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978-1-56512-513-1 / 1565125134

Outwitting History

by Lansky, Aaron

Publisher:Algonquin

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In 1980, a twenty-three-year-old student named Aaron Lansky set out to rescue the worlds abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. Twenty-five years and one and a half million books later, hes still in the midst of a great adventure. Filled with poignant and often laugh-out-loud tales from Lanskys travels across the country as he collected books from older Jewish immigrantsbooks their own children had no use forOutwitting History also explores brilliant Yiddish writers and enables us to see how an almost-lost culture is the bridge between the Old World and the future.

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