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Rising Out Of Hatred

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Rising Out Of Hatred

Derek Black, the great white hope of the neo-Nazi movement in the United States, disavowed his beliefs in 2013, transformed himself and disappeared from view. Eli Saslow, a Washington Post reporter who wondered what had happened, tracked him down and interviewed Black and his family and friends. Saslow’s compelling book, Rising Out of Hatred: The […]

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The Second Coming Of The Ku Klux Klan

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The Second Coming Of The Ku Klux Klan

Founded in 1866, just a year after the U.S. Civil War ended, the Ku Klux Klan was established as a secret fraternal organization whose aim was to promote white supremacy and reimpose servitude on African Americans by various means of terrorism, including lynchings. Concentrated in southern states that had formed the Confederacy, the Klan faded […]

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A Magisterial Biography Of Golda Meir

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A Magisterial Biography Of Golda Meir

Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth prime minister, was an indomitable, single-minded person of unwavering principles singularly devoted to the Zionist cause. Occasionally presenting herself as an amiable grandmotherly figure, she was a tough cookie, possessing a will of steel who brooked no dissent. Born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1898, she immigrated to the United States in […]

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A Cornucopia Of Books …

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A Cornucopia Of Books …

It’s the end of the year and the holiday season is upon us. Curl up in a comfortable chair or couch and enjoy these books for your reading pleasure. James Lacey’s Great Strategic Rivalries From The Classical World to the Cold War (Oxford University Press) delves into the geopolitical conflicts that have engaged major powers […]

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Jewish Survival Strategies During The Holocaust

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Jewish Survival Strategies During The Holocaust

Jews in Nazi-occupied countries were forced to make excruciating decisions as they grappled with the extraordinary perils facing them during the Holocaust. Their survival strategies varied, ranging from coping, compliance and cooperation to evasion, resistance and collaboration, as Evgeny Finkel writes in his superb book, Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival During the Holocaust (Princeton University […]

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Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days In August

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Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days In August

During 16 days in the summer of 1936, all eyes were on Berlin as Nazi Germany hosted the eleventh Olympic Games. Oliver Hilmes’ vivid book, Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August (The Bodley Head), published originally in German, recreates this event through a cast of carefully chosen characters and against the backdrop of ominous developments. […]

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Flash: The Making Of Weegee The Famous

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Flash: The Making Of Weegee The Famous

Roaming the streets of New York City at night with a Speed Graphic camera equipped with a flash, the self-taught, now-legendary photographer Arthur Fellig exposed the nooks and crannies of a great metropolis for millions of New Yorkers during the 1930s and 1940s. Freelancing for agencies like the Associated Press and the International News Service and […]

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Spielberg And The Warner Brothers

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Spielberg And The Warner Brothers

Yale University Press has published two books in its Jewish Lives series for film aficionados — Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell, and Warner Brothers: The Making of an American Movie Studio by David Thomson. Spielberg, of course, needs no introduction, being one of the most successful directors of his generation. In a […]

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The Six Day War In Retrospect

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The Six Day War In Retrospect

An avalanche of books has roared off the presses since the outbreak of the Six Day War on June 5, 1967, yet Guy Laron’s new paperback edition of The Six Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East (Yale University Press), a bracing account of its causes, offers fresh insights into a seminal conflict that tripled Israel’s […]

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Thou Shalt Innovate

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Thou Shalt Innovate

Israel, a small country with precious few natural resources, has developed a remarkable culture of innovation that is the envy of nations. Thanks to its technological breakthroughs, Israel is helping to feed the hungry, making the desert bloom and curing the sick, among other stellar achievements. As a result, Israel has produced more start-up ventures than […]

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