Genius & anxiety : how Jews changed the world, 1847-1947
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New York : Scribner, 2019.
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Book
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
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xix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
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Language
English
ISBN
9781982134228, 1982134224

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-417) and index.
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"In a hundred-year period, a handful of men and women changed the way we see the world. Many of them are well known -- Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Kafka. Others have vanished from collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, there would be no blood transfusions or major surgery. Without Paul Ehrlich, no chemotherapy. Without Siegfried Marcus, no motor car. Without Rosalind Franklin, genetic science would look very different. Without Fritz Haber, there would not be enough food to sustain life on earth. What do these visionaries have in common? They all had Jewish origins. They all had a gift for thinking in wholly original, even earth-shattering ways. In 1847 the Jewish people made up less than 0.25% of the world's population, and yet they saw what others could not. How? Why? ... In a political climate where anti-Semitism is resurgent and revisionism goes unchallenged, this history is the counterpoint to fake news and false assumptions. From the humble hamburger to the space rocket, everything has a Jewish reason."--,Jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lebrecht, N. (2019). Genius & anxiety: how Jews changed the world, 1847-1947 (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lebrecht, Norman, 1948-. 2019. Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lebrecht, Norman, 1948-. Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 New York: Scribner, 2019.

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Lebrecht, Norman. Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2019.

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