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- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
The ongoing war on terror, instability in the Middle East, and a faltering world economy are capturing headlines everywhere. But through it all runs a disturbing current of which many people are only dimly aware. Anti-Semitism, which had been on the decline worldwide since the end of World War II, has over the past few years made a perilous return.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, A History of the Jews in America is an essential chronicle by the author of The Course of Modern Jewish History. With impressive scholarship and a riveting sense of detail, Howard M. Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries,... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95
From one of Israel's preeminent writers comes a superb collection of essays offering Oz's cogent views on Israel's offensive into Lebanon in 1982; fanaticism of all stripes; the PLO; Israeli terrorism; the new militarism and the growing intolerance toward the Arab population in Israel; the dream of Zionism, and its failures; and much more. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 19.95
How did Berlin's Jewish Hospital, in the middle of the Nazi capital, survive as an institution where Jewish doctors and nurses cared for Jewish patients throughout World War II? How could it happen that when Soviet troops liberated the hospital in April 1945, they found some eight hundred Jews still on the premises? Daniel Silver carefully uncovers... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic young poet. In the ghetto, Abba had built bombs, sneaking out through the city's sewer tunnels to sabotage German outposts. Abba's chief lieutenants... more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99
Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925) was an eminent Anglo-Jewish scholar of Judaism. He was a well-educated man who lectured on secular as well as Jewish topics. A passionate scholar, community man and lay preacher, he wrote on Literature, Jewish life and prayer. He became reader of Talmudics at Cambridge in 1902. more...
- ECW Press 2007; US$ 11.95
In this memoir, the author casts a wry and self-deprecating look back on her childhood, with anecdotes about the chance events and comic ironies that make up a life. Rifke (Rosalie Wise Sharp) grew up in North Toronto, which felt to her like a foreign place because there were no other Jewish families there in the late 1930s. Yiddish was spoken in... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
A beautifully written family memoir, Bending Toward the Sun explores an emotional legacy?forged in the terror of the Holocaust?that has shaped three generations of lives. Leslie Gilbert-Lurie tells the story of her mother, Rita, who like Anne Frank spent years hiding from the Nazis, and whose long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter?s... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00
A rich and significant collection of more than one hundred poems, drawn from a lifetime of ?wild gratitude? in poetry. In poems chronicling insomnia (?the blue-rimmed edge / of outer dark, those crossroads / where we meet the dead?), art and culture (poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan, love poems in the voices of Baudelaire and Gertrude Stein,... more...
- Orion 2009; Not Available
No interviews about my private life' has always been Henry Kissinger's response to curious journalists. But journalist Evi Kurz from Furth, the Kissingers' home town in southern Germany, proposed a family portrait and eventually won the trust of both brothers. This is the story of two Americans of German-Jewish descent: one of them a key figure in... more...