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The Pity of it All: A Portrait of Jews in Germany 1743-1933 Paperback – 12 Jan 2004

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (12 Jan. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140283943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140283945
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 269,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Brilliant, far-reaching, passionate. . .sweeping and marvelously detailed. . .finely, intimately, movingly drawn. . . a book for the ages." --"The New York Times" "[Elon] is a master of the telling anecdote. . ..One should be grateful for what Elon has done." --"Los Angeles Times" "A work packed with beautifully sketched portraits, and constructed with a practiced eye for memorable, well-executed anecdotes." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Impressive. . .Could hardly be improved upon." --"The New York Review of Books" "If there is one book Americans should read this winter, it is Amos Elon's "The Pity of It All--"a meticulous and wrenching history of a people in a place at a moment in time that bears urgently upon our own." --Joan Didion, author of "Political Fictions"

About the Author

Amos Elon is the author of eight widely praised books, including A Blood-Dimmed Tide, Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild and the New York Times bestseller Israelis: Founders and Sons. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and the New York Review of Books, he divides his time between Jerusalem and Tuscany.


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