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

Author(s): Aaron Lansky


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.

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General Fields

  • : 9781565125131
  • : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • : July 2005
  • : 213mm X 141mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 316
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Aaron Lansky