Jews, God, and History

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, May 1, 2004 - Fiction - 592 pages
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How have the Jews survived through so many millennia while other civilizations have declined and perished? What qualities mark the cultures that produced Moses, Christ, Spinoza, Marx, Freud, and Einstein/ From ancient Palestine through Europe and Asia, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth. This is a tale of a people escaping annihilation, fighting, falling back, advancing-a lively and fascinating look at how the Jews have contributed to humankind's spiritual and intellectual heritage in remarkable ways, and across a remarkable span of history.
'More interesting than the facts Dimont has collected . . . is the fascinating reasoning of a bright and unorthodox mind.' San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle
'A book of life and hope. There are few greater documents to the vitality and perseverance of man than this history of the Jews.' St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

VERY interesting, not only due to its (at times questionably) factual content but for its datedness and bizarre editorial quality as well. This is great for learning a vast amount of the Jewish ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Wolfe - Goodreads

For such a grand topic that spans 4000 years, it was a little dry. However, there were many excellent parts. I found the parts about Rome, the Holocaust and the creation of modern Israel very interesting. Dimont's chapter on the Holocaust should be required reading for all students. Read full review

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Max I. Dimont, author of The Indestructible Jews, The Jews in America, The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People, and Appointment in Jerusalem, was born in Helsinki, Finland, and came to the United States in 1930. He taught himself English by reading Shakespeare's plays, the Bible, and American plays translated into Finnish. After serving in intelligence with the U.S. Army during World War II, he worked in public relations and employee relations for Edison Brothers Stores in St. Louis. Following the first publication of the bestselling Jews, God and History, he lectured extensively on Jewish history throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, and Finland until his death in 1992.

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