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Rufus Learsi


The World Publishing Company

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THE JEWS IN AMERICA: A HISTORY by Rufus Learsi, copyright 1954. Published by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York. Hard cover, no dust jacket. Stated First Edition. 382 pages include Bibliographical Note and Index. Book is in readable condition â“ inscription and personal library label inside front cover. It appears to have been dampened at some point â“ as you can see from the picture the boards are somewhat warped â“ pages are tight and firmly attached. The white spots are remnants of the dust jacket which evidently stuck when they became damp. Text is clear. From the Foreword: With all their distinctness and “high visibility” the Jews in America are not, of course, the compact body which the anti-Semite professes to see in them. They are instead a highly diversified group, socially and ideologically, and their character and destiny as a community are envisioned by them in a variety of ways. They have, for example, their extreme “isolationists,” who contend that the Jews in America can and should follow their own course, unaffected by the lot of their coreligionists in other lands, and, on the other hand, those who see no future for the community in America apart from those in other landsâ”from the one that constitutes the state of Israel, in particular. The present writer advocates neither of those extremes. But every story, as is well known, is tinged by the prepossessions of the storyteller, and the author’s outlook, which he has been at no pains to conceal, emerges clearly at various stages of the book. His most pervasive assumption, perhaps, is that the story of the Jews in America must embrace the historic heritage and concurrent fortunes of their people the world over, in addition, of course, to their life as an integral part of the American nation. The author is persuaded that his general outlook is shared by the great majority of his fellow Jews in America, but in no sense is this narrative a reflection of the “official” attitude of any group in the community, large or small. No such group has engaged him to write this book, and he has not sought or followed the advice of any before, during or after its composition. And if at times he has shown himself partisan, he has not, he trusts, failed to present other viewpoints fairly and fully. PLEASE READ IN ORDER TO PREVENT MISUNDERSTANDINGS Each item offered is described to the best of my ability as to condition, special markings, wear, age if known, and damage, if any. If you have a question not answered in the description, please email your question and I will answer within 24 hours. Payment for all amounts due must be received no later than five (5) days after end date of sale. If you are concerned that your payment won't reach me before the end of this five-day period, COMMUNICATE this to me by email. Shipment will be made within 48 hours of receipt of payment or of confirmation that payment has been made. Shipping. I ship to United States of America locations only - NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. USPS Parcel Post is used for all items except books and plants. Books are shipped via USPS Media Rate and plants are sent Priority Mail. Multiple purchases of like items can be combined to reduce shipping costs. I ship within 48 hours upon receipt of payment. Feedback will be left for Buyer once payment has been received and item(s) have been shipped. I would appreciate Buyer leaving feedback for me as well. COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL TRANSACTION so please do not hesitate to email me with your questions or concerns.

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