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  • A Ship in the Harborby Julian Padowicz

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this powerful and absorbing sequel to Mother and Me: Escape from Warsaw 1939 ( ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Autobiography 2006), the author recalls his flight from the Nazis in Hungary as an 8-year-old boy with his resourceful and determined mother, Barbara. more...

  • Europe and the Jewsby Malcolm Hay; Walter Kaufmann

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    A detailed and moving account of the indignities and cruelties Jews have undergone at the hands of Christians and others in the West, from St John Chrysostom in the 4th century to Hitler in the 20th. Using Hitler's concentration camps as a point of departure, Hay leads us on a tour of the devilish scenes and spectacles which have been produced by... more...

  • Iranby Homa Katouzian

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 14.99

    As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history. Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa... more...

  • Chinggis Khanby Michal Biran

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticized as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent... more...

  • The Girl Who Lived on Airby Stephen Wade

    Seren 2014; US$ 14.57

    For two years Sarah Jacob was the Welsh Fasting Girl who 'lived on air'. Did she really take neither food or drink in that time? Although Sarah lived in remote rural Carmarthenshire in the 1860s she became a national sensation through the newspapers - people from all over Britain traveled to see this miraculous young girl, leaving gifts of money? Was... more...

  • The Devil and the Jewsby Joshua Trachtenberg; Marc Saperstein

    The Jewish Publication Society 2014; US$ 26.00

    A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil?literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew?s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to... more...

  • The Zionist Ideaby Arthur Hertzberg

    The Jewish Publication Society 2014; US$ 34.00

    A classic since its initial publication in 1959, The Zionist Idea is an anthology of writings by the leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max Nordau, Mordecai Kaplan, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion. more...

  • Kerry's Childrenby Ellen Davis

    Seren 2014; US$ 11.65

    Ellen Davis was born in 1929 in the small German village of Hoof. Her Jewish family had lived there since 1760 but its peaceful existence was shattered when Hitler came to power and German Jews were persecuted. Ellen's autobiography tells the harrowing story of her childhood struggle to protect her younger brothers and sisters from the terrors of life... more...

  • The Secret War with Iranby Ronen Bergman

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    While many now fear a looming war with Iran, few know that this war is already raging and has been doing so for the past three decades. Starting from the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, intelligence expert Ronen Bergman details the complex array of political manoeuvring, assassination attempts, arms trading, and suicide bombs that have characterised... more...

  • Meine Krone in der Ascheby Hanna Zack Miley

    'fontis 2014; US$ 17.99

    Als Hannelore (Hanna) Zack am 24. Juli 1939 - als siebenjähriges Mädchen - Köln in einem Zug Richtung London verließ, wusste sie das noch nicht: Sie war Teil des legendären "Kindertransports", dem kühnen Unterfangen, das 10.000 jüdische Kinder vor Hitlers Nazi-Regime rettete, indem es ihnen die sichere Fahrt nach England ermöglichte. In den folgenden... more...