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  • My Life in the Southby Jacob Stroyer

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Born into slavery in 1849, My Life in the South is Jacob Stroyer?s engrossing first hand look at his life as a slave. After the Civil War, Stroyer moved to Salem, Massachusetts and became a minister. A much sought-after speaker, he was urged by listeners to write down his memories. Originally published in 1879 when he was thirty, this is a fascinating... more...

  • More George W. Bushismsby Jacob Weisberg

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 10.95

    "Most of you probably didn't know that I have a new book out. Some guy put together a collection of my wit and wisdom -- or, as he calls it, my accidental wit and wisdom. [Laughter] But I'm kind of proud that my words are already in book form." -- President George W. Bush, discussing and reading from George W. Bushisms By now, most of you... more...

  • George W. Bushismsby Jacob Weisberg

    Touchstone 2001; US$ 9.99

    "They misunderestimated me." Or did they? Judge for yourself. Here are over 100 memorable misstatements by our syntactically challenged president, collected, annotated, and introduced by Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take... more...

  • Still More George W. Bushismsby Jacob Weisberg

    Touchstone 2003; US$ 10.95

    "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." With signature remarks like these, it's hardly surprising that George W. Bush's malapropisms have become renowned around the world. Editions of Bushisms have become bestsellers... more...

  • In Search of Authenticityby Jacob Golomb

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Great philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Sartre have clearly been preoccupied by the possibility of authenticity. In this study, Jacob Golomb looks closely at the literature and writings of these philosophers in his analysis of their ethics. Golomb's writings shows his passionate commitment to the quest for the authenticity - particularly... more...

  • Nietzsche and Jewish Cultureby Jacob Golomb

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 86.95

    Friedrich Nietzsche occupies a contradictory position in the history of ideas: he came up with the concept of a master race, yet an eminent Jewish scholar like Martin Buber translated his Also sprach Zarathustra into Polish and remained in a lifelong intellectual dialogue with Nietzsche. Sigmund Freud admired his intellectual courage and was not... more...

  • The Four Stages of Rabbinic Judaismby Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    This concise volume provides a lucid introduction to the genesis and development of Rabbinic Judaism. Jacob Neusner outlines and examines the four stages in which the initial period of the historical development of Rabbinic Judaism divides, beginning with the Pentateuch and ending with its definitive and normative statement in the Talmud of Babylonia.... more...

  • Israel's Quest for Recognition and Acceptance in Asiaby Jacob Abadi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    This title represents a comprehensive study of Israel's attempts to build diplomatic relations with countries on the Asian continent. The author argues that, despite the persistence of the Arab Israeli conflict, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was remarkably successful in gaining recognition in most Asian countries. He provides an overview of Israel's... more...

  • The Secret Epidemicby Jacob Levenson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    Half the people in the United States who are diagnosed with HIV are now African American. Through the eyes of those on the front lines of the crisis, journalist Jacob Levenson tells a story of race and public health that spans fifty years and reveals how AIDS has become one of the leading killers of young black men and women. Medical researcher Mindy... more...

  • So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Starby Jacob Slichter

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 14.99

    A hilarious inside look at the real business of popular music by the drummer of Semisonic that does for rock and roll what Jim Bouton's Ball Four did for baseball. After years of working day jobs and making music in his basement, Jacob Slichter wondered if his dreams of rock stardom were a vain illusion. Then he was recruited by two of his successful... more...