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New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. , 137,  pages. Compliments slip from publisher laid in. Aharon Appelfeld,; born Ervin Appelfeld, February 16, 1932) is an Israeli novelist. Ervin Appelfeld was born in Jadova Commune in the Kingdom of Romania, now Ukraine. In 1941, when he was nine years old, the Romanian Army retook his hometown after a year of Soviet occupation and his mother was murdered. Appelfeld was deported with his father to a Nazi concentration camp in Romanian-controlled Transnistria. He escaped and hid for three years before joining the Soviet army as a cook. After world War II, Appelfeld spent several months in a displaced persons camp in Italy before immigrating to Palestine in 1946, two years before Israel's independence. He was reunited with his father after finding his name on a Jewish Agency list. The father had been sent to a ma'abara (refugee camp) in Be'er Tuvia. The reunion was so emotional that Appelfeld has never been able to write about it. In Israel, Appelfeld made up for his lack of formal schooling and learned Hebrew, the language in which he began to write. His first literary efforts were short stories, but gradually he progressed to novels. He completed his studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, In 2007, Appelfeld's Badenheim 1939 was adapted for the stage and performed at the Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem.
New York: Times Books [Random House], 1997. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. xviii, 810,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Very slight wear to DJ edges. Anthony Bianco is a senior writer at Business Week. He is the author of two books, The Reichmanns: Family, Faith, Fortune and the Empire of the Olympia & York and Rainmaker: The Saga of Jeff Beck, Wall Street's Mad Dog. He lives in New York City. The Reichmanns of Toronto were one of the ten wealthiest families in the world; they lost their wealth when Paul Reichmann risked everything on a property development project on London's East End which imploded, leading to the loss of ten billion dollars. The family straddled the disparate worlds of casino capitalism and Jewish fundamentalism. The commercial empire built by the Reichmanns was one of the greatest the world has ever seen. Their stunning rise and their tremendous fall is one of the great stories of our century, all the more astounding because they have been and remain ultra-Orthodox. Business Week reporter Anthony Bianco expertly balances the Reichmanns' business dealings with a penetrating look at the hidden world of ultra-Orthodoxy. He has obtained exclusive and unprecedented interviews with all of the major family members. Their story is both a thrilling business narrative and an engrossing investigation of the intersection of values, tradition, and commerce.
New York: The Rutledge Press, 1981. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is 9.25 inches by 12.25 inches. 272 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Endpaper map. Historical Introduction by Henry Friedlander. Preface by Irving Home. Abbreviations. Artists Biographies. Sources for Text Quotations. Museums and Memorials. Bibliography. DJ has slight wear, soiling and is price clipped. Over 350 artworks created in ghettos, concentration camps, and in hiding by victims of the Nazis. The artists worked in various media -- watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen and ink, wood, pencil. They worked on whatever materials were available -- the finest canvas, artist's paper or the backs of work orders and scraps rescued from trash barrels. They created in compliance with Nazi orders as well as clandestinely, at great risk to their lives. The more than 30, 000 works that survive represent hundreds of artists. It is an incredible collection, whose power is undeniable and whose overall impression is one of beauty. Includes reproductions of more than 350 of these works, over 60 in color.
New York: HarperCollins, 2001. Believed to be a book club edition but marked First Edition. Second Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm. x, 326 pages. Illustrations (with 16 pages of plates). Note on sources. DJ has no price information. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Howard Blum (born 1948) is an American author and journalist. In 1986, Blum began working as a reporter for the New York Times, where he earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Formerly a reporter for The Village Voice and The New York Times, Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of several non-fiction books, including the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning, and The Brigade. It has been reported that Miramax Films is in the process of making The Brigade into a major motion picture.