March 1938: German soldiers are massing on the Austrian border. Many Jews make plans to flee to safety. But one of the most famous men in the world is not among them. His name is Sigmund Freud. 'Saving Freud' is the story of a great man's life, and of the extraordinary people who prolonged it, by convincing him to escape to London: the welsh physician who brought psychoanalysis to Britain; Napoleon's great-grandniece; Freud's daughter, Anna; and the doctor who risked his own life by staying at Freud's side. In examining the histories of both Freud and his closest circle, Andrew Nagorski evokes the story of Europe in the first half of the 20th century. This is a tale of a great city, a collapsing empire, a rising terror - and of a man who would change the way we think.