story—intimate, intense, and unforgettable—that carries us not only into the heart of the battle but into the heart of a great human being." —Foreword Reviews

"A must-read at a time when income inequality, racial justice, climate change, women's rights and the global refugee crisis have never been more newsworthy, Warrior is an original and gripping work of celebrity biography that will turn the world's perception of this film and fashion icon on its head, and inspire a new generation of fans." —We Are Movie Geeks

Author Biography

Robert Matzen is the internationally bestselling author of Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II, Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe, and six other books. He has appeared on broadcast programs around the world and his byline has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Luca Dotti is the son of Audrey Hepburn and Italian psychiatrist Professor Andrea Dotti. Luca is co-author (with Luigi Spinola) of the New York Times bestseller Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen and two other books. He has long been involved with the Audrey Hepburn's Children's Fund, which helps children in need around the world.