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Written by the Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science and Con-
stitutional Law at the University of Jerusalem, this is a realistic study of
the experience of six new states: India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, the
Philippines and Israel.
A
m e r y
,
t h e
R
t
. H
o n
.
L.S. My political life: vol. I l l : the period 1929-1940.
London, Hutchinsons, 1955.
A valuable contribution to contemporary history, with chapters on Palestine
and the fortunes of the Jewish National Home, by an active and unwavering
friend of Jewry and Zionism for over 30 years.
A
sch
, S
h o l em
.
Three cities. London, Macdonald, 1955.
Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir. A new edition of a famous novel,
first published in 1930, of Jewish life in St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow.
B
e n t w i c h
, N
o r m a n
.
Israel and her neighbours. London, Rider, 1955.
A short historical geography. “The latest book by Israel’s most indefatigable
chronicler.” (Hon. Edwin Samuel).
B
o rw i c z
, M
i c h e l
,
ed. A thousand years of Jewish life in Poland. Paris, Centre
d’Etudes Historiques, 1955.
4,000 pictures of Jewish life, leaders and institutions in mediaeval and
modern times. Captions, titles and narratives in six languages: Hebrew,
Yiddish, English, Polish, French and Spanish.
Catalogue of the tercentenary exhibition of Anglo-Jewish art and history. London,
East and West Library, for the Tercentenary Council, 1956.
An unusual catalogue of an unusual exhibition, beautifully printed and
produced. A pageant of the three hundred years of religious and social life
of Anglo-Jewry.
D
aiches
, S
amuel
. Essays and addresses. Edited by Maurice Simon and Isaac
Levy. London, Samuel Daiches Memorial Volume Committee, 1955.
A fitting tribute to a beloved scholar and teacher in Anglo-Jewry who, for
nearly forty years, inspired generations of students at Jews’ College with a
love of Jewish learning and loyalty. A memoir by Dr. George J. Webber.
E
p s t e i n
:
an autobiography. London, Hutton Press, 1955.
An extended version of “Let There be Sculpture.” The life of a sculptor
who, “without compromise of his art, has achieved the summit of success.”
Includes stories of his early days in the Jewish quarter of New York and
anecdotes of famous Jews who have sat for him.
F
i s h m a n
, I
s i d o r e
.
Gateway to the Mishnah. London, Jack Mazin, 1955.
An anthology of well chosen passages, each self-contained, rendered into
simple English with explanatory notes. A book for every Jewish home.
F
o r d
, D
o n a l d
.
Wise man make answer. London, Constable, 1955.
A fantasy of life in South Wales, with the picture of a Jew who combines
the qualities of Shylock and Fagan.
F
r i s c hw a s s e r
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a
a n a n
,
H.
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Frontiers of a nation. London, Batchworth Press,
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A monograph on the frontiers of mandatory Palestine, with the historical
background. Based upon British, French, German and Russian diplomatic
documents and material from Zionist archives.
G
olding
, L
ouis
. Goodbye to Ithaca. London, Hutchinson,
1955.
A travelogue in the footsteps of Odysseus, beginning in 1916 (by troopship
to Salonica) and culminating in the final voyage in 1953 — the lifelong ambi-
tion to visit Ithaca. The Homeric tale is linked with the author’s own adven-
tures. Contains a theory of the origin of the Jews in the Land of Djerba (off
Tunis), as the descendants of “The Lotus-Eaters.”
G
ol l a n c z
, V
i c t o r
.
From darkness to light. London, Gollancz, 1956.
Leaves of an autobiography, in the form of a spiritual anthology — to be
read as a narrative — culled from prolific reading in the Indian mystics, Greek
philosophers, Church Fathers, and the Bible, Philo, Midrash, Zohar and
Hasidic sources.
H
a r r i s o n
,
R. K. Teach yourself Hebrew. London, English Universities Press,
1955.
A volume on classical Hebrew for theological scholars, containing a useful
vocabulary, exercises and tables of irregular verbs.