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Outwitting History (Large Print)
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Author: Aaron Lansky
As a twenty-three-year-old graduate student, Aaron Lansky set out to save the world's abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. Today, twenty-five years and one and a half million books later, he has accomplished what has been called "the greatest cultural rescue effort in Jewish history." In "Outwitting History," L...  more »
ISBN: 56210
Pages: 316
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Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Book Type: Paperback
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To put it simply, Outwitting History is Lansky's love letter to books, specifically Yiddish books. But it is more than that; it is his love letter to a culture and a language that, in its original form, is disappearing before his eyes.

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A very revealing history of those who held the Yiddish books dear and it instilled in me the importance of the old world.