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Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

Strangers in a strange land has been the universal theme of the Jewish story. Roger Cohen's 'A Girl from Human Street' provides an emotional account of his family's diasporic journey.

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Could It Happen in America? The Rise and Fall of Fritz Kuhn’s German-American Bund

Could America have become a Swastika nation in the '30s? Arnie Bernstein assembles a riveting in-depth portrayal of the rise and fall of Fritz Kuhn's German-American Bund.

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The Essays in 'Sex Scene' Are as Vivid and Provocative as One Would Hope

Sex Scene offers a new angle for examining the "longest revolution", and demonstrates the profound ability of the media to influence how we think, and what we think about.

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'The Ambiguity of Virtue' Is an Important Contribution to the Field of Holocaust Studies

Gertrude Van Tijn was a social worker who became a Jewish leader in Amsterdam and spent her life securing the emigration of Jewish refugees. Unlike Anne Frank, Van Tijn survived.

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Not All Werewolves Are Like "Twilight's" Jacob Black

The White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture gives you what you wish your teachers taught you in school: Werewolf History.

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One Must Remember the Past in Order to Rectify the Future

Jeffrey Stepakoff's The Melody of Secrets is a complex story of unrequited love, racial tensions, the space age, and the after-effects of World War II.

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First They Came for the Books and I Did Not Speak Out

American journalist Max Lerner claimed "to reject the word is to reject the human search." Under the Third Reich, the book industry faced its own destruction, leaving the people with empty words bursting with Nazi propaganda.

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How Can a Child Live Beyond the Reach of Societal Restrictions?

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son is witty, compassionate, sensitive, and deeply honest.

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'Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman'

Before Jerry Seinfeld spoke of shrinkage and Adam Sandler sang of Hanukkah, Allan Sherman sang about silly Jewish tales from deep in the heart of the suburbs to the absurdities of summer camps.

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