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The house of twenty thousand books / Sasha Abramsky.

Abramsky, Sasha. (Author).
Book Book (2015.)
Description: 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2015.
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Winthrop Adult Biographies 920 920 Abramsky 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Biographies (3rd Floor) Biography / Z 330.6 L6 A27 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Biography B/ ABRAMSKY,S./A (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781590178881 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1590178882 (hardback)
General Note: Includes index.
Summary: "The House of Twenty Thousand Books is journalist Sasha Abramsky's elegy to the vanished intellectual world of his grandparents, Chimen and Miriam, and their vast library of socialist literature and Jewish history. A rare book dealer and self-educated polymath who would go on to teach at Oxford and consult for Sotheby's, Chimen Abramsky drew great writers and thinkers like Isaiah Berlin and Eric Hobsbawm to his north London home; his library grew from his abiding passion for books and his search for an enduring ideology. The books, documents, and manuscripts that covered every shelf at 5 Hillway were testaments to Chimen's quest -- from the Jewish orthodoxy of his boyhood, to the Communism of his youth, to the liberalism of his mature years. The House of Twenty Thousand Books is at once the story of a fascinating family and chronicle of the embattled twentieth century. The House of Twenty Thousand Books includes 43 photos. "-- Provided by publisher.
Alternate Title: House of 20,000 books
Citation: Abramsky, Sasha. "The house of twenty thousand books." New York : New York Review Books, 2015.

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