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Outwitting History : The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books - Aaron Lansky

Outwitting History

The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

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Published: 2nd September 2005
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In 1980, a twenty-three-year-old student named Aaron Lansky set out to rescue the world's abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. Twenty-five years and one and a half million books later, he's still in the midst of a great adventure. Filled with poignant and often laugh-out-loud tales from Lansky's travels across the country as he collected books from older Jewish immigrants-books their own children had no use for-Outwitting 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.

"A marvelous yarn, loaded with near-calamitous adventures and characters as memorable as Singer creations." --New York Post "What began as a quixotic journey was also a picaresque romp, a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world." --"The Boston Globe" " What began as a quixotic journey was also a picaresque romp, a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world." -- "The Boston Globe" " A marvelous yarn, loaded with near-calamitous adventures and characters as memorable as Singer creations." -- "New York Post"

ISBN: 9781565125131
ISBN-10: 1565125134
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 2nd September 2005
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36