Jewish Heroes & Heroines: Their Unique Achievements

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In Jewish Heroes & Heroines, Darryl Lyman details the remarkable achievements of Jews in a wide range of fields of endeavorfrom government, law, business, and medicine to literature, music, theater, and sports. The singular achievements of Jewish men and women have truly earned them heroic status.

The Jewish legacy to the world community includes the discovery of lifesaving medical techniques, the creation of businesses that provide employment for untold numbers of people, the invention of ingenious products and procedures and the creation of priceless works of art.

Among the achievements recounted in these pages are: development of the nuclear submarine and the twelve-tone musical technique
discovery of penicillin, human blood groups, economic models, the electrocardiogram, and the oral polio vaccine
creation of sculptured painting and synthetic ammonia
founding of the modern dye industry, the modern perfume industry, modern American theater music, and the first Hollywood movie studio
solving the riddle of photosynthesis
confirmation of the quantum theory
introduction of quarks, public health nursing, and holography
fusion of classical and popular music
establishment of the first American radio broadcasting network

The individuals featured in Jewish Heroes & Heroines, Stephen Sondheim, Isaac Asimov, Este Lauder, Steven Spielberg, Bob Dylan, Marc Chagall, to name a few, are an inspiration to us all. To be made aware of their unique achievements is a delectable treat. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

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Darryl Lyman is the author of Dictionary of Animals Words and Phrases; Civil War Quotations; and Civil War Wordbook, which was nominated for the prestigious Lincoln Prize at Gettysburg College. His biographical works include Great Jews in the Performing Arts; Great Jewish Families; Jewish Heroes and Heroines: Their Unique Achievements; Great African-American Women; and Great Jews in Music.

Mr. Lyman has contributed film reviews to Magills Cinema Annual and coedited Fifty Golden Years of Oscar, the Official History of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He resides in Moreno Valley, California.

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