Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky is a non-fiction book about saving a culture. It was sad to read about all the abondandoned books nobody wanted, but a great pleasure to read about the trials of trying to save these books.
- 328 pages
- Publisher: Algonquin Books; First Paperback Edit edition (September 2, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1565125134
My rating for Outwitting History – 5
I love books about books. This book is the last present I bought my grandfather before he died. I walked into a small bookstore and the owner recommended it to me (you simply cannot get this kind of service from the major book chains). I must have read half the book in a day, before I sent it to him, and got to finish it only after he passed away.
I’m glad I bought this book, he loved it and so did I.
The book tells the story of a graduate student trying to rescue Yiddish books from elimination, and all the characters he meets along the way. The book is easy to read, funny, inspiring, well writing and a page turner. A story of how one man’s passion triumph over the odds.
You can visit the Yiddish Book Center at their website, take a tour and even order customized books.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I bought this book.
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