Gentleman's Agreement

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Open Road Media, Dec 27, 2011 - Fiction - 278 pages
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A landmark novel that ranked #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for five months straight, Gentleman’s Agreement speaks to the pervasive nature of prejudice after World War II—an issue just as relevant today as when the book was first published
Journalist Philip Green has just moved to New York City from California when the Third Reich falls. To mark this moment in history, his editor at Smith’s Weekly Magazine assigns Phil a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. In order to experience anti-Semitism firsthand, Phil, a Christian, decides to pose as a Jew. What he discovers about the rampant bigotry in America will change him forever.

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

On Apr 25, 1947, I said:"Tonight started Gentlemen's Agreement, a story of a man who pretends to be a Jew in order to write on anti-Semitism. Poor start, and other things are not so good, but this ... Read full review

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Summary Well known journalist Phil Green moves to New York City with his young son Tom and elderly mother. For his first assignment, he's asked by his editor to begin an in depth series of articles on ... Read full review


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Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen

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Laura Z. Hobson (1900–1986) was an American novelist and short story writer. The daughter of Jewish immigrants, she is best known for her novels Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), which deals with anti-Semitism in postwar America, and Consenting Adult (1975), about a mother coming to terms with her son’s homosexuality, which was based upon her experiences with her own son. Hobson died in New York City in 1986.

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