Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a man who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books [Audiobook] download free by Aaron Lansky

Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a man who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books Audiobook download free by Aaron Lansky
  • Listen audiobook: Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a man who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
  • Author: Aaron Lansky
  • Release date: 2005/3/3
  • Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9781565125131
  • Rating: 9.36 of 10
  • Votes: 723
  • Review by: Bexley Martino
  • Review rating: 7.95 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/9
  • Duration: 3H52M35S in 256 kbps (63.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-24
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, FLAC, MPC, MPEG4, AAC, MPEG-4 DST, WAV, WMA (compression ACE, AZW3, ALZ, TZ, IMG, ZIP, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 316
  • Includes a PDF summary of 35 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 25M5S (7 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 'Incredible . . . Inspiring . . . Important.' -Library Journal, starred review 'A marvelous yarn, loaded with near-calamitous adventures and characters as memorable as Singer creations.' -The New York Post 'What began as a quixotic journey was also a picaresque romp, a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world.' -The Boston Globe 'Every now and again a book with near-universal appeal comes along: Outwitting History is just such a book.' -The Sunday Oregonian As a twenty-three-year-old graduate student, Aaron Lansky set out to save the world's abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. Today, more than a million books later, he has accomplished what has been called 'the greatest cultural rescue effort in Jewish history.' In Outwitting History, Lansky shares his adventures as well as the poignant and often laugh-out-loud stories he heard as he traveled the country collecting books. Introducing us to a dazzling array of writers, he shows us how an almost-lost culture is the bridge between the old world and the future-and how the written word can unite everyone who believes in the power of great literature.A Library Journal Best Book A Massachusetts Book Award Winner in Nonfiction An ALA Notable Book
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Language Teaching & Learning Material & Coursework, Jewish Studies, Literature: History & Criticism, Antiques & Collectables: Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera & Printed Matter, Social & Cultural History
  • Download servers: Uploaded, JustBeamit, iDope, BitShare, Torrent, Dropbox, 4Shared. Compressed in ACE, AZW3, ALZ, TZ, IMG, ZIP, RAR
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.63 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x208x25mm
  • Weight: 363g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: United States

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