A History of the Jews

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A classic study of the Jews by a best selling author. In this critically acclaimed book, Paul Johnson delves deep into the 4,000-year history of the Jews: a race of awe-inspiring endurance, steadfast homogeneity and loyalty and, above all, the belief that history has a purpose and humanity a destiny. With exacting precision and enthusiasm, Paul Johnson has mapped the lives of these people from their early ancestors in the House of David, through great periods of creativity and enterprise, alienation in the ghettos, Adolf ...

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parvus

Sep 17, 2008

Excellent Book

This is one of the finest shorter histories of the Jews I have read. As a Jew and as an Orthodox Jew I find that most histories leave something to be desired. Generally, they concentrate on persons or places but there is almost no feel or knowledge for that matter in regards to the Jewish religion. There is a Jewish religion. There are beliefs we have kept them for thousands of years. And Paul Johnson (not a Jew) has written a book that actually considers and appreciates that. What a wonderful thing. The book can either be a nice introduction to the subject or even a stand alone. It has that much information. I really recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the subject.

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