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Outwitting History

The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

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Recipient of the MacArthur "genius" fellowship and founder of the National Yiddish Book Center, Lansky recounts his efforts to rescue the world's abandoned Yiddish-language books before they pass out of existence. Outwitting History follows Lansky's far-flung travels and features the engaging men and women he meets along the way. "Lansky's account of salvaging books is both hilarious and moving, filled with Jewish humor... and touching accounts of what were once thriving Jewish communities in Europe." - Publishers Weekly, starred review


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