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| The Story of Modern Skiing
The ultimate history of skiing from a renowned insider
The Story of Modern Skiing is laced with revelations from the author’s personal relationships with skiing greats such as triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women’s World Cup winner Nancy Greene, World Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and industry pioneers such as Vail founder Pete Seibert, metal ski designer Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange.
Maps locating major resorts, records of ski champions, and a timeline, bibliography, glossary, and index of names and places make this the definitive work on modern skiing. Skiers of all ages and abilities will revel in this lively tale of their sport’s heritage. TOC
| The Besht
Magician, Mystic, and Leader
Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry
Now in paperback
Now available in English, a provocative new biography of the founder of Hasidism
“Immanuel Etkes has produced a major, highly erudite re-evaluation of the Besht that both clarifies and clearly contextualizes the work of many earlier scholars, and as well presents a well-documented and deeply learned portrait of the still-mysterious Israel Baal Shem Tov. This book is essential reading for those working in the field of East European Judaism, as well as for anyone interested in the origins and early history of Hasidism.”
—Allan Nadler, The Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies
| Through the Sands of Time
A History of the Jewish Community of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Judah M. Cohen
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture and Life
Now in paperback
An enlightening look at a unique and remarkable Jewish community
In 1796, the Jews of St. Thomas founded the first Jewish congregation on this Caribbean island. By 1803, new arrivals from England, France, and the neighboring islands of St. Eustatius and Curaçao increased the original number from a handful of congregants to twenty-two families. Their small synagogue was destroyed by fires and rebuilt several times. The congregation numbered sixty-four families by the time the present synagogue was erected in 1833. It is by now the oldest synagogue in continuous use under the American flag. TOC Read More
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A Practical Guide for Global Health Workers
Laurel A. Spielberg, ed.; Lisa V. Adams, ed.
Dartmouth College Press
“The authors’ deep understanding, candid portrayal, and unmistakable love for these countries and regions provides a common thread that binds the chapters together and brings them to life.”
Republic of Words
The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857–1925
“Taking her cue from editors such as William Dean Howells, who ‘knew that books lived as much on author’s personalities as on their contents’, Goodman’s own book, with its Dickensian array of characters, stands out amid drier studies of the same milieu.”
— Times Literary Supplement
The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution
Harlow Giles Unger
“In his new biography, Harlow Giles Unger captures the innovative, joyous spirit of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais . . . Read, laugh and weep with Unger’s unlikely and always surprising patriot.”
— Newcity Lit
A Year among Prodigies, Rebels, and Visionaries at a World-Class Art College
“Art Schooled provides a sympathetic look at a group of supremely talented but often misunderstood young people training to be artists. It’s also a lens into the inner workings of the college. . . . Witham wrote about details that reflect well on the Maryland Institute College of Art – and others that might make an administrator squirm.”
— Inside Higher Ed
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