Jews, God and History: Second Edition (Paperback)

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Jews, God and History: Second Edition By Max I. Dimont Cover Image


A rich study of Jews and Jewish history that offers a unique look at a people who have persevered through unspeakable adversity and have contributed incredible advancements to the world we know today.

How have the Jews survived through so many millennia while other civilizations have declined and perished? What qualities mark the culture that has produced Moses, Christ, Spinoza, Marx, Freud, and Einstein?
From ancient Palestine through Europe and Asia, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth.

This is a tale of a people escaping annihilation, fighting, falling back, advancing—a lively and fascinating look at how the Jews have contributed to humankind’s spiritual and intellectual heritage in remarkable ways, and across a remarkable span of history.

About the Author

Max I. Dimont, author of The Indestructible Jews, The Jews in America, The Amazing Adventures of the Jewish People, and Appointment in Jerusalem, was born in Helsinki, Finland, and came to the United States in 1930. He taught himself English by reading Shakespeare’s plays, the Bible, and American plays translated into Finnish. After serving in intelligence with the U.S. Army during World War II, he worked in public relations and employee relations for Edison Brothers Stores in St. Louis. Following the first publication of the bestselling Jews, God and History, he lectured extensively on Jewish history throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, and Finland until his death in 1992.

Praise For…

“More interesting than the facts Dimont has collected…is the fascinating reasoning of a bright and unorthodox mind.”—San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle


“A book of life and hope. There are few greater documents to the vitality and perseverance of Man than this history of the Jews.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch


“Done with warmth and vitality. Written for laymen by a scholarly layman who has a passion for his theme.”—Max Lerner


“By far the liveliest popular history of the Jewish people that I have ever read. In many ways, a strikingly original synthesis of Jewish history.”—Richard B. Morris, author of The Forging of the Union, 1781–1789 and Witnesses at the Creation


Product Details
ISBN: 9780451207012
ISBN-10: 0451207017
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: March 4th, 2003
Pages: 592
Language: English