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Jacques Schiffrin
  • Language: en

Jacques Schiffrin

Jacques Schiffrin changed the face of publishing in the twentieth century. As the founder of Les Éditions de la Pléiade in Paris and cofounder of Pantheon Books in New York, he helped define a lasting canon of Western literature while also promoting new authors who shaped transatlantic intellectual life. In this first biography of Schiffrin, Amos Reichman tells the poignant story of a remarkable publisher and his dramatic travails across two continents. Just as he influenced the literary trajectory of the twentieth century, Schiffrin’s life was affected by its tumultuous events. Born in Baku in 1892, he fled after the Bolsheviks came to power, eventually settling in Paris, where he found...

The Unwanted
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

The Unwanted

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-04-02
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  • Publisher: Knopf

Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a riveting story of Jewish families seeking to escape Nazi Germany In 1938, on the eve of World War II, the American journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote that "a piece of paper with a stamp on it" was "the difference between life and death." The Unwanted is the intimate account of a small village on the edge of the Black Forest whose Jewish families desperately pursued American visas to flee the Nazis. Battling formidable bureaucratic obstacles, some make it to the United States while others are unable to obtain the necessary documents. Some are murdered in Auschwitz, their applications for American visas still "pending....

Jerusalem 1900
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Jerusalem 1900

Elected Council Members: Citizens, City Dwellers, and Property Owners -- Yussuf Ziya al-Khalidi, the Founding Mayor -- At the Heart of Municipal Action: The Defense of Public Space -- Urbanites All? Public Health, Leisure, and Municipal Finances -- 6. The Wild Revolutionary Days of 1908 -- What Time Was It in Jerusalem? -- The Wild Days of August 1908: Jerusalem's Forgotten Revolution -- Unexpected Fracture Lines -- New Vectors of Lively Public Opinion -- Underneath Communities, Classes? -- 7. Intersecting Identities -- Albert Antébi, Levantine Urbanite -- An "Arab Awakening" in the Chaos of Battle -- Jerusalem and the Parochialism of the "People of the Holy Land" -- Jerusalem, the Thrice-Holy City, and the Municipium -- Conclusion: The Bifurcation of Time -- The Bird People -- Ben-Yehuda, the Outsider -- Toward a Shared History -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Escape from Vichy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Escape from Vichy

Early in World War II, thousands of refugees traveled from France to Vichy-controlled Martinique, en route to safer shores in North, Central, and South America. While awaiting transfer, the exiles formed influential ties--with one another and with local black dissidents. As Eric T. Jennings shows, what began as expulsion became a kind of rescue.

A Political Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

A Political Education

“Schiffrin evokes the bittersweet tang of émigré life in New York.” —The New York Times Book Review André Schiffrin was born the son of one of France’s most esteemed publishers, in a world peopled by some of the day’s leading writers and intellectuals, such as André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. But this world was torn apart when the Nazis marched into Paris on young André’s fifth birthday. Beginning with the family’s dramatic escape to Casablanca—thanks to the help of the legendary Varian Fry—and eventually New York, A Political Education recounts the surprising twists and turns of a life that saw Schiffrin become, himself, one of the world’...

Randomized Algorithms
  • Language: en

Randomized Algorithms

For many applications a randomized algorithm is either the simplest algorithm available, or the fastest, or both. This tutorial presents the basic concepts in the design and analysis of randomized algorithms. The first part of the book presents tools from probability theory and probabilistic analysis that are recurrent in algorithmic applications. Algorithmic examples are given to illustrate the use of each tool in a concrete setting. In the second part of the book, each of the seven chapters focuses on one important area of application of randomized algorithms: data structures; geometric algorithms; graph algorithms; number theory; enumeration; parallel algorithms; and on-line algorithms. A comprehensive and representative selection of the algorithms in these areas is also given. This book should prove invaluable as a reference for researchers and professional programmers, as well as for students.

The Némirovsky Question
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Némirovsky Question

A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career as a novelist in the 1930s, only to have her life cut short: a “foreign Jew” in France, she was deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. But her two young daughters survived, and as adults they brought their mother back to life. In 2004, Suite française, Némirovsky’s posthumous novel, became an international best seller; some critics, however, condemned her as a “self-hating Jew” whose earlier works were rife with anti-Semitic stereotypes. Informed by personal interviews with Némirovsky’s descendants and others, as well as by extensive archival research, this wide-ranging intellectual biography situates Némirovsky in the literary and political climate of interwar France and recounts, for the first time, the postwar lives of her daughters. Némirovsky's Jewish works, Suleiman argues, should be read as explorations of the conflicted identities that shaped the lives of secular Jews in twentieth-century Europe and beyond.

Mommy IQ
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Mommy IQ

Mommy IQ is the ultimate girlfriend’s guide to pregnancy. Rosie Pope—maternity fashion designer, pregnancy guru, and star of the hit TV show Pregnant in Heels on Bravo—leads expectant mothers through the ups and downs of pregnancy with her trademark humor and down-to-earth charm, tackling difficult issues with refreshing candor while offering useful information about medical support. The founder of MomPrep—a prenatal and postpartum education center—Rosie makes the journey to motherhood even more memorable with friendly advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and heartfelt, “been-there” insights. Mommy IQ is a must-own handbook for moms-to-be, young moms, and the families of expectant moms.

Successes, Limitations, and Frontiers in Ecosystem Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 499

Successes, Limitations, and Frontiers in Ecosystem Science

Ecosystem research has emerged in recent decades as a vital, successful, and sometimes controversial approach to environmental science. This book emphasizes the idea that much of the progress in ecosystem research has been driven by the emergence of new environmental problems that could not be addressed by existing approaches. By focusing on successes and limitations of ecosystems studies, the book explores avenues for future ecosystem-level research.

Sports Medicine for the Emergency Physician
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 408

Sports Medicine for the Emergency Physician

This sports medicine handbook is the only resource of its kind, created specifically for the emergency medicine provider.