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By Jerold S. Auerbach

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ISBN-13: 9781610271226

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opposed to THE GRAIN is a set of difficult and insightful essays from a reflective historian. Jerold Auerbach, Professor Emeritus of background at Wellesley collage (where he taught for forty years), writes within the Foreword how his educational profession and his time in Israel "each in its personal precise method converged to free up me from my earlier as a non-Jewish Jew." He adds:

"Regardless of the subject—law, glossy American background, Pueblo Indians, American Judaism, Israel—deference to the normal knowledge by no means were my sort. I regularly loved the stimulation of writing opposed to the grain: studying hidden meanings, tough ancient and political pieties, and exposing the self-serving ideology that frequently lurked underneath self-evident truths. offering highbrow catnip, it additionally enabled me to arrive readers some distance past the slender confines of educational journals."

"My artistic paintings continually used to be performed within the solitude of my research, my sanctum inside of my domestic. Enclosed in the precious artifacts, maps, pictures, prints, and books amassed in the course of a long time of analysis and commute, I explored the heritage that either encouraged and mirrored my very own highbrow trajectory. nearly each ebook i've got written, to my real shock, contained inside it the seed of its successor. That, in fact, is discernible basically with hindsight—which, in spite of everything, is the particular characteristic of a historian. I invite my family members, associates, and readers to accompany me to a few favourite locations in the course of my journey."

A new ebook from Quid Pro's trips and Memoirs sequence, opposed to THE GRAIN offers this designated hindsight in essays and excerpts precise to a basic viewers drawn to such matters, in addition to historians and faculty scholars. the various essays have been first released in non-academic magazines and newspapers, notwithstanding they're all supported with the prodigious learn and candor of this well-known historian and generally released writer.

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