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Howard M. Sachar
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Howard M. Sachar is the author of numerous books, including A History of Israel, A History of the Jews in America, Farewell España, and Israel and Europe. He is also the editor of the 39-volume The Rise of Israel: A Documentary History. He serves as Professor of Modern History at George Washington University, is a consultant and lecturer on Middle Eastern affairs for numerous governmental bodies, and lectures widely in the United States and abroad. He lives in Kensington, Maryland.

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The Course of Modern Jewish History

Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Dreamland
Europeans and Jews in the Aftermath of the Great War
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $15.00

By the end of World War I, in November 1918, Europe’s old authoritarian empires had fallen, and new and seemingly democratic governments were rising from the debris. As successor states found their place on the map, many hoped that a more liberal Europe would emerge. But this post-war idealism all too... Read more >
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Dreamland
Europeans and Jews in the Aftermath of the Great War
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Farewell Espana
The World of the Sephardim Remembered
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 3, 1995
Price: $15.96

Sachar chronicles the story of the Iberian Jews, the doyens of Jewish history, from their "Golden Age" in medieval Spain through their harassment, expulsion, and dispersion to new lives in Western Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, the Levant, the Americas, and eventually modern Israel.

In 1492, on the eve of Columbus's voyage, the... Read more >
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Farewell Espana
The World of the Sephardim Remembered
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $11.99

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $24.00

The distinguished historian of the Jewish people, Howard M. Sachar, gives us a comprehensive and enthralling chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four hundred years.

Tracking their fate from Western Europe’s age of mercantilism in the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals... Read more >
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A History of Israel
From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 1296 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $24.99

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A History of Israel
From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: Trade Paperback, 1296 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $39.95

Sachar gives us the full story of Israel from its early-19th-century ideological beginnings through its ensuing growth as a sovereign republic, giving full weight to diplomatic, political, economic, cultural and military factors—always against the matrix of parallel and interacting events in other countries.

Sachar's updating begins with negotiations toward the interim... Read more >
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A History of the Jews in America

Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 1072 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $13.99

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A History of the Jews in America

Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: Trade Paperback, 1072 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $30.00

Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries, of philanthropists and Hollywood moguls. At the same time, he elucidates the grand themes of the Jewish encounter with America, from the bigotry of a Christian... Read more >
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Israel and Europe
An Appraisal in History
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 2000
Price: $15.00

"Israel is the product of Europe more than any other civilization.  Zionism from its inception was the Jews' ideological response specifically to European romantic nationalism, their political response to European anti-Semitism.  Since 1948, in Israel's nostalgia for the amplitude of European culture and in Europe's afflicted conscience for the Holocaust, in each side's... Read more >
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Israel and Europe
An Appraisal in History
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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