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  • The King of Chicagoby Daniel Friedman

    Carrel Books 2017; US$ 29.99

    The King of Chicago is the story of a father-son relationship as real and hugely loving as that in Philip Roth?s Patrimony . At its heart is a young son who tries furiously to heal his father from a violent childhood inside a Chicago orphanage. The orphanage, the Marks Nathan Home, still stands today on the West Side of Chicago, marked by a tarnished,... more...

  • The Holocaust, Israel and the "Jew"by Remco Ensel; Evelien Gans

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 124.00

    This book is the first comprehensive study of postwar antisemitism in the Netherlands. It focuses on the way stereotypes are passed on from one decade to the next, as reflected in public debates, the mass media, protests and commemorations, and everyday interactions. The Holocaust, Israel  and ?the Jew? explores the ways in... more...

  • Road to Apocalypseby Stanley Price

    Notting Hill Editions 2016; US$ 12.99

    In the winter of 1811, Lewis Way had an epiphany on the road to Exmouth. From that moment the eccentric millionaire devoted himself to one goal: the return of the Jews to the Holy Land. This essay uncovers a forgotten life story, and reveals the strange roots of the American Christian Right's current support for the state of Israel. more...

  • Bending Toward the Sunby Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    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...

  • The Kissinger Sagaby Evi Kurz

    Orion 2009; US$ 15.99

    An unrivalled insight into the early life of Henry Kissinger '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... more...

  • Antisemitism in Canadaby Alan Davies

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This book is the first collection of scholarly essays to treat the topic of antisemitism in Canada, a complete history of which has yet to be written. Eleven leading thinkers in the field examine antisemitism in Canada, from the colonial era to the present day, in essays which reflect the saga of the nation itself. The history of the Jewish community,... more...

  • Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction Southby Anton Hieke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 137.95

    How far can Jewish life in the South during Reconstruction (1863?1877) indeed be described as German in a period of American Jewry traditionally referred to as ?German Jewish? in historiography? To what extent were Jewish immigrants in the South acculturated to Southern identity and customs? Anton Hieke discusses the experience of Jewish... more...

  • Souls on Fireby Elie Wiesel

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 17.99

    In Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters , Elie Wiesel re-enters, like an impassioned pilgrim, the universe of Hasidism. Souls on Fire is not a simple chronological history of Hasidism, nor is it a comprehensive book on its subject. Rather, Elie Wiesel has captured the essence of Hasidism through tales, legends, parables, sayings,... more...

  • The Lostby Daniel Mendelsohn

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic?part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work?that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history. more...

  • A History of the Jews in Americaby Howard M. Sachar

    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...