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Paul Kriwaczek
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Paul Kriwaczek was born in Vienna in 1937 and, with his parents, narrowly escaped the Nazis in 1939, fleeing first to Switzerland and then to England. He grew up in London and graduated from London Hospital Medical College. After several years spent working and traveling in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, he joined the BBC, where he spent the next quarter of a century as a program producer and filmmaker. Since leaving television in the 1990s, he has devoted himself to writing full-time, catching up on the unfinished business of a life spent exploring places, times, and ideas. He... Read More

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In Search of Zarathustra
Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet
Written by Paul Kriwaczek


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $16.95

A fascinating journey through time and across Europe and Central Asia, in search of the prophet Zarathustra (a.k.a. Zoroaster)—perhaps the greatest religious lawgiver of the ancient world—and his vast influence.

In Persia more than three thousand years ago, Zarathustra spoke of a single universal god, the battle between good and evil, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

In Search of Zarathustra
Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet
Written by Paul Kriwaczek


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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Yiddish Civilisation
The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation
Written by Paul Kriwaczek


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $16.95

Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire, when Jewish culture first spread to Europe. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, as its notable diplomats, artists and thinkers make their mark in far-flung cities and found a self-governing Yiddish world. By its... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Yiddish Civilisation
The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation
Written by Paul Kriwaczek


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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