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The Chasam Sofer by Yaacov Dovid Shulman
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Apr 27, 11

bookshelves: history, non-fiction, jewish, torah, biography
Read from April 21 to 27, 2011

As you may recall, I recently read another biography of the Chasam Sofer, The Light from the West, and in my review, I said that it read like a novel. This one was only sometimes novel-like, but on the other hand, it seemed more detailed and well-researched. I'm glad I read the books in the order I did. The Light was the lighter read, which gave me general background. This book, which corroborated much of what I read in the former, deepened that knowledge. Now I hope I can get hold of one of this author's sources: a translation of the actual diary the Chasam Sofer kept during the Napoleonic wars. I have a feeling it won't be easy.
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