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  • TO THE RESCUE: Eight Artists in an Archive. by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric, curators (Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alan Berliner, Wendy Ewald, Leon Golub, Pepon Osorio, Gilles Peress, Fred Wilson and Terry Winters, artists).
    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric, curators (Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alan Berliner, Wendy Ewald, Leon Golub, Pepon Osorio, Gilles Peress, Fred Wilson and Terry Winters, artists).
    TO THE RESCUE: Eight Artists in an Archive.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee [Printed by Bolger], (1999.). First edition - Catalogue of an exhibition of newly commissioned art works by eight artists - Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alan Berliner, Wendy Ewald, Leon Golub, Pepon Osorio, Gilles Peress, Fred Wilson and Terry Winters - based on their research of, and responses to, 50,000 photographs in the archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. 96 pp. ISBN: 0-96696490X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43855
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  • UNTIL THE DAWN'S LIGHT. by Appelfeld, Aharon.
    Appelfeld, Aharon.
    UNTIL THE DAWN'S LIGHT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Schocken, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - In early 1900s Austria, a young Jewish woman converts to Christianity and marries a gentile laborer with disastrous results. Translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green. 231 pp. ISBN: 978-0805241792.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 64368
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  • UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance. by Bart, Michael and Laurel Corona.
    Bart, Michael and Laurel Corona.
    UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Following his fathers death, and with his mother in failing health, Michael Bart embarked on a ten-year research project to find out more details about his parents time in the Vilna ghetto, where they met, fell in love, and married, and about their activities as members of the Jewish resistance. . . . Shortly before the total liquidation of the ghetto, Zenia and Leizer, along with about 120 members of the underground, were able to escape to the Rudnicki forest, about 25 miles away. They became part of the Jewish partisan fighting group led by Abba Kovnerknown as the Avengerswhich carried out sabotage missions against the Nazi army…

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    New York: St Martin's, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Following his fathers death, and with his mother in failing health, Michael Bart embarked on a ten-year research project to find out more details about his parents time in the Vilna ghetto, where they met, fell in love, and married, and about their activities as members of the Jewish resistance. . . . Shortly before the total liquidation of the ghetto, Zenia and Leizer, along with about 120 members of the underground, were able to escape to the Rudnicki forest, about 25 miles away. They became part of the Jewish partisan fighting group led by Abba Kovnerknown as the Avengerswhich carried out sabotage missions against the Nazi army and eventually participated in the liberation of Vilna." SIGNED on the front endpaper by co-author Laurel Corona and dated in the year of publication. Photographs, notes, bibliography. xxviii, 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0312378073.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76403
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  • REVOLT OF THE APPRENTICES and Other Stories. by Blum-Alquit, Eliezer (1896 - 1963).
    Blum-Alquit, Eliezer (1896 - 1963).
    REVOLT OF THE APPRENTICES and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Thomas Yoseloff, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication in English of 27 stories, most set in the Eastern Europe of his youth and others dealing with the immigrant experience after his arrival in the United States at age 18. Translated from the Yiddish by Etta Blum. Translator's preface. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-498066754.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (a bit of rubbing and wear to the dj at the ends of the spine and the folds)

    Book ID: 80135
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  • POEMS FROM THE RUBIO. by Brin, Herb.
    Brin, Herb.
    POEMS FROM THE RUBIO.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Heritage Publishing, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of poems, many about California, others rooted in the author's Jewishness, INSCRIBED on the title page "Hi-- Hope you are well - and a prayer for peace" and dated in 1996. Letter from Elie Wiesel bound in. 108 pp. ISBN: 0-9645651-02.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60817
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  • Brooks, Juanita.
    HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN UTAH AND IDAHO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1973 dj. Hardcover first edition - Chronicles fascinating growth of the Jewish community in Utah. Discusses Mormon-Jewish relations in Utah and Southern Idaho. Lithographs and photos. Includes index. 252 pgs. Hard to find in the first edition.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (title on front cover of book has impressed itself on reverse of dj.)

    Book ID: 19024
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  • GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set around 950 A.D. this novel follows the adventures of an odd couple: "pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains living as they please and surviving however they can - as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers.. . None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire." Illustrated with full-page…

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    New York: Ballantine, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set around 950 A.D. this novel follows the adventures of an odd couple: "pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains living as they please and surviving however they can - as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers.. . None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire." Illustrated with full-page drawings by Gary Gianni. Afterword. 204 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-0345501745.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76744
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  • CONTRABAND OF HOOPOE. by Chrusciel, Ewa.
    Chrusciel, Ewa.
    CONTRABAND OF HOOPOE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Richmond, CA: Omnidawn, (2014). First edition - The second collection in English by this award-winning Polish American poet. The poems and prose poems explore "issues of dislocation, immigration and desire. . . haunted by a childhood lived under a Communist regime, by the austerity of Eastern block politics, and by the possibility of discovering a fleeting language to carry the seeds of illicit revelation, spiritual transformation, and insight. The book elevates smuggling to a noble art, recording how the Jewish people were hidden and transported during the Holocaust." 88 pp plus "customs" (notes)

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new).

