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Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2014
From the author of Jews, God, and History: An overview of Judaism in the United States from colonial times to twentieth-century Zionism.
Beginning with the Sephardim who first reached the shores of America in the 1600s, this fascinating book by historian Max Dimont traces the journey of the Jews in the United States. It follows the various waves of immigration that brought people and families from Germany, Russia, and beyond; recounts the cultural achievements of those who escaped oppression in their native lands; and discusses the movement away from Orthodoxy and the attitudes of American Jewsboth religious and seculartoward Israel.
From the author of Jews, God, and History, which has sold more than one million copies and was called "unquestionably the best popular history of the Jews written in the English language" by the LosAngeles Times, this is a compelling account by an author who was himself an immigrant, raised in Helsinki, Finland, before arriving at Ellis Island in 1929 and going on to serve in army intelligence in World War II.
Max I. Dimonts Jews, God, and History, with more than a million and a half copies in print, has been acclaimed the "best popular history of the Jews written in the English language." It answers the questions of the layman searching for an interpretation and understanding of events and facts covering four thousand years of Jewish and world history. The authors unique approach to his subject is continued in The Indestructible Jews, The Jews in America, and The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People. His last book, Appointment in Jerusalem, was published, after twenty years of research, shortly before his death in 1992.
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