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New York: W. W, Norton and Company, 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 384,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Some page color variation noted at fore-edge. Arthur Allen (born 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American author and journalist. Allen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 with an AB in development studies. Since 1995, Allen has mainly written about biology and medicine. He became a freelance writer in 1996, writing articles for a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, Mother Jones, and Redbook. In 2007, his book Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver was published by W. W. Norton. Additional books he has written include Ripe: The Search For The Perfect Tomato (2011), and The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl (2014). In 2014, Allen joined the Staff of Politico as eHealth editor, writing and editing stories about heath IT. In March 2020 he left Politico and became an editor at Kaiser Health News. Rudolf Stefan Jan Weigl (2 September 1883 – 11 August 1957) was a Polish biologist, physician and inventor, known for creating the first effective vaccine against epidemic typhus. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine each year between 1930 and 1934, and from 1936 to 1939. Weigl worked during the Holocaust to save the lives of countless Jews by developing the vaccine for typhus and providing shelter to protect those suffering under the Nazis in occupied Poland. For his contributions, he was named a Righteous Among the Nations in 2003.
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, N.Y. Franklin Watts, 1982. Later printing. Trade paperback. 398 pages. Some ink underlining and marks noted. Includes List of Maps and Charts; List of Tables; and Preface. Also includes chapters on Who Are the Jews?; Liberalism, Emancipation, and Antisemitism; World War I and Its Aftermath; The Weimar Republic; The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, 1933-1938; German Jewry in the Prewar Era, 1933-1938; Poland--The Siege Begins; Life in the Ghettoes; The "Final Solution"; West European Jewry, 1940-1944; Resistance; Rescue; The Last Years of the Holocaust, 1943-1945; Aftermath and Revival; Appendix: Himmler's "Reflections on the Treatment of Peoples of Alien Races in the East". Includes 18 black and white maps and charts, and 14 black and white tables. Also includes Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Yehuda Bauer (born April 6, 1926) is an Israeli historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He is a professor of Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Bauer at sixteen, inspired by his history teacher, Rachel Krulik, he decided to dedicate himself to studying history. Upon completing high school, he joined the Palmach. He attended Cardiff University in Wales on a British scholarship, interrupting his studies to fight in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, after which he completed his degree. Bauer returned to Israel and began his graduate work in history at the Hebrew University. He received his doctorate in 1960 for a thesis on the British Mandate of Palestine. The following year, he began teaching at the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University. He was the founding editor of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
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. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm. x, 326 pages. Illustrations (with 16 pages of plates). Note on Sources. Slight soiling to DJ. The author is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter. Story of three soldiers who served in a Jewish fighting force against the Nazis in the autumn of 1944. Howard Blum (born 1948) is an American author and journalist. 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. In 1986, Blum began working as a reporter for the New York Times, where he earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Since 1994, Blum has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Several of his books were non-fiction bestsellers, including Gangland, Wanted, The Gold of Exodus, and The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and WWII. Additionally, a number of his works have been optioned for film. Miramax Films is in the process of making The Brigade into a major motion picture.
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.