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Outwitting History by Aaron Lansky
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it was amazing
bookshelves: history, judaica, religion

Pick up this unassuming book about a nonprofit that rescues Yiddish books and you might think it would make a good article but not much of a book. Oh how wrong you would be. It's amazing. The author is a gifted writer with a wicked sense of humor. I'm not the type who usually busts out laughing while reading, but I did here, a couple dozen times. Had a few tears too. If you love books for their own sake, you'll love this particular one, even if you know nothing about Judaism or Yiddish culture. But if you do, then read it why don't you?
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January 23, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 24, 2014 – Shelved
January 24, 2014 – Shelved as: judaica
January 24, 2014 – Shelved as: history
January 24, 2014 – Shelved as: religion

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