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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 Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's  dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions . . .  There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth  anniversary of the end of World War II than to  reread... (read more)

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The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
by David Laskin
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The author of the The Childrenand#8217;s Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family With cinematic power and beauty, bestselling author David Laskin limns his own genealogy to... (read more)

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Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
by Rebecca Goldstein
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Part of the Jewish Encounter series In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating a secularist challenge to... (read more)

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Abraham: The First Historical Biography
Abraham: The First Historical Biography
by David Rosenberg
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The world's major religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-find a common root in one man: Abraham. Yet Abraham looms so large in the realm of world religions that he has remained a ward of the Divine rather than a flesh-and-blood citizen of Humanity... (read more)

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The Peddler's Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi
The Peddler's Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi
by Edward Cohen
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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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Exodus
Exodus
by Deborah Feldman
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Deborah Feldman, author of the explosive New York Times–bestselling memoir Unorthodox, returns with an extraordinary follow-up that traces her new life as an independent young woman and single mother, and her search for an authentic and personal... (read more)

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And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs 1969-
And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs 1969-
by Elie Wiesel
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This second and concluding volume of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel's memoirs, covering the years from 1968 to the present, is a life-affirming memoir by the Buchenwald inmate who survived to bear witness and defend the rights of all.... (read more)

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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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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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A former editor in chief of Parade magazine embarks on a spiritual quest that goes to the heart of what really matters in life Lee Kravitz is adrift—shaken deeply after 9/11 and the loss of his job, he begins to feel the pull toward rediscovering... (read more)

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Truth Comes in Blows
Truth Comes in Blows
by Ted Solotaroff
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Planted between Ted and a normal boyhood was Ben Solotaroff, as hard a father to placate, defy, and finally accept as can be found in the annals of the American memoir. Tough, bullying, seductive, Ben Solotaroff was a self-made man--"almost all ego and... (read more)

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The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers
The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers
by Harry Bernstein
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A wonderfully charming memoir written when the author was 93, "The Invisible Wall" vibrantly brings to life an all-but-forgotten time and place. Bernstein offers a moving tale of working-class life, and of the boundaries that can be overcome by love.... (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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In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser's rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on the elegant... (read more)

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If I Am Not for Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
If I Am Not for Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
by Mike Marqusee
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In recounting Morand"s radical journey through religion and politics, his struggles with anti-Semitism and the twists and turns that led him from anti-fascism to militant Zionism, Marqusee paints a rich picture of the city"s seamy political life; in the... (read more)

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Am I a Jew?: My Journey Among the Believers and Pretenders, the Lapsed and the Lost, in Search of Faith (Not Necessarily My Own), M
Am I a Jew?: My Journey Among the Believers and Pretenders, the Lapsed and the Lost, in Search of Faith (Not Necessarily My Own), M
by Theodore Ross
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A New York Times Notable Book, and a “chaotic, laugh riot” (San Francisco Chronicle) of a memoir. Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its... (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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The astonishing memoir of a “vivid, tenacious, and absolutely unforgettable woman” whose courage and resourcefulness kept her and her beloved safe after the Nazis invaded Austria Vienna, 1938: Trudi Kanter, stunning and charismatic, is a... (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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A Family of Strangers
A Family of Strangers
by Deborah Tall
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“Without self-absorption, Tall traces the self’s emergence in a place which she recognized from the start as her testing place.”—Seamus Heaney   “In the literature of place, Deborah Tall’s book stands out for its... (read more)

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Where Are We Going?
Where Are We Going?
by Miriam Finder Tasini
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In this action-packed memoir that reads like a novel, the author recounts the severe hardship that she, her sister, and parents, Markus and Rena Finder, endured as they escaped Krakow, Poland, in September 1939, just ahead of the advancing Nazi invaders.... (read more)

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