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B e d f o r d , S y b i l l e .
A legacy. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1957. 311 p.
A chronicle of the union of two families in the Germany of Bismarck and
William II: the Jewish Merzes from Berlin, extremely wealthy, whose daughter
marries a South German Baron von Felden, very French and very devout.
B l u m e n f e l d , D a v i d .
Greed for power. New York, Comet, 1956. 149 p.
Obsessed by a desire to gain fame and fortune at all costs, Jud Lyons, a
Russian-Jewish immigrant turned financier, sacrifices his ideals, principles and
even his self respect.
C h i d s e y , A l a n L a k e .
Abraham: father of nations. New York, Pageant, 1956.
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The heroic exploits of the warrior-prophet Abraham in molding a nation
dedicated to the idea and worship o f one God.
C o n s t a n t , P a u l .
Ephraim of Israel: the unknown apostle. New York, Philo­
sophical Library, 1956. 112 p.
A philosophical novel about the spiritual activity of an ancient Hebrew
D a v i s , S a u l .
The adventures of Shlomele. Illustrated by Forrest Jacobs. New
York, Yoseloff, 1956. 282 p.
One of the few books of fiction, dealing with the East European
written originally in English. It is the story o f Shlomele’s escapades in the
little town of Vaodarka, Russia.
d e R o p p , R o b e r t
S. I f I forget thee. New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1956. 345
p .
An historical novel about the revolt o f the Jews of Jerusalem against
Roman rule about 100 C. E. It is the love story o f Lucius Gimber, part Roman
and part Jewish, for Rebecca, the daughter of the high priest, Ananias.
F i n e g a n , J a c k .
Wanderer upon earth. New York, Harper, 1956. 253 p.
A tale of the amazing era when the world’s great religions were born; and
of a young man who fled Jerusalem, in the days of Ezekiel, and travelled about
learning of the great philosophies and religions of the times.
G o e s , A l b r e c h t .
The burnt offering. Translated from the German by Michael
Hamburger. New York. Pantheon, 1956. 93 p.
The tragic jmpact of this bitter novel stems from the tyrannies of the
Third Reich. Frau Walker, the Jews’ butcher, tells of the Jews who gathered
in her shop each Friday to collect meat scraps and how they were taunted or
beaten by the S. S. This was during the early Forties. She fought the horror
she encountered by summoning whatever justice there was in heaven with a
burnt offering — herself.
G o l d t h o r p e , J o h n .
The same scourge. New York, Putnam, 1956. 311
p .
The story of the crucifixion and the tragic events that occurred at that
fateful Passover supper in old Judea.
G r e e n , G e r a l d .
The last angry man. New York, Scribner, 1957. 494
p .
Dr. Samuel Abelman, sixty-eight and weary, is made the focal point of a
TV show when Woody Thrasher, a young advertising executive, stumbles
upon the doctor as the first subject for a new program.
H e u m a n , W i l l i a m .
Strictly from Brooklyn. New York, Morrow, 1956. 192
p .
This book is not a pretty nor a genuine picture of Jews in Brooklyn. It
is about Manny and Dave and their wives at a Ladies’ Day in Ebbets Field,
and about a clever blonde bombshell, Hildegarde Baumgartner.
I l t o n , P a u l
M a c L e n n a n , R o b e r t s .
Moses and the Ten Commandments.
New York, Dell, 1956. 319 p.
A novel about life of Moses.
K a r n e y , J a c k .
Work of darkness: a novel. New York, Putnam, 1956. 279
p .
The son of an Orthodox Jew is killed with another member of a teen-age
gang by members of a rival group.
K o l b , L e o n .
Moses, the near Easterner: a novel. San Francisco, Genuart, 1956.
p .
A fictionalized account of Moses’ life from his childhood to his death.
L e v i n , M e y e r .
Compulsion. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1956. 495 p.
A contemporary historical novel from a psychoanalytical point of view
based on the Leopold-Loeb murder case.