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Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
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Houdini The Elusive American
ISBN: HB: 9780300230796, Yale University Press, May 2020
232 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, "The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American"...
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Moses A Human Life
ISBN: PB: 9780300251883, ISBN: HB: 9780300209624, Yale University Press, May 2020
240 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar. No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many...
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Theodor Herzl The Charismatic Leader
ISBN: HB: 9780300180404, Yale University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The life of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) was as puzzling as it was brief. How did this cosmopolitan and assimilated European Jew become the leader of the Zionist movement? How could he be both an artist and a statesman, a rationalist and an aesthete, a...
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Ben Hecht Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
ISBN: PB: 9780300251814, ISBN: HB: 9780300180428, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm
He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter". Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today". Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts – including "Scarfac...
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Irving Berlin New York Genius
ISBN: HB: 9780300180480, Yale University Press, January 2020
424 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called – by George Gershwin, among others – the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music", legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American musi...
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Rav Kook Everything is Rising
ISBN: PB: 9780300248579, ISBN: HB: 9780300164244, Yale University Press, January 2020
288 pp., 21x14.6 cm
Rav Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) was one of the most influential – and controversial – rabbis of the twentieth century. A maverick thinker, he combined strict traditionalism with an embrace of modernity and its heresies, Orthodoxy and tolerance, sc...
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Harvey Milk His Lives and Death
ISBN: PB: 9780300248555, ISBN: HB: 9780300222616, Yale University Press, November 2019
304 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 15 black&white illus.
Harvey Milk – eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck – was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the a...
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Karl Marx Philosophy and Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780300211702, Yale University Press, September 2019
240 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) – philosopher, historian, sociologist, economist, current affairs journalist, and editor – was one of the most influential and revolutionary thinkers of modern history, but he is rarely thought of as a Jewish thinker, and his Je...
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Einstein His Space and Times
ISBN: PB: 9780300244373, ISBN: HB: 9780300196719, Yale University Press, May 2019
208 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times...
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