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New York, N.Y. American Association for a Democratic Germany, 1945. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. 15,  pages. Some discoloration and wear. RARE. Foreword by William Ernest Hocking, Alford Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. This pamphlet includes a brief chronological account of concentration camps in Germany from their inauguration in 1933 until the beginning of the war in 1939, based on contemporary records published in the democratic countries and available to the general public. William Ernest Hocking (August 10, 1873 – June 12, 1966) was an American idealist philosopher at Harvard University. He continued the work of his philosophical teacher Josiah Royce (the founder of American idealism) in revising idealism to integrate and fit into empiricism, naturalism and pragmatism. He said that metaphysics has to make inductions from experience: "That which does not work is not true." His 22 books included works on philosophy and human rights, freedom of the press, and human nature.
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: 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.