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6 Featured Titles

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The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Written by Irving Finkel


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53711-7 (0-385-53711-5)

The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.
 
Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Menachem Begin
The Battle for Israel's Soul
Written by Daniel Gordis


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4312-3 (0-8052-4312-7)

A fascinating biography of the sixth prime minister of Israel that explains how the pre-state terrorist became the first Israeli leader to sign a peace treaty with an Arab country.

Reviled as a fascist demagogue by his great rival Ben-Gurion, venerated by Israel’s underclass, the first Israeli to win the Nobel Peace... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Falling Out of Time

Written by David Grossman


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35013-6 (0-385-35013-9)

Following his magisterial To the End of the Land, the universally acclaimed Israeli author brings us an incandescent fable of parental grief—concise, elemental, a powerfully distilled experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death.
 
In Falling Out of Time, David Grossman has created a genre-defying drama—part play, part prose... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Dual Inheritance
A Novel
Written by Joanna Hershon


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-46848-2 (0-345-46848-1)

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The Pope and Mussolini
The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9346-2 (0-8129-9346-2)

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the compelling story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Invention of the Land of Israel
From Holy Land to Homeland
Written by Shlomo Sand
Translated by Geremy Forman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-083-4 (1-78168-083-3)

What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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