LEANING LIGHT: POEMS
I’d put September in my heart
and carry it around forever—
the colors of my heart would change,
until I drop to the earth with a sigh.
CURRENT TITLES FROM BACK PAGES BOOKS
A haunting, tragic story of love and des[eration, I.L. Peretz's century-old Yiddish tale Married jumps to life in this new translation by Rose Waldman. Mystical in its vision of love and stark in its depiction of the lives of impoverished women within the confines of Jewish ghettos, Married is a profound, unsettling masterwork brought to life for the first time in English. [ORDER HERE]
"An important contribution to our understanding of the Second World War in Eastern Europe" -Antony Polonsky, author of The Jews in Poland and Russia
As the Nazi Army swept into Eastern Europe in 1939, Richard Fenigsen, a sixteen year-old Polish Jew, fled his hometown and arrived with his family in the Soviet-controlled southeast of Poland. Within months they were deported thousands of miles into the heart of Russia. A singular, poignant portrait of daily life in Russia during World War II, A Long Journey to Russia is an epic adventure at the periphery of a great tragedy, and a testament that the wecoming of strangers is possible even in the darkest of times. [ORDER HERE]
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Available nationally for the first time, celebrated historian Howard Zinn's stripped and powerful observation of the mindsets that permeate American government is a singular historical document just two years after it was initially published. Based on a talk delivered in the weeks following the historic election of Barack Obama,
The State of the Union is a sobering look at whether the new president could turn the euphoria of a nation toward enacting the change his supporters had hoped for. Ever more urgent in its prescience, this powerful and radical analysis of the opportunities for change now stands out as a deeply important book from an equally important moment in American history.
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A Model Factory in a Model City (History of Waltham #2) A Social Study John Swinton
A fascinating glimpse of Waltham and the Waltham Watch Factory, first published in 1887, written by one of the most prominent socialist writers in American history.
The Sound of One Body
A haunting collection of vignettes that capture
the powerful reverberations of even the briefest encounters.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's first sermons from the first industrial town in America
Laurence A. Green
A groundbreaking re-evaluation of Emerson's deep personal
and philosophical ties to America's first industrial city, including
the full reproduction of his first two sermons, delivered on October 15, 1826.