The Jews: Story of a People

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Dell Publishing Company, 1982 - History - 380 pages
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With extraordinary power and passion, master storyteller Howard Fast unearths the dry bones of the past and resurrects them for our times. In this thrilling and illuminating study of the history of the Jews, he takes readers from the nomadic life of the Beni Yisrael some 4,000 years ago to the triumphant creation of the Israel nation in 1948.

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If you want one book to see the entire history of the Jewish people, this is it. Well written and of manageable length this is your first step in exploring the Jews long and turbulant journey through history. Read full review

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Excellent, very accurate and easy to understand. A must read.


Part Three The Kings and the Prophets
Part Five Herod and Hillel
Part Six Jesus and Christianity

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About the author (1982)

Howard Fast was born on November 11, 1914 in Manhattan. At the age of 17, he sold his first story to Amazing Stories magazine. The next year he sold his first novel, Two Villages, to the Dial Press for a $100 advance. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books, including Conceived in Liberty, The Unvanquished, Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road, April Morning, The Immigrants, Second Generation, The Establishment, The Legacy, and Greenwich. He won the Stalin International Peace Prize in 1953. A member of the Communist party, he served three months in a federal prison in 1950 for refusing to testify about his political activity. Blacklisted as a result, he founded his own publishing house, Blue Heron Press, which released his novel Spartacus in 1951. In 1957, he wrote a book about his political experiences entitled The Naked God. He also wrote a series of detective stories under the name E. V. Cunningham. He died on March 12, 2003 at the age of 88.

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