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The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky

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The house of twenty thousand books
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The house of twenty thousand books
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Sasha Abramsky
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eng
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"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. "--
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Title
The house of twenty thousand books
Creator
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 ofTwenty Thousand Books is at once the story of a fascinating family and chronicle of the embattled twentieth century
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Genre
Tone
Biography type
collective biography
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10442586
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 381/.450020922421
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
Z330.6.L6
LC item number
A27 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Sasha Abramsky
The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
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The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
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Includes index
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ocn898228424
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Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781590178881
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015006798

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