A new intellectual portrait of a prominent twentieth-century philosopher
The life and intellectual evolution of Hans Kohn, a pioneer of nationalism studies
The only biography in English of the founder of the Chabad movement in Hasidism
A provocative and disquieting portrait of Bible scholar and founder of modern German antisemitism Paul de Lagarde
A memoir by a highly respected historian and political commentator
Walter Laqueur has been writing and teaching for over six decades, primarily in the fields of 20th-century history and politics. In this engaging memoir, Laqueur focuses on the political and historical events that have shaped his thinking and inspired his intellectual work.
“By uncovering the European roots of this central, widely read and much translated Israeli author, Gold opens the way for other similar studies of the European background of Israeli writing. Her book will be indispensable for all future studies of Amichai's poetry.” —Arnold Band, Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California at Los Angeles
Because Jonas’s life spanned the entire twentieth century, this memoir provides nuanced pictures of German Jewry during the Weimar Republic, of German Zionism, of the Jewish emigrants in Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s, and of German Jewish émigré intellectuals in New York. In addition, Jonas outlines the development of his work, beginning with his studies under Husserl and Heidegger and extending through his later metaphysical speculations about “God after Auschwitz.
An analysis of the Jewish background of an eminent philosopher
“With a graceful weave of biography, historical context and philosophical analysis, Eugene Sheppard presents an intellectual portrait of Leo Strauss that boldly challenges the clichés that becloud his legacy.” — Paul Mendes-Flohr, University of Chicago
“Deeply researched and thoroughly original, this remarkable study encourages new ways of thinking about Jewish artists and their place in the emergence of modern culture.” —Richard I. Cohen, author of “Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe”
Schwartz organizes his book around three of Appelfeld’s major themes: the recovery of childhood and memory, the creation of place and the religious stance of the Holocaust writer. He develops a new perspective not only on Appelfeld’s work, but on Holocaust literature itself.
“The life recorded here is unique, and yet reflects the most dramatic generation in the history of the Jewish people. The writing is delicate, humoristic and tragic, and always compelling.” —Amos Oz
“In this delightful memoir Jacob Katz appears as a wise, sensitive writer, very skillfully describing, analyzing and reflecting upon the most significant happenings of his long, interesting, and creative life.” —Isadore Twersky
“A superb piece of detective work and an exciting real-life spy drama.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Drawing upon previously untapped primary sources… the author conclusively counters efforts to portray the Holocaust as unpremeditated, the result of bureaucratic improvisation under wartime constraints.
Richard Wagner’s antisemitism considered in the context of his time, place, and aspirations rather than in relation to his later appropriation by the Nazis