    Book ID: 70563
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  • Collins, Alan.
    JACOB'S LADDER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Australian writer's first novel, a coming of age story originally published as 'The Boys from Bondi'. Set in Sydney during the depression and World War II, this is the story of two orphaned Jewish boys, who wind up in a home filled with refugees from the Nazis. ISBN: 0-525-672729.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 26942
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  • THE DECEMBER PROJECT: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery. by Davidson, Sara.
    Davidson, Sara.
    THE DECEMBER PROJECT: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life's Greatest Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2014). First edition - For two years, Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, to discuss what he calls The December Project - that is, "creating strategies to deal with pain and memory loss, and finding tools to cultivate simplicity, fearlessness, and joy at any age. Davidson includes twelve exercises so that readers may experience what she did a sea change in facing what we all must face: mortality." Glossary. 193 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 80185
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  • WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES. by Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname." Photographs, extensive notes, index, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-674-95520.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price clipped)

    Book ID: 61335
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  • THE MINISTRY OF SPECIAL CASES. by Englander, Nathan.
    Englander, Nathan.
    THE MINISTRY OF SPECIAL CASES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel (second book) by the author of the award-winning collection of short stories "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges." Englanders wondrous and much-heralded collection of stories won the This opens in a forgotten Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires, in the midst of Argentina's Dirty War. Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who wont accept him; and when that son becomes one of the disappeared, he is thrust into the corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases. 330 pp. ISBN: 978-0375404931.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79958
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  • THE SONG OF SONGS: A New Translation and Interpretation. by Falk, Marcia; illustrated by Barry Moser.
    Falk, Marcia; illustrated by Barry Moser.
    THE SONG OF SONGS: A New Translation and Interpretation.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Harper Collins, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A bilingual edition of the 31 lyric poems that comprise The Song of Songs in the Bible, with the poems in the original Hebrew and English, as well as thoughtful essays on translation as a journey and on the literary structure of the poems. Beautifully illustrated by Barry Moser. Notes to the poems, bibliography. xviii, 213 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-06062339X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 63974
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  • Fremont, Helen.
    AFTER LONG SILENCE: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, 1999. Raised as a Catholic, at about the age of 30, this author discovered she was Jewish. A moving account of her familyÕs experiences during the Holocaust and the changed relationship between a daughter and her parents.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 23798
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  • FAITH, SEX, MYSTERY. by Gilman, Richard.
    Gilman, Richard.
    FAITH, SEX, MYSTERY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1986.) dj. Hardcover - Gilman writes about the deeply moving religious and spiritual experiences of his own life, including his conversion to Catholicism, his friendship with Thomas Mertion, and then his gradual loss of faith. ISBN: 0-671-551841.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 15267
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  • Goodman, Allegra.
    PARADISE PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel - and 4th book - by this critically acclaimed young writer (her first novel, 'Katerskill Falls' was nominated for the National Book Award.) Set in Hawaii and elsewhere, this is the story of an often exasperating young woman's sarch for her destiny. 360 pp. ISBN: 0-385-334168.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 30213
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  • THE SHADOW MAN. by Gordon, Mary
    Gordon, Mary
    THE SHADOW MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir about her search to discover the truth about her father, who died when she was just seven. INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- with thanks for your intelligence and care." xiv, 274 pp. ISBN: 0-679428852.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64226
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  • LIKE NEVER BEFORE. by Havazelet, Ehud.
    Havazelet, Ehud.
    LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of ten short stories by this award winning writer. 268 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61255
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  • SANCTUARY: A Peter Decker / Rina Lazarus Mystery. by Kellerman, Faye.
    Kellerman, Faye.
    SANCTUARY: A Peter Decker / Rina Lazarus Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eighth book in this award-winning series, featuring LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus. This novel centers around two murdered diamond dealers - one north of Los Angeles, the other in Manhattan - and two missing families. SIGNED on the title page. 396 pp. ISBN: 0-688-046126.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69504
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  • THE QUALITY OF MERCY. by Kellerman, Faye.
    Kellerman, Faye.
    THE QUALITY OF MERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, a story of intrigue set in Elizabethan England - "Rebecca Lopez, the daughter of Roderigo Lopez, Queen Elizabeth's own physician, keeps many secrets. Not only are she and her family conversos, or secret Jews who must practice their religion in secret, but Rebecca craves adventure and walks about London in male dress. One day she actually crosses swords with a fledgling dramatist named Will Shakespeare." SIGNED on the title page. Historical summary. 607 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 1-557100276.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 70638
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  • SACRED AND PROFANE. by Kellerman, Faye.
    Kellerman, Faye.
    SACRED AND PROFANE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - a mystery featuring the Orthodox Jewish widow Rina Lazarus and LA Detective Peter Decker novel. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the front endpaper. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-877958874.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58569
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  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT. by Krich, Rochelle.
    Krich, Rochelle.
    BLUES IN THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery featuring freelance crime reporter Molly Blume. Set in Los Angeles, and interesting for its depiction of the modern Jewish Orthodox community. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-45-449711.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46089
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  • BLUES IN THE NIGHT. by Krich, Rochelle.
    Krich, Rochelle.
    BLUES IN THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery featuring freelance crime reporter Molly Blume. Set in Los Angeles, and interesting for its depiction of the modern Jewish Orthodox community. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-45-449711.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46098
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  • DEAD AIR. by Krich, Rochelle Majer.
    Krich, Rochelle Majer.
    DEAD AIR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon (Harper Collins), (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring Los Angeles detective Jessie Drake. Drake's discovery of, and exploration of her Jewish routes add an unusual twist to this novel. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-380-977699.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46179
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  • LOVESONG: Becoming a Jew. by Lester, Julius.
    Lester, Julius.
    LOVESONG: Becoming a Jew.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (1991). Black activist and award-winning author's account of his path from his boyhood as the son of a Black Methodist minister in the South to his conversion to Judaism. Glossary. 248 pp. ISBN: 1-559701757.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (remainder line).

