“a brilliant book, one that lays out several gripping mysteries and reveals how the personal is very much political, all wrapped in a compelling narrative that will keep readers turning the
Within an overall historical event are the individual stories.
We’ve all, at some point, had this experience: tidying up, digging around, cleaning out the drawers, or fussing about the attic, we find . . .
“It took Europe arguably two generations to fully face up to its shameful Holocaust past.
Auschwitz, Buckenwald, Bergen-Belsen: the names are familiar to readers who have taken an interest in the German concentration camps that operated from the mid-1930s until 1945, when Russian soldie
“Justice, even decades later, should send a message that these are crimes for which atonement must be paid in full.”
“Bernice Lerner has provided us the opportunity to see what results when one woman’s will to survive and one man’s humanity are combined.”
Although this is an English language reprint of a memoir originally published in 1946, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising that it still has considerable relevance as a first-pers
“brilliant . . . an important addition with its focus on the lives of women and its unbearably vivid details.”
“Only a spiritual and moral awakening can save humanity from destroying itself as an outcome of prejudice and bigotry.”
“if we are to judge those who collaborated with Nazis, we must deliberate upon their dilemmas in order to deepen our own definition and sense of humanity.”
“This journal is my life, my companion and my confidant. Without it, I would be lost. In it, I pour out all my heart’s feelings, until I feel somewhat relieved.
“The Unwanted reads like a combination family history and national tragedy on two continents.
This book can be treasured by history buffs for its fascinating facts and the author’s graceful and engaging style.
In the 2018 edition of Hezbollah, first published in 2007, Boston University professor Augustus Richard Norton adds new chapters on the complex dynamics of the Syrian war involving the Uni
What if a dismembered corpse was discovered underneath your treasured family vacation home? How would you react?
“In spite of the tragedy and difficulty of reading about man’s inhumanity to man, this should be required reading for all . . .”
Many authors are currently interested in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.
“In Full Flight succeeds as a fascinating character study, a deep ethical quandary, and an engrossing story.”
“No American city was more important to Nazis than Los Angeles; home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world.
A funny thing one comes across when reading biographies about Russian revolutionaries is how bourgeois nearly all of their lives were.
“an exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.”
“Rajsfus implicitly warns us that there will be many fellow travelers who will follow Trump through the swamp in order to wreck the American experiment.”
“One of the greatest contributions of Judaism to the world is doing things for others. It is the reward of our lives.”—Viktor Frankel, Holocaust survivor, author
“Antisemitism did not bring Hitler to power; a pervasive national crisis and the machinations of self-interested conservative politicians did.”