Sasha Abramsky - The House of Twenty Thousand Books

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A senior fellow at Demos and writing teacher at UC Davis, Abramsky is the author of Conned and The American Way of Poverty; his journalism has focused on many progressive and social justice issues, notably work on U.S. prisons for Human Rights Watch. In this memoir of his grandparents, Miriam and Chimen (1916-2010), that doubles as an intellectual history of the 20thcentury Jewish diaspora, Abramsky chronicles a thriving left-wing London salon that hosted intellectuals including Isaiah Berlin and Eric Hobsbawm, and a steadily growing collection of “useful” books, which for Chimen embraced thinkers from Maimonides to Marx to Darwin.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$27.95
ISBN: 9781590178881
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: New York Review Books - September 1st, 2015

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