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Religion Western
Jewish Biography


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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund de Waal
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An Economist Book of the Year        Costa Book Award Winner for Biography     Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty... (read more)

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The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
by Tom Reiss
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Truth is stranger than fiction in the improbable life of Lev Nussimbaum. The Jewish son of an oil millionaire in Azerbaijan, he escapes one tyranny after another and becomes a bestselling author in Nazi Germany. This fascinating biography reads like a... (read more)

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Therefore, Choose Life...: An Autobiography
Therefore, Choose Life...: An Autobiography
by Moisey Wolf
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An annotated translation of the extraordinary autobiography of Dr. Moisey Wolf (1922-2007), “Therefore, Choose Life...” is an important addition to the literature of Jewish experience and deepens our understanding of the human condition in the... (read more)

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The Dream: A Memoir (Random House Reader's Circle)
The Dream: A Memoir (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Harry Bernstein
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During the hard and bitter years of his youth in England, Harry Bernsteins selfless mother never stops dreaming of a better life in America, no matter how unlikely. Then, one miraculous day when Harry is twelve years old, steamship tickets arrive in the... (read more)

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A Jew Grows in Brooklyn: The Curious Reflections of a First-Generation American
A Jew Grows in Brooklyn: The Curious Reflections of a First-Generation American
by Jake Ehrenreich
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A first-generation American-born son of Jewish immigrants, who became a widely sought-after stage-show entertainer, recounts the life lessons he has accumulated over the course of his life: first as a child dreaming of being just an all-American kid... (read more)

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Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
by Ron Chernow
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Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedom
Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedom
by Sam Pivnik
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Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the extraordinary story of how he survived the Holocaust Sam Pivnik is the ultimate survivor from a world that no longer exists. On fourteen occasions he should have been killed, but luck, his... (read more)

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Exodus
Exodus
by Deborah Feldman
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The author of the explosive New York Times-bestselling memoir Unorthodox chronicles her continuing journey as a single mother, an independent woman, and a religious refugee.   In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman walked away from the... (read more)

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Pilgrim: Risking the Life I Have to Find the Faith I Seek
Pilgrim: Risking the Life I Have to Find the Faith I Seek
by Lee Kravitz
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Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith. Words like "judgment," "faith," "dogma," "salvation," "sinner"—even "Christ... (read more)

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Truth Comes in Blows
Truth Comes in Blows
by Ted Solotaroff
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Winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, is renowned editor and critic Ted Solotaroff's prize-winning account of a coming of age at once quintessentially American and especially... (read more)

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (P.S.)
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World (P.S.)
by Lucette Lagnado
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“Lagnado spares nothing in the retelling…in this tender and captivating memoir.” The Oregonian (Portland)... (read more)

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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story
Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story
by Trudi Kanter
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An “instantly mesmerizing” (Oprah.com) and “valuable piece of social history” (Chicago Jewish Star)—the astonishing memoir of a “vivid, tenacious, and absolutely unforgettable” (Bookreporter.com) woman whose... (read more)

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Norman Podhoretz: A Biography
Norman Podhoretz: A Biography
by Thomas L Jeffers
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This is the first biography of the Jewish-American intellectual Norman Podhoretz, longtime editor of the influential magazine Commentary. As both an editor and a writer, he spearheaded the countercultural revolution of the 1960s and after he broke ranks... (read more)

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All Rivers Run To the Sea: Memoirs
All Rivers Run To the Sea: Memoirs
by Elie Wiesel
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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
by Deborah Feldman
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The instant andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling memoir of a young Jewish womanand#8217;s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Aliand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;Infidel andlt;/Iandgt;and Carolyn Jessopand#8217;s andlt... (read more)

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Maimonides (Jewish Encounters)
Maimonides (Jewish Encounters)
by Sherwin B Nuland
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Part of the Jewish Encounter series Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician who served a sultan, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, a daring philosopher whose greatest work—The Guide for... (read more)

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
by Deborah Feldman
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The instant andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling memoir of a young Jewish womanand#8217;s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Aliand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;Infidel andlt;/Iandgt;and Carolyn Jessopand#8217;s andlt... (read more)

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Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir
Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir
by Sheila Peltz Weinberg
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Are you happy because you are getting older or because youve found spiritual peace? Co-founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality Rabbi Sheila Weinberg offers intriguing answers to that question in Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir... (read more)

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Exodus: A Memoir
Exodus: A Memoir
by Deborah Feldman
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The author of the explosive New York Times-bestselling memoir Unorthodox chronicles her continuing journey as a single mother, an independent woman, and a religious refugee.   In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman walked away from the... (read more)

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Turbulent Souls:: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family
Turbulent Souls:: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family
by Stephen J Dubner
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Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career—as an almost-rock-star—to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics... (read more)

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