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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99
?It?s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it?s ever been as a nation with an army.? In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it?by taking what had been a national religion, identified with a particular place, and turning it into an idea. Jews no longer needed Jerusalem... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.95
NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Part of the Jewish Encounter series One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment. It was the unlikely... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 23.99
In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, the revised, second edition of War and Genocide discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99
Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99
A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.00
The distinguished historian of the Jewish people, Howard M. Sachar, gives us a comprehensive and enthralling chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four hundred years. Tracking their fate from Western Europe?s age of mercantilism in the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire, when Jewish culture first spread to Europe. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, as its notable diplomats, artists and thinkers make their mark in far-flung cities and found a self-governing Yiddish world. By its... more...