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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (614 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aaron Lansky Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 2/5/2014

    " I loved this book. It read like such a mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hannah | 1/19/2014

    " This is a pretty amazing story about the preservation of Yiddish books, but it drags at times. Still, if you have any interest in books or in Jewish heritage, I would highly recommend reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brenda | 1/15/2014

    " The parts about people just dumping books, etc saddened me. I had a hard time with all the yiddish words interspersed and the number of people mentioned. Interesting history. There was humor in the parts about the people feeding them when they came to pick up books and how it took so much longer than they expected. Overall, I did enjoy the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patricia | 1/15/2014

    " This is non-fiction at its best--an interesting story in the hands of a master story teller, solid writer, a sense of humanity toward his/her fellow beings, and impassioned disciple of his/her topic. "

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