    Book ID: 79253
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  • PRIMO LEVI: Tragedy of an Optimist. by [Levi, Primo, 1919-1987] Anissimov, Myriam.
    [Levi, Primo, 1919-1987] Anissimov, Myriam.
    PRIMO LEVI: Tragedy of an Optimist.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Woodstock NY: Overlook Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--in some respects disguised the man within. This first biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer" a chemist by training, a partisan during World War II, a philosopher, and most importantly a survivor of the concentration camps and a Holocaust witness. Translated from the French by Steve Cox. List of Primo Levi's works. Photographs, notes, glossary of concentration camp terms, bibliography, and index. x, 452 pp. ISBN: 0-87951-8065.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, very minor shelfwear.)

    Book ID: 57307
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  • Lipman, Eugene J. and Albert Vorspan, editors.
    A TALE OF TEN CITIES: The Triple Ghetto in American Religious Life.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations. (1962.). Hardcover - A look at "the ways in which Protestants, Catholics, and Jews are relating to one another (or failing to relate) in ten American cities" - including Boston (conflict on the Charles), Nashville (Athens with an Achilles heel), Cleveland (city without Jews), Philadelphia, Minneapolis and St Paul, Plainview on Long Island, Los Angeles, New York City and Muncie. 344 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in cream and sage green cloth, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 38671
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  • Lipman, Eugene J. and Albert Vorspan, editors.
    A TALE OF TEN CITIES: The Triple Ghetto in American Religious Life.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations. (1962.) dj. Hardcover - A look at "the ways in which Protestants, Catholics, and Jews are relating to one another (or failing to relate) in ten American cities" - including Boston (conflict on the Charles), Nashville (Athens with an Achilles heel), Cleveland (city without Jews), Philadelphia, Minneapolis and St Paul, Plainview on Long Island, Los Angeles, New York City and Muncie. 344 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good+ dust jacket. (1 closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 36661
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  • WHAT CAN A MAN DO? A Selection of His Most Challenging Writings. by Mayer, Milton (edited by W. Eric Gustafson)
    Mayer, Milton (edited by W. Eric Gustafson)
    WHAT CAN A MAN DO? A Selection of His Most Challenging Writings.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1964.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes "some of Mayer's best articles contributed in the last three decades to Harper's, Saturday Evening Post, as well as a few unpublished writings. Commentaries on education, race, peace and war, government, biographical sketches." Mayer, an avowed pacificist came to national attention when his article "I Think I'll Sit This One Out" appeared in the Saturday Evening Post at the beginning of World War II, during which he was a conscientious objector. After the war, he was the author of the memorable book "They Thought They Were Free" about the rise of Nazism in Germany. Edited by W. Eric Gustafson, with a foreword by Pastor Martin Niemoller. 310 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tears and edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 43281
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  • LIGHT IN THE SHADOWS. by Milman, Barbara.
    Milman, Barbara.
    LIGHT IN THE SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David Publishers, (1997). First edition - A book which tells the story of five who survived the Holocaust in both stark images and words, a book which is "both tragic and life-affirming." Large format. 85 pp. ISBN: 0-824604016.

    Condition: Very good (corners bumped)

    Book ID: 66781
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