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  • Jagendorf, Siegfried (introduction and commentary by Aron Hirt-Manheimer.)
    JAGENDORF'S FOUNDRY: A Memoir of the Romanian Holocaust, 1941-1944.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author, then a 56 year old engineer, was among the Romanian Jews deported to the German-occupied Soviet territory of Moghilev. He set up a small task force to repair the city's iron-works (The Foundry), and then continued to devise new projects to keep the spared workers alive - eventually saving 15,000 lives. Written by Jagendorf before his death in the United States in 1970, but never published, this account is interspersed with commentaries with Hirt-Manheimer that expand and document this account. Photographs, sources, index. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-06-016106x.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear to front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 37444
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  • TALES OF AN ALL-NIGHT TOWN. by Schoen, Elin.
    Schoen, Elin.
    TALES OF AN ALL-NIGHT TOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a portrait of street life in the oldest all-black town in America, a small Illinois town on the Mississippi River, originally named Brooklyn and also renamed as Lovejoy after the abolitionist printer who was killed. This focuses on the story of James Bollinger, known as the dancer, both law enforcer and desperado who was shot to death on November 14, 1973, on the main street. This book is also a look at the early 70s, "when the empowering, hope-inducing vibes of the black pride movement could still mitigate, if not erase, the crushing effects of the poverty and racism that had not and still…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a portrait of street life in the oldest all-black town in America, a small Illinois town on the Mississippi River, originally named Brooklyn and also renamed as Lovejoy after the abolitionist printer who was killed. This focuses on the story of James Bollinger, known as the dancer, both law enforcer and desperado who was shot to death on November 14, 1973, on the main street. This book is also a look at the early 70s, "when the empowering, hope-inducing vibes of the black pride movement could still mitigate, if not erase, the crushing effects of the poverty and racism that had not and still has not been overcome." Cover praise from Truman Capote and Gordon Parks among others. Review copy with publisher's slip and author photograps laid in. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-151849935.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83444
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  • THE FIFTH SERVANT. by Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    THE FIFTH SERVANT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in 1592 in the Jewish ghetto in Prague, featuring Benyamin Ben-Akiva, a Talmudic scholar from Poland. INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- Who knows what I am talking about. Enjoy." 387 pp. ISBN: 9780061725371.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65094
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  • THE FIFTH SERVANT. by Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    THE FIFTH SERVANT.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2011). SIGNED - Mystery set in 1592 in the Jewish ghetto in Prague, featuring Benyamin Ben-Akiva, a Talmudic scholar from Poland. SIGNED on the title page. 398 pp. ISBN: 978-0061725388.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 60308
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  • THE FIFTH SERVANT. by Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    THE FIFTH SERVANT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in 1592 in the Jewish ghetto in Prague, featuring Benyamin Ben-Akiva, a Talmudic scholar from Poland. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780061725371.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a new copy but with a tiny tear at fold of dj flap.)

    Book ID: 60310
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  • THE FIFTH SERVANT. by Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    Wishnia, Kenneth J.
    THE FIFTH SERVANT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in 1592 in the Jewish ghetto in Prague, featuring Benyamin Ben-Akiva, a Talmudic scholar from Poland. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780061725371.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 62078
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