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The Temple Bombing * SIGNED * - FIRST EDITION -

Greene, Melissa Fay

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ISBN 10: 0201622068 / ISBN 13: 9780201622065
Published by Addison-Wesley Pub., 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND FIRST Printing with publishers full number line present on copyright page. * SIGNED * by Atlanta author directly onto title page (signature only). Fine or Better volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. A perfect copy. Scholarly/historical account of the Atlanta (Ga.) Temple Bombing of 1958. A FIRST/FIRST. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001352

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Title: The Temple Bombing * SIGNED * - FIRST ...

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The award-winning author of Praying for Sheetrock describes the October 1958 bombing of the Reform Jewish synagogue in Atlanta and dicusses the role of rabbi Jacob Rothschild as an early spokesman for racial equality. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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When the United States South went into an uproar over the 1954 Supreme Court decision in favor of integration, Jacob Rothschild--rabbi of the Temple, Atlanta's oldest and richest synagogue--responded with an outspoken defense of civil rights. "He was aware that he lived in strange times, when the pronouncement of elemental moral observations stirred political havoc." The bombing of the Temple by neo-Nazi extremists in 1958 was but one climactic moment in a progression of conflicting messages and class struggles experienced by Jews in the post-war South. Melissa Fay Greene is a fine storyteller with a rich, literary style: she portrays the social setting, as well as the crime itself and its aftermath, with a plethora of compelling details. By the end of the book, when Rabbi Rothschild is hosting a dinner for Martin Luther King in honor of his Nobel Peace Prize, the reader has gained a solid sense of a pivotal time and place in Southern history.

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