On September 6th Beacon Press published Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War by Artemis Joukowsky, which tells the story of the author's grandparents, Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who in 1939 heeded the call to action from their Unitarian faith, and traveled from Massachusetts to Europe on the eve of World War II in the hopes of saving the lives of those threatened by the Nazi regime. On September 20th, PBS aired the accompanying documentary that was co-directed by Joukowsky and award-winning filmmaker, Ken Burns. The film and the book have received tremendous attention in the media. Most recently Joukowsky and Burns were interviewed on PBS/Bloomberg TV's Charlie Rose, Time.com featured an adapted excerpt from the book (which ran with a clip of the film and a Virtual Reality component), The Boston Globe featured a write-up in their Sunday books section, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote about the story and compaired it to the current refugee crisis taking place around the globe.
Promotion for the book and film also included events and screenings held nationally, including one at the White House.