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of anti-Semitism, nervousness and the Jews, etc.
The headwear
worker
, a century of trade unionism by Charles H. Green (New
York, United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers’ International
Union, 1944), contains an account of the Hebrew Hatters Union
as well as other references to Jewish participation in trade union-
ism.
50th Milestone
,
Abraham Mendelowitz at the halfway mark
, by
Marx Lewis (New York, Joint Board, Millinery Workers’ Union,
1944), offers a biography of an indefatigable Jewish labor leader.
An interesting chapter on Judah Philip Benjamin, who served the
Confederacy as head of the department of Justice, War and State
successively, is contained in
Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet
, by
Rembert Wallace Patrick (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Univer-
sity Press, 1944). To biography, too, belongs
Germany's step-
children
, by Solomon Liptzin (Philadelphia, Jewish Publication
Society of America, 1944), containing a series of character sketches
through which the Jewish contribution to German culture is
appraised. They are veritable portraits of prominent German and
Austrian writers of Jewish origin, being both German and Jew.
A very dignified publication entitled
Three score and twenty
, con-
taining a brief biography and selected addresses and sermons by
the Rev. Dr. Edward Nathan Calisch, was published by Congre-
gation Beth Ahabah (Richmond, Va., 1945) “as a token symbol
of its admiration, affection and respect for its beloved spiritual
leader” who is an eminent, learned but very modest American
rabbi.
Autobiographical works are popular nowadays. Among those
whose autobiographical writings have appeared during the year
are men and women who have made their mark in the professions
which they have chosen to practise. In the
Chronicle of an Ameri-
can crusader
, Rabbi Samuel S. Mayerberg (New York, Bloch,
1944) tells of the role he played in the successful efforts to break
the power of the Pendergast machine in Kansas City, Mo. The
volume comprises the Hebrew Union College Alumni Lectures for
1942 and has a foreword by President Julian Morgenstern.
The
best is yet to come
. . . , by Morris L. Ernst (New York, Harper,
1945), is the autobiography of a lawyer who is well known as a
liberal, while
Labor lawyer
, by Louis Waldman (New York, Dut-
ton, 1944), is that of one who became prominent as a social poli-
tician. Goldie Stone’s
My caravan of years
(New York, Bloch,
1945) is the autobiography of a Jewish woman who came to this
country from Lithuania at the age of sixteen and has been con-
nected with civic projects in New York and Chicago.
Wars I have
seen,
, by Gertrude Stein (New York, Random, 1945), represents
a report by the distinguished American author of life in France
under Nazi occupation. I t was written secretly, while the Germans