The Amazing Adventures of A Man Who Rescued A Million Yiddish BooksBook - 2004 | 1st ed.
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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 002.075 L295
Characteristics: x, 316 p. ; 24 cm.