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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (329 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max I. Dimont Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538462683
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Vitality floods its pages. Philosophers and kings, warriors and merchants, poets and financiers come alive as the story ranges across time and the globe. From ancient Palestine through Europe and the Orient, to America and modern Israel, Max Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the history of virtually every nation on earth.

Brilliantly narrated in a thousand and one episodes, this newly revised and updated edition tells the story of a people escaping annihilation and cultural death, fighting, falling back, advancing. Infused with an almost miraculous life force, they have survived the death of civilizations and have triumphantly contributed to man’s spiritual and intellectual heritage for some four thousand years.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unquestionably the best popular history of the Jews written in the English language.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Successfully captures the history of the Jewish experience. A useful addition to most collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “The author has turned four thousand years in the life of one people into a lively, canny, authoritative, brainy, and informative page-turner…[Anna Fields’] listener-friendly cadences express not only the sense of the lines but also the connections among ideas and the author’s underlying intelligence.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/18/2014

    " This history of the Jewish people is as full as the Torah itself. At all points, the text is rich, well researched and authentic. The theme of the diaspora and the analysis of the Jewish people as chosen and set apart strikes so true. Well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yousef Shaaban | 2/16/2014

    " very informative historical time line "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/11/2014

    " It's a little dry but very interesting. Helpful in understanding the history of Palestine, the middle east and the interrelatedness of the 3 major monotheistic religions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 1/30/2014

    " This book was very readable and really did a good job of capsulizing the history of the Jews. The more contemporary sections were extremely well written and managed to be an excellent and objective view of modern history. At times his broad generalizations bothered me, but for the most part I felt it was really worthwhile particularly when taken in context of the time it was written. Clearly Dimont was very forward thinking for his time and more open than most of his peers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 1/28/2014

    " gift from Mom to me and Andrew "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 1/27/2014

    " OK, let's be honest. This is a history book, so it isn't a light, easy read. But it is an incredibly interesting book. It sheds a whole new light on what I learned of Jewish history in Hebrew School while I was growing up. It turns out that Jews weren't the only group persecuted by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or the Roman Catholic Church. And, the Inquisition wasn't aimed so much at the Jewish people as it was at percieved Catholic heretics. There is much more to Jewish history between the end of the Golden Age and the 20th century than being locked into ghettos. If you want a different perspective on Jewish history, and don't mind reading a fairly densely written book, this one might just provide the new perspective you're looking for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/18/2014

    " The history of the Jews from the beginning of time until yesterday. An interesting take on why they're still around and other civilizations aren't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 1/17/2014

    " From ancient Palestine through Europe and Asia, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 1/17/2014

    " The most amazing book of Jewish History-my mind was blown. It is a very dense book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 12/19/2013

    " Interesting read. He had some out there ideas though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/3/2013

    " Here's a guy with zero academic credentials who wrote a pretty darn good history of the Jews from ancient times to modern. It has all the "greatest hits," more broad than deep. A good one to bring to shul on a Saturday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indah Amaritasari | 10/29/2013

    " A history of jew is basically a history of "God" and civilasation. 'God' in here meaning not as 'a real' but as 'concept'. In the 21th century the 'God' is what the book has told you about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TJ | 8/15/2013

    " Awesome history of the Jewish culture. Learned a lot and have new respect for accomplishments of Jewish culture. Highly recommend to anyone history in religion or history "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alwi | 9/22/2012

    " Valiant and provocative, but somehow careless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 adam | 6/4/2012

    " A little out-of-date (I think the initial pub date was in the 70's...), but completely engaging history of the Jewish tribe from Abraham onwards. 4000 years and counting! Pretty incredible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 4/13/2012

    " Max charms while he teaches. Great book on Judaism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lord Nouda | 2/28/2012

    " Extremely conceited and biased but it's quite insightful especially with regard to the Jewish mentality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 12/7/2011

    " I picked this book up while in Hawaii on the recommendation of Zachary. It is approx. 500 pages in very tiny print - a disability as I get older. So far (and you can see I haven't got far,) it is very readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 7/4/2011

    " jenn really recommends this book and i really recommend jenn! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/30/2011

    " The history of the Jews from the beginning of time until yesterday. An interesting take on why they're still around and other civilizations aren't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maeda | 1/7/2010

    " buat siapapun yg terlahir dg budaya dan keyanikan kristen... you must read this book.... excellent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 1/15/2009

    " I picked this book up while in Hawaii on the recommendation of Zachary. It is approx. 500 pages in very tiny print - a disability as I get older. So far (and you can see I haven't got far,) it is very readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 booklady | 6/10/2008

    " An excellent history of the Jewish people told from the Jewish perspective. Have read twice.

    First finished 15 March 1997

    Started second time: 7 April 2002 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/23/2008

    " jenn really recommends this book and i really recommend jenn! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 3/19/2008

    " gift from Mom to me and Andrew "

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About the Author

Max I. Dimont (1912–1992) was born in Helsinki, Finland, and came to the United States in 1930. He taught himself English by reading Shakespeare’s plays, the Bible, and American plays translated into Finnish. After serving in intelligence with the US Army during World War II, he worked in public relations and employee relations for Edison Brothers Stores in St. Louis. Following the first publication of the bestselling Jews, God, and History, he lectured extensively on Jewish history throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, and Finland until his death in 1992.